Why Jesus is More Than the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Life is hard. I don’t have to tell you twice. You might feel the weight of that sentence every single day. You've likely felt the pain of a breakup, job loss, move, loss of a loved one, abuse, difficult friendship, betrayal, financial insecurity, injury or sickness, or difficult transition. You’ve likely felt lonely, depressed, frustrated, angry, irritated, worried, … Continue reading Why Jesus is More Than the Light at the End of the Tunnel

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Why Suicide is NEVER the Answer

Each year 44,965 Americans die by suicide. (source) So often these days we see people losing hope and making the terrible choice to take their own lives. Life is no longer valued like the gift it is. Suicide is portrayed as a GOOD thing and as an "escape" from life's troubles. In the media, suicide is … Continue reading Why Suicide is NEVER the Answer

Encouragement for Those Who Struggle with Depression

Depression. It turns even the happiest person into someone clouded over by darkness. It breaks my heart to think of all the precious people being deceived by depression today. So many people think that life is not worth living anymore because of this lie that has invaded their brains. I personally have never been affected … Continue reading Encouragement for Those Who Struggle with Depression

How to Live Life Wisely and to the Fullest

Life is short. It's not something we like to think about, but it's something we should all think about and even discuss more often. I think that if we all knew when we'd die, we would live differently. My question for you, today, is: how are you living the life you've been given? Are you … Continue reading How to Live Life Wisely and to the Fullest

Tips on Studying God’s Word

Studying the Word of God can be very daunting - with 66 books, 31,102 verses, it can be overwhelming. In this post I want to talk about some simple ways to dig deep into the Word of God. If you have never read the Bible before, I encourage you to find a plan to go … Continue reading Tips on Studying God’s Word

How God Changed My Life Through One Person’s Obedience

I've been a Christian my entire life. When I was a baby, I was dedicated at my family's church. Then, just a few years later, when I was old enough, I said the prayer and accepted Jesus into my heart. I wasn't quite a "church kid" who just went to church and lived like the … Continue reading How God Changed My Life Through One Person’s Obedience

The Importance of Loving Others

Reaching out and showing love is what we are all called to do as Christians and servants of God. However, we oftentimes miss the opportunities that are right in front of us. The girl that sits alone at lunch. The moody person checking you out at your local grocery store. The old lady that looks … Continue reading The Importance of Loving Others

// The Dangers of Peer Pressure + Going With the Flow //

The past month or two I've been seeing lots of chain posts on social media and it's reminded me of something that is very dangerous - peer pressure + going with what is socially accepted or deemed as "normal." Most of the time these days people don't see the danger in going with the flow … Continue reading // The Dangers of Peer Pressure + Going With the Flow //

// Replacing Temporal Happiness with Lasting Joy //

Happiness and joy. Is there really a difference between the happiness this world offers, and the joy found in Jesus? There is - a huge difference. I want to explore in this post the difference between the two and why the happiness of this world is merely a counterfeit of the joy Yahweh offers. Happiness. … Continue reading // Replacing Temporal Happiness with Lasting Joy //

// Why I’m Not Celebrating Easter //

I've celebrated Resurrection Sunday (aka Easter) my whole life. When I was younger I loved getting candy each year in a cute lil' basket, and as I got older I saw the beautiful meaning behind Easter - Christ dying for me to set me free. However...something has changed now. I found out a couple years … Continue reading // Why I’m Not Celebrating Easter //