Nice to Write to You Again

Hello, everyone! You may have noticed that I haven’t posted for a while. Well, I’ve got an excellent excuse: I was busy graduating high school! Now that I’m done high school, I’m going to start working full time next week. I hope to be able to post more often, but I’m really not sure how…

Living the Hobbit Life

If you are familiar with hobbits, you’ll know that they love to be comfortable. Nothing big happens; they just enjoy their routines. In their paradisaical Shire, the hobbits basically live the American dream. They have happy little homes and work in their fields or shops, attending social functions and being polite to their neighbors. There’s…

Send Me | Poetry

I wrote a poem recently about my desire to go to the mission field! Let me know what you think. The faces of the massesFlint-eyed children, red-eyed menCried for purpose, hope, a promiseLonged for an expected end. With compassionate countenanceGod said, “My beloved must know How I died that they might live with me! Whom…

Come, Lord Jesus!

In a recent sermon about prayer, my pastor brought up something that I have neglected to do in my prayer life. As a Christian, I should not only look forward to Jesus’ return, I should pray for it! Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. – Matthew 6:10 In the past, I’ve…

Do You Have a Purpose?

On Sunday nights at my church, we’ve been going through a video series called Road Trip to Truth. My whole family has enjoyed it so much and learned a lot! It was originally created for secular college students that they might see the rationality of being a Christian. However, it’s full of good lessons for…

The Light of Christmas

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. – John 8:12 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. – John 1:5 When they saw the star, they rejoiced…

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…