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…

Something I Learned This Christmas

This Christmas, I thought a lot about the fact that I will only have a few more Christmases living at home. That idea made me very sad. As I thought more about it and tried to figure out why the idea made me feel sad, I discovered something about myself. I learned that I’m not…

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,…

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 –…