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…

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…

Fully Engaged

My title was stolen from the title of David Jeremiah’s message I heard this morning, “Fully Engaged with Life.” This is such an insightful sermon! Please use the link to listen to it when you have time. This sermon was about something that had been on my mind this morning. What is my daily attitude?…

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…

Merry Christmas

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you…

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,…

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…