I knew my mom had been in excruciating pain for the past year and a half. Her tongue cancer made it difficult for her to swallow. But until today when I saw how long it took for her to undergo radiation and chemo, I didn’t understand how much pain she really felt.
The following is written from God's perspective, not my own. Of course, I'm not trying to put words in His mouth or add to the Bible. These words are just my ideas of what He might tell you if you are...
I believe God has convicted me that, deep down in my soul, I treasure these people and things more than Him. Yes, I still know Him. Yes, I still love Him. Yes, I still belong to Him. But I've been chasing my fleshly desires.
Church…blah, blah, blah.
Bible study…blah, blah, blah.
Prayer…blah, blah, blah.
Worship…blah, blah, blah.
Quiet time…blah, blah, blah.
Do you ever feel like you’re living a blah spiritual life?
I definitely do. I’ve been a Christian since I was a little girl, so I’ve learned how I should act and what I should do as a Christian.
But sometimes I feel tired of doing the "right" things...
“I just want to go to heaven,” I prayed through tears. “I just want to escape from these horrible feelings. When will this awful pain go away?” I prayed that prayer a several months ago during one of the hardest nights I’ve ever experienced. I wanted to be freed from the constant lies I heard... Continue Reading →
Happy Tuesday, everyone! Today, I am featuring a special blog post from Kori! She blogs at My Ceaseless Praise. I hope you enjoy her post! What David Taught Me about God’s Promises An unstable ruler. A young rival. Chases, escapes, battles. That’s what I’ve been reading about. And no, it’s not an action novel – it’s... Continue Reading →
Church…blah, blah, blah. Communion…blah, blah, blah. Bible study…blah, blah, blah. Prayer…blah, blah, blah. Quiet time…blah, blah, blah. Do you ever feel like you’re living a blah spiritual life? I definitely do. I’ve been a Christian since I was really little. I know all the right things to do, but I am also tired of doing... Continue Reading →
If only we could be on top of the world forever. Big name and big bucks. I haven’t gotten very high on the success hill (according to the world’s standards), but when I did start climbing the hill, I rolled back down very quickly. Simply put, you can’t be on top of the world forever... Continue Reading →
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Too much of a good thing is wonderful.” How terribly wrong. For example, when you eat half a big bag of white cheddar popcorn in one sitting (not that I’ve ever done such a thing), you never want white cheddar popcorn again. Maybe you’ve had a similar experience with raspberries,... Continue Reading →
I hate waiting… For a friend to arrive. For my turn to checkout at Kohl's. For my meal to come at Bob Evans. For my curling iron to heat up. I’m sure you can relate. We aren’t always doing. Sometimes we’re just being…and hoping that things start making sense soon. It’s hard to simply be... Continue Reading →
I know I haven’t written a post for over a week. I’ve been experiencing something very painful called writer’s block. I haven’t been in my writer’s groove for a while. What do I write about? How do I get around this writer’s block? I have no clue. For today, I thought I’d leave you with... Continue Reading →
The little boy stared in awe at the colorful firework show in the sky. His eyes were glued to the bright sparkles, glimmering above him. A couple nights ago, we went to a minor league baseball game. The actual game was pretty dull, but it was a fun social experience. I got to walk around,... Continue Reading →
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning (James 1:17, NKJV). I read this verse today, and I felt very convicted. Why? Because I am utterly horrible at remembering this verse. In fact, I’m extremely... Continue Reading →
You may have caught on that I have an organized-in-theory kind of life. And one of the organized-in-theory parts of my life is my to-do list. I may have To-Do List Syndrome or Disorder or Disease. I make to-do lists too often, and I don’t do the things on my to-do lists enough. I’m simply not as... Continue Reading →
Recently I posted about how we need to let go of our calendar lives and wait on God’s timing to know what the future holds. However, there are some things you can do while you’re waiting for God to show you what’s next. Here’s a simple list of things a young adult can do to... Continue Reading →