Will You Pray with Me?

Hello, everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful fall. Lately, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about how the people of this world need Jesus. So many of the problems we face would be alleviated if two things happened: if Christians were concerned about living for God and reaching people for him, and if…

Our Kingdom

On Sunday morning, I was studying part of the Sermon on the Mount in my morning devotions. The phrase in the Lord’s Prayer “thy kingdom come” kept catching my eyes, and I started thinking about heaven, and how to let God’s kingdom come by living for him. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in…

A Lesson from the ACT

A couple of weeks ago, my brother and I took the ACT. Because the test kept getting canceled, we had a long time to study, and we felt fairly confident about our testing strategies. I planned carefully the day before what I was going to wear so that I’d be comfortable in a warm or…

The Question without an Answer

Last Sunday, I heard a sermon about Habakkuk’s questions and God’s answers. It captured my attention, because I had been thinking about questions similar to Habakkuk’s. O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! Why dost thou shew me…

Vacation | Lessons Learned and Fun Times

My family went on vacation last week, and we had an incredible time! It was one of my favorite vacations we have ever taken. We went to Wisconsin on Lake Michigan. Our rental house was right on a state park, which was right on the water, so we were a very short way from the…

Condemnation vs. Conviction

Have you ever had a thought or an urge, and you weren’t sure whether it was from God or from Satan trying to fool you? I have.  For example, I might sit down to read a good book. Then, something in the back of my mind says, “You shouldn’t be reading that. You should be…

The Cleaning Kids

The other day, my brother and I arrived at work (read more about my job here) and saw that one woman who works in the office had brought her little daughter. We’ve met the girl before, and she’s very cute! She didn’t want to talk to us, but we could hear her asking her mom questions…

What I Do for My Devotions 

Being able to talk with God and read his words whenever we want is pretty amazing, isn’t it? Even though I’m not perfect, and sometimes my devotions are more out of habit than devotion, I do really enjoy spending time alone with God.  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear…

Longing for His Words

QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT: I have a new blog! Everyday Life with Shae and Paul will be co-authored by me and Paul Anwuzia, a blogging friend and great guy. We’ll each post on there once per month, so be sure to check it out!  ‚ÄčAs newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: –…

Lessons from Job

I’ve been studying Job for quite some time now, and I have finished at last. It’s a fascinating book, and I learned a lot. Some things in the last few chapters have struck me, and I wanted to share some of them with you! At the end of the book, after all Job went through,…