Some days I think to myself and say, "I wish I were perfect." "Oh Lord, why didn't you make ME perfect?" I wish I was able to deal with ugly stress, ugly anxiety, ugly worry and non-stop feelings of inadequacy in my ugly life. I wish that those strongholds would just go away and never come back! … [Read more...] about Why we hide our Ugly from God
I have a friend who I speak with on a regular basis. We discuss our lives as believers who live in a world where it's not so popular to be a Christian. Believers are taught to live in the world, but be not of this world. We are Gods chosen people right?! But I must admit, we compare ourselves to … [Read more...] about How to stop comparing yourself to other Christians – a personal growth bible study
Raise your hand if you've ever been told that you're crazy to follow Jesus in this day and age? Raise them high! Yep, me too :) Americans preach and teach inclusion, diversity and free worship. We should be treated equal no matter the race, age, sexuality or belief system. Yes, I believe that to … [Read more...] about Why a Centurion soldier was crazy to follow Jesus
Learning how to follow Jesus, even if you doubt His existence is always a touchy subject to discuss. Everyone has an opinion on the matter, including me. Rightly so, I guess. Here's a few questions for those who don't believe, have doubt or on the fence... Are you believing in nothing or a … [Read more...] about How to follow Jesus, even if you doubt His existence
Have you ever been on social media and noticed that when you post something uplifting, inspirational or positive, there's always someone posting negative or "hater" comments? Ever unfriend someone and you know they still "troll" your page? Had a good or great thing happen in your life, whether … [Read more...] about How to stop being a betrayer, hater, troll or messy spy – a personal growth bible study
Another senseless killing of 12 innocent people has happened in our country... In the non-violent city of Thousand Oaks, CA., Ian Young, a 28-year old, marine vet, gunned down a 29-year veteran police officer, who was set to retire the next day, along with 12 others at the Borderline … [Read more...] about Why my heart hurts for our country….
Ah to be free! According to the encyclopedia, Independence Day is the National Day of the United States. July 4th, 1776, declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2nd, … [Read more...] about What Does The Bible Say About Being Free?
"Have confidence in your leaders (Pastors) and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you." Hebrews 13:17 (NIV) I had the pleasure of speaking at my … [Read more...] about 4 Ways Pastors Keep Watch Over Your Soul
Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. ~1 Corinthians 16:13 When Paul wrote this passage in his letter to the church in Corinth, he wanted to remind them that they were followers of Jesus Christ. They had been fighting and … [Read more...] about Let all that you do, be done in love.
According to Acts 11:19-26, the Christian Church at Antioch began when Christians who were scattered from Jerusalem because of persecution, fled to Antioch. They were joined by Christians from Cyprus and Cyrene who migrated to Antioch. It was in Antioch that the followers of Jesus were first … [Read more...] about Why Satan Is Tearing Down Churches From The Inside