Complaining Vs. Honesty

Sometimes, I mistakenly think it’s wrong to share about unpleasant things in my life. It can be anything from not mentioning that I slept poorly, to not sharing about difficult schoolwork, to not opening up about a question I’m struggling with. There’s a myriad of reasons, depending on the matter. I just don’t want to…

The Love of the Beloved

As one part of my devotions, I have been studying Song of Solomon, which I have never studied before. Song of Solomon is a series of poems about a couple in love and their deep relationship. The story parallels the love between the church and Jesus Christ.  The book is filled with touching verses about…

I Need Rest

Something God has been teaching me about over the last several months is rest. I’ve been pressuring myself to make every moment count for eternity. That’s a big job. I like to be busy, but I forgot an extremely important commandment from God: And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in…

God Is There

The other day, I read an article about Mother Teresa. It included a quote from her, writing of her struggle with depression: The loneliness of the heart that wants love is unbearable. – Where is my faith? – Even deep down, right in, there is nothing but emptiness & darkness…. I am told God loves…

Romans 10:14 Essay | How Shall They Hear?

I wrote this essay last week as a school assignment. We had to choose a Bible verse and write what it meant to us and what commentators said about it. I hope it is a blessing to you! Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how…

Love at Christmas

During the Christmas season, love is emphasized, whether you are a Christian or not. In Christmas specials, movies, music, books, and activities, love is often the focus. However, during this season, people (myself included) often get too busy and stressed to truly love those around them. This is my commandment, That ye love one another,…

Happy Thanksgiving

​Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with…

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…