"Jesus died so that I could live. He rose so that we could be wed." This thought popped in my head in the midst of worship Tuesday night. In the middle of a song, whose lyrics include the phrase "the cross has the final say", I found myself staring at my beloved covenant ring (pictured … Continue reading The Cross Has the Final Say
Take a lover of words, a passionate wordsmith, and silence her voice. Do not let her speak her mind or share her heart’s treasures, be it aloud or on the page. Dismantle her hope. Fill her head with dreams of grandeur and when she firmly believes she has a shot at being something, dash … Continue reading How to Conquer a Writer in 4 Easy Steps
I see you. I understand your plight and I know that the struggle is, like, so real. It's a challenge sometimes to accept that a holy, righteous God could love you in spite of all of your wrongdoings and mishaps. I, too, have wrestled with countless questions and doubts concerning the certainty of my salvation … Continue reading For Intellectual Christians who Struggle with Accepting the Grace and Love of God
That's a dangerous and important question. I don't know the answer to that, only God does, but it plagues me just the same. The anniversary of his death is approaching us soon and I know a lot of people just like myself are going to be affected by it. It just hit me the other … Continue reading If Chester Bennington Could Have Listened to Dear Evan Hansen, Would it Have Changed His Life?
I’m currently going through A. W. Tozer’s The Pursuit of God for the second time and in chapter one, I find that simplicity is a common theme as it relates to man’s relationship with God. Tozer has an interesting view on what accepting and seeking Jesus means and I believe his view is one that … Continue reading Lessons from A.W. Tozer: The Doctrine of Accepting and Seeking Jesus
When I was washing my cup out late last week, I washed the outside first and then the inside. I usually don't do that. I usually wash it the other way around. I didn't think anything of it until Holy Spirit reminded me of this verse: "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you … Continue reading The Hope of the Messiah in the Midst of Pharisees