The Bite Without Venom
Pain and suffering will come but not overtake us.
Slowly and Persistently Refined
One of the definitions of the word refine is: “remove impurities or unwanted elements from (a substance)…” Today, I wanted to reflect on this word and how it relates to Christian life, specifically during the start of Lent. All of us, as Christians feel a call to be refined. We feel a desire to be…
Legend of the Pelican – Why It Matters Today
A Christian legend that I am always drawn to is the legend of the pelican. The legend states that when the pelican chicks were starving, the mother pelican would peck at herself in order to feed her young. This symbol for Christians represents the love of Christ, who died for each of us. By His…
God Always Goes the Extra Mile
In the Bible we read of many healing miracles from Christ and the apostles. Recently, one passage in particular has impacted me. In Mark 7:31-37 Jesus goes into the district of Decapolis. Here people bring to Jesus a deaf man with a speech impediment hoping for a healing. Jesus takes the man away, touched his…
What We Give Back to God
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about talent and not wasting our days. I’ve been thinking about procrastination, scrolling on social media, and browsing the internet. I’ve been thinking about work and responsibility. I’ve been praying for change. Last night, I was sitting in my car outside my parents house. My wife was finishing up…
Are you giving it your all?
“Are you giving it your all?” This question comes up during many different times in my day. When I’m studying…am I really giving this my all? When I’m working out…am I really giving this my all? When I’m at Church…am I really giving this my all? When I’m talking to a family member…am I really…
Here is the truth.
Lately, I’ve been praying. A pretty simple prayer. “God, allow me to see the truth of who I am. Help me see myself the way You see me.” Some people may never pray this prayer. They may fully grasp they are a child of the One True King. They may understand that God died for…
Hiccups for Jesus
A few morning’s ago I was struck with a tragedy: hiccups that would not go away. I don’t know what it was about these hiccups, but they were intense. You know, the kind that like shakes your whole body? They were obnoxiously loud, and echoed through my house (my sleeping family must not have been…
There is someone out there that you love. Whether that be in a romantic way, familial, or brotherly. There is someone, who you will sacrifice for every day. A person you are willing to do anything for just because they are who they are. Here are a few example you might relate to: -A child who…