Bring Joy

I’ve noticed that when someone around me is unhappy, it’s so easy to let that person’s attitude bring me down. That doesn’t end well, because if everyone gets upset, everyone ends up irritating one another. Then, just because one person was in a bad mood, suddenly all those around that person are in a bad…

Just Wait

One thing I’ve realized about myself lately is that I am impatient with God. I was listening to a message about Moses, and I had forgotten about part of his story – he waited eighty years before God called him to save his people from the Egyptians. If you don’t remember, Moses was an Israelite…

Lazarus Sat with Him

If you didn’t see my first post in the short series about this story, go check it out! Lazarus is the next person I’m going to write about from this biblical scene. Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. There they…

Pray with Me

God gave me someone unexpected to share Jesus’ love with. A fellow (non-Christian) blogger contacted me after I left a comment on one of his posts. He said he had been struggling with suicidal thoughts and was curious about God. We have been in contact for a few months, and he has been asking good…

And Martha Served

This morning, I read the story of Mary anointing Jesus with her precious spikenard. It inspired me to do a deeper dive into what some of the people in the story were experiencing. I’ll try to cover everyone mentioned in the passage over my next few posts. First of all, the only gospel that even…

Prayers Are Answered

This morning in my driver’s ed class, I was studying with one of my friends. We were quizzing each other on homework questions, and we began to tell stories about car accidents we had been in. I told him about an accident I had been in (my mom wrote a post about it on her blog, My Way…

Verse of the Week | Acts 12:16

​But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished. – Acts 12:16 I heard a message about this passage recently, so credit for the post’s inspiration goes to the Holy Spirit and the speaker at our church. 🙂 I’m sure most of you know this story –…

Verse of the Week | Ecclesiastes 2:11

​Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. – Ecclesiastes 2:11, KJV A couple days ago, I began to study Ecclesiastes. It occurred to…

How to Cast Your Cares

Lately, things have been extra busy for me! It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and begin complaining, but here are some things that really help me to keep my head on straight. The most important thing I do is to spend time with God. Reading his Word, talking to him, and worshipping him calm me down,…

Verse of the Week | Psalm 141:4

​Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties. – Psalm 141:4 The other morning, I read this verse in my study of Psalms. I thought it was a superb metaphor – eating treats compared with “indulging” in a…