In our constantly hurrying culture, we rush from one activity to the next—but we don’t often think about how God wants us to spend our time. Perhaps this is because we believe the two major lies about our schedules.
I sometimes wonder if I’ll ever do something important with my life. Will I ever get to achieve something valuable or attain true success in my career? Or will I be stuck at a desk, doing filing and answering phones for the rest of my life?
We all struggle to find our identity in Christ alone. We all want to find our value in something we achieve, and we want others to notice our achievements. But Christ notices us—even without our achievements.
It was the week after I’d taken a very challenging history exam. I waited impatiently for my professor to grade my test, and he finally did. After a torturous period of waiting, I discovered my grade. And I instantly felt disgusted, dissatisfied, and disappointed. You see, after studying for ten hours with the hope of... Continue Reading →
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 →
I think most people feel like an unbaked bowl of cookie dough for the majority of their lives. We feel like an unbaked bowl of dough, or a blank canvas, or an unfinished math problem. And, for most of our lives, we constantly ask when the dough will be baked, the canvas will be painted,... Continue Reading →
Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God (1 Peter 3:3-4). I came across this verse today and had an idea for a... Continue Reading →
Today we remember the story of America's independence and the brave soldiers who fought for the freedom of America. The British people oppressed the Americans, but they overcame Britain. Countless men fought for our country. The took great risks. They faced death. Yet they fought willingly for our freedom as Americans. Christ fought willingly for our... Continue Reading →
I apologize that it's been a week since I've posted. I am awful. (And also unsure if I'm being sarcastic.) This post will be short but sweet... It might not have snowed yet this winter wherever you are, but you've probably seen snow before. So far this winter, we've gotten 5 minutes of flurries, which... Continue Reading →