When You Don’t See Growth in Your Relationship with God Right Now

I fully believe that true Christians will bear fruit. And that fruit will be obvious to other people, like faithfulness and joy and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). But I don’t believe we are on the deadline that we give ourselves.

How Pride Came Before My Fall

I knew God was speaking to me when I had that “little fall.” Although my name is Grace, I’m not very gracious—especially to others. Rather, I’m often haughty…and I fell.

How to Stop Sitting on the Holier-than-Thou Throne

Before I start ranting (mentally or audibly), I need to stop my thoughts and determine an appropriate response. Because every time I think a demeaning or debasing thought, I assume a position on the throne as holier-than-thou.

Our Spirit is Willing but Our Flesh is Weak

Sometimes, we read Scripture and wonder what we're supposed to learn by reading it. We get distracted by our buzzing phones, future tasks, or anxiety. But sometimes, God gives us a lightbulb moment. Last week, God turned the lightbulb on in my mind. The Scripture passage made sense. I knew what I had to do... Continue Reading →

The Only Way to Conquer Your Idols

I know how much you want to destroy your idols, and I know how much you want to keep them. I know how impossible it feels not to worship them. I may set goals, have high ambitions, and desire to change. But I still feel like I’ll always be ruled by my idols. So how do I stop? How do we stop?

Re-Aligning Our Priorities to Pursue Godliness

Sigh. Yet again, I had to rush through my quiet time to get ready for class this morning. I felt a temporary twinge of guilt for cutting this time short. But I did nothing about it. In fact, I did it the next day and the next day and the day after that. Why do... Continue Reading →

Fighting Sin with Surrender-A Guest Post

Bitter, angry words flew from my mouth toward my siblings, which shut them down and wounded their hearts. I sat selfishly at the computer and let my mom do all the supper preparations, even though I knew better.
In bed that night, I looked back over my day and inwardly wept. My meanness and thoughtlessness surprised me.

Renewing Our Minds in a Corrupt Culture

How can we expect to have renewal of our minds with vulgar language from music, sexual scenes from movies, and inappropriate images from social media constantly running through our minds?
We can't.
So is there a way we can have renewal? How can our minds be refreshed and restored?

Better than Boredom

Yesterday, I felt like a useless sack of potatoes. Let’s just say that the dog days of summer have begun…and it’s only May 9th. I’m definitely happy to be done with school. I’m excited for the sunshine, my family’s beach vacation, time with friends, and my graduation ceremony. I’ll eventually be busy with my friend’s... Continue Reading →

For the Cowardly and Conceited

Then Moses said to the Lord, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your servant; for I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him mute or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now then go,... Continue Reading →

Time Management Trouble

It's confession time again. Last week, I spent six hours on a question-and-answer assignment that should have taken two; and I spent six hours working on an essay outline that also should have taken two. What a time-waster I am. And you know what? We waste time all the time—and we hate ourselves for it.... Continue Reading →

Cookie Dough Damage

I have a confession. (Yes, another one.) I have an addiction to something naughty. It’s gooey and gummy and gloriously delicious. I am addicted to cookie dough. And unfortunately, I will not learn my lesson about eating this delicious goodness. I have to experience painful consequences over and over…and I still don’t learn my lesson.... Continue Reading →

Simple Surrender

I know I’ve ranted in the past about the way Christians make simple biblical commands very vague, complicated, and impractical. (Or have I just played that rant over and over in my mind?) This really gets on my nerves (as you can tell). Unfortunately, though, many devotionals, Bible studies, and sermons consist of unclear principles... Continue Reading →

Little Rebellions

We all have our own little rebellions. We enjoy those little indulgences that make us feel good and in control. I love control. That’s why I like driving. I am in charge when I hold the steering wheel. For some people, they feel in control with alcohol, smoking, or drugs. But most of the time,... Continue Reading →

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