Not a Sacrifice

Have you ever made a decision, especially for Jesus, and then realize how hard it will be to stick to in the real world? A while ago, I decided not to watch, read, or listen to anything that has God’s name taken in vain in it. It had really bothered me whenever I heard it,…

Verse of the Week | Mark 13:37

​And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. – Mark 13:37, KJV Lately, I’ve been studying the parables of Jesus in chronological order. It’s very interesting to see the order he taught his parables, because they build on each other; there were also some I didn’t remember very well. Here’s a link…

Open to Opportunity

Lately, I’ve been feeling convicted about being the best witness I can possibly be. But I didn’t know how! Living out in the country has so many benefits, but it also means that we have to drive to get anywhere. So, I prayed that God would give me opportunities in our “neighborhood” (a long row…

Verse of the Week | James 3:17

​But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. – James 3:17, KJV Wisdom from God is the only kind of true wisdom. There are many philosophies the world has created that may seem wise…

Think on These Things

Have you ever noticed your entertainment affecting your mood? I have. I feel sad at the end of sad movies. I feel cheerful after watching a video by a cheerful YouTuber. And I bet you have experienced the same kind of thing, right? The other day, God brought something to my attention. I had been…

Verse of the Week | Jeremiah 29:11

​For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. – Jeremiah 29:11, KJV This verse is the ultimate comfort God could give anyone. No matter what, whether something unexpected and horrible happens, or something wonderful and tear-jerking happens,…

Right Thing, Wrong Reason?

As you probably know, I am a guitar and ukulele player. Because I go to a tiny church (and my mom is in charge of the special music schedule 😉), I often accompany or sing specials in my church. Doing this has taught me many things! For one, playing/singing in church has given me more…

Verse of the Week | John 17:14-26

Last week, I shared how Jesus’ prayer touched me. I included the first half of the passage, and now I’ll share the second half! Let me know in the comments which verses speak to you. 14. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world,…

Satan Steals My Sundays

There’s something my family and I have been noticing recently. On Sunday, especially in the morning, we aren’t very nice to each other. We all tend to be snippy, irritable, whiny, angry, tired, and self-pitying. I definitely include myself in those! Many times, we spend the ride to church arguing over silly matters or just…

Verse of the Week | John 17:1-13

In school on Thursday, we began a short study of the Easter story in John’s gospel. We picked up in chapter 17, which is Jesus’ prayer before he is betrayed. I had never focused on this passage before, but after reading and discussing it briefly, I decided to study it more closely by myself. Soon,…