I started a Ph.D. these past few weeks in Biblical Studies. I have worked hard to get to this point, following in step in God’s timing. But I also am not forgetting the support of family, friends, academic colleagues and mentors who have encouraged me. It truly does take a village. Preparing for this, as… Read More If you feel life is meaningless, read this.
As a lifetime Christian, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that when people are in despair, they just need to pray more. “Keep looking to Jesus,” they say. “God is still here.” “If you feel like you’re praying to a wall, He hasn’t left you, you’ve left Him.” We can be in… Read More When You’re Told To “Pray More”: God Hasn’t Left
The potential of being used by God is exciting. However, some Christians shy away from this. They think, “I have nothing to offer, God can’t use me.” For these Christians, God’s omnipresence, power, and authority, drowns out any of their own ability to contribute. We don’t measure up to God’s glory. Even pointing out that… Read More Do You Use What You Have For God?
I’ve come to the point in my daily devotionals where I’m reading about Moses in Exodus again, and this morning I was struck with a new perspective. For those who don’t know, Moses was a man who was saved from genocide as an infant. He was found by Pharaoh’s daughter, that is, the daughter of… Read More When We Want God To Send Someone Else
It’s not just about romance.… Read More “All Of Me” by John Legend Shows God’s Love For Us
I’m realizing this in my own life, as well as other people’s—we sometimes tend to use God as a car navigation system. In some ways, this makes sense. He’s supposed to be our guide. He’s supposed to show us the way. We’re supposed to listen to when He says “turn here” or “stop”. But the… Read More God Is Not A GPS; He’s The Car Driver
When we need direction, we pray to seek God’s counsel. But sometimes, following being unable to discern His voice, we ask for a physical sign to get our answer. We like firm direction. We like clear paths. We want to make sure we’re being propelled toward the right goal. And yet, I’ve noticed that sometimes… Read More When You Ask For A Sign, Are You Watching Or Sleeping?
The world has exploded. You’re probably sitting at home right now scrolling through your phone, checking your social media feed for what feels like the billionth time today. You’re on edge and stressed. Maybe a loved one of yours is sick, and you feel responsible to protect them from COVID-19. Maybe a loved one of… Read More COVID-19: Where Is God In A Global Pandemic?
I feel like there are opposing opinions within the Christian community when it comes to asking for signs from God. Sometimes a girl needs guidance, and I’ve been both encouraged to and discouraged from asking for specific signs. I’ve been told that God wants us to follow His will for our lives, but that some… Read More Praying For Signs: Do or Don’t?
I like to listen to podcasts while I drive alone, generally of sermons. The most recent podcast I’ve listened to reminded me that Jesus is the light of the world. And it got me thinking. If Jesus is the light of the world, and as Christians we live in the light, we are of light—then… Read More God Is A Flashlight