Where Are the Hell Preachers?

Recently, a speaker mentioned that some people believe Christians are all “fire-and-brimstone preachers.” This speaker’s question was, “Where are these fire-and-brimstone preachers?” Many Christians skirt around the fact that hell is a real place. Hell is real. It’s torcherous, lonely, neverending, and filled with despair. Why would a loving God allow people to go to…

What Is Your Life Verse?

In the past, I have written about my favorite verse, Psalm 108:13. Another passage that speaks to me a lot is Philippians 4. In fact there are verses throughout the Bible that speak to me every day! I was wondering, what is your life verse (or passage)? Please share it in the comments, and maybe…

Praying Purposefully

Lately, I had slacked off praying for other people. I still prayed for others’ requests, but I didn’t pray for them. My prayer list was getting very long, and I felt bogged down. When I prayed in the morning, it was more of a rushed recitation than an earnest plea for God to help in…

Verse of the Week | Psalm 56:8

​Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? – Psalm 56:8, KJV This verse stood out to me in my study of Psalms. To better understand metaphors that the psalmists used, I like to look at commentaries and multiple Bible versions. Knowing the background of the…

Making Pictures

My dance teacher Ms. Marie has a choreography technique that she calls “making pictures.” One way to do that is to pause for a moment during a dance, breathe and extend the pose, then continue with the dance. It’s a small thing, but very effective! The audience members or judges could take a mental picture…

Verse of the Week | Jeremiah 29:7

​And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace. – Jeremiah 29:7, KJV This verse is part of the letter that Jeremiah sent to the captive Israelites. He’s telling them to…

A Small Victory

The other day, I was feeling really annoyed at my little brother. He wasn’t doing anything wrong, but we have different personalities, we had been together a lot, and therefore he began to get on my nerves. I knew it wasn’t right to be snappy with him, but I couldn’t help feeling that way. I…

Verse of the Week | Psalm 46:1-3

​God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. – Psalm 46:1-3, KJV…

Six of My Favorite Christian Blogs

There are so many Christian bloggers out there. When I started on WordPress almost two years ago, I had no idea all the friends I would gain! Many of you give encouraging and thought-provoking comments on my blog, and reading what you guys have written on your blogs is spiritually nourishing as well. I made…

Verse of the Week | Luke 12:38

​And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. – Luke 12:38, KJV This was another verse that struck me during my parable study. Sometimes it feels like the third watch for this earth, doesn’t it? (The second and third watches…