The Law in the Old Testament causes a lot of confusion amongst Christians. Does it still apply to us as modern-day believers? Didn’t Jesus abolish it when He died on the cross and established a new covenant?
In today’s post we are going to dive into this topic and talk about whether or not Jesus abolished the Old Testament law according to Scripture.
In October, Tobymac, a popular Christian singer/songwriter, lost his oldest son Truett, who was only 21. I had grown up listening to all the songs Truett did with his dad from when he was a little toddler to when he was a teenager. Thinking of him being dead was saddening and mind-blowing.
As I’ve heard of Truett’s death and the death of other young people, I am humbled and realize an incredibly obvious yet important truth – every day is a gift. I might not like to think about it, but I could die at any time. Any one of us could have a heart attack, get in a car crash, or die in our sleep. I don’t say this to scare you, but to remind you – this life is an incredible gift, and we need to be grateful.
In today’s post, I want to talk about how Truett’s death reminded me to be grateful and ways we can intentionally walk in gratitude each & every day.
You stand by as your own mother dies of cancer, wasting away day by day.
You watch the world get teared apart by war, disagreements, and hatred.
And you wonder…is God still good?
Is He still in control?
Is there even a God out there if all of this is happening?
What happens to God when life goes wrong – when friends leave, when someone is cruel, when someone kills themselves, when we face mountains – is He still God and is He still good? We’re going to explore that topic and what the Bible has to say about it in today’s post.
I recently turned eighteen and became an official adult, which is SUPER crazy. I wanted to share some things the Lord has taught me these past years of life to hopefully encourage you as you venture through life with Jesus by your side. I hope these things I’ve learned will inspire, challenge, and encourage you! Here are eighteen things I’ve learned in eighteen years of life.
I recently finished reading “The Wedding” by Livy Jarmusch, book three in the Tales of Tarsurella series.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you likely will know that I am a big fan of Livy’s writing, especially the Tales of Tarsurella. A few years ago I got the AMAZING opportunity to pre-read the first book in this series, The Coronation, giving my feedback and helping Livy in the editing process. I was so blessed to be a part of that, and since then I have fallen in love with the wonderful stories she writes.
Today I wanted to share my thoughts on ‘The Wedding’ – the good parts, the not-as-good parts, and my overall takeaways. Without further ado, let’s get into the review!
I know I hide it well in public, but I’ve always had a knack for losing my patience. I remain pretty calm around friends – I store my annoyance inside and remain quiet and chill on the outside. With my family, however, it’s a different case.
I’ve been home-schooled since the fourth grade. That means that I’ve practically been living in the same space as my family, all day, for almost seven years now. With constant interaction and contact with one another, we’ve become pretty close. Yet the closer you get to someone, the easier it is to get mad at them.
“What will they say about me? I bet they won’t like me.”
“Ugh, I just wish I had better hair, a better body, a better
*insert desire here*. Then I’d be pretty and valuable.”
Insecurity & the fear of what others think is a nasty battle in the mind that puts you in a dangerous trap. Dear sister, I want you to know that there is freedom in Christ from all insecurities and fearing what others think. In today’s post, I want to share a few tips for dealing with these struggles.
I don’t know about you, but whenever a small trial occurs in my life, I tend to have the worst attitude.
If I feel under the weather, or I don’t get my way, or if something goes a *little bit* wrong, I will start whining and complaining. I can’t even seem to have joy in the smallest and most menial of trials. Can you relate?
God’s Word encourages us to count it all joy and endure trials with a God-honoring attitude and praise to Him. This makes us stronger as believers, but it definitely isn’t easy to endure tough times with the right attitude. In today’s post I want to share some encouragement for when we face tough times and trials.
If I’m being honest,I have had a hard time writing this blog post up until this second. It was like writers’ block mixed with “life happens” moments. Sometimes I have to pray for God to help me push through even the tiniest of things, like writing a blog post – not because I don’t want to blog, in fact, I usually REALLY want to write a blog post. Yet, things like awkward moments, imperfection, not seeing immediate fruit for my labor, or just the plain irritating “I-have-nothing-to-say-syndrome” makes me want to shelf my blog. I share this because I thought that maybe you needed to hear this too. I’ve compiled some confessions of things I struggle with that I hope will encourage you to know you’re not alone in your struggles.