• More Than Ordinary
    Beliefs

    More Than Ordinary

    I think that far too often we Christians settle for an ordinary life. Go to college, get a job, get married, have kids, hopefully, die happy without too many regrets. That’s an ordinary life. That’s the kind of life that most non-Christians strive for and desire. But we were made for more than that! The moment we received salvation, we became extraordinary – and that is the kind of life God wants us to have. Do you know why I think there are so many Christians living from paycheck to paycheck? I don’t think it’s God’s will at all. I think it’s because people settle for what they have and think God…

  • In the Valley
    Beliefs

    In the Valley

    We all go through valleys in life. No one wants to because being in a valley isn’t fun, sometimes it doesn’t even seem fair. Maybe you’re obediently and faithfully following God. You expect to be prospering and succeeding, right? But instead, God is leading you through a valley. King David said in Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk     through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil,     for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff,     they comfort me. We need to remember not to be afraid when we walk through the valley. A valley is usually a place of confusion, frustration, irritation, and yes, fear. We don’t know…

  • God is Our Shepherd
    Beliefs

    God is Our Shepherd

    The first Scriptures that I memorized as a child were all of Psalm 23. In fact, I’m going to write it here from memory: The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He leads me on the path of righteousness for His name’s sake. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for You are with me. Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil,…

  • doubt is not okay
    Beliefs

    Doubt is Not Okay

    Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of preachers saying that doubt is okay. Now, their point is probably valid – I haven’t watched all of their sermons and maybe they’re just saying that God won’t punish us for doubting, which I believe is true. And yes, God can “handle” our doubts (I hear that from preachers a lot) and I think what they mean by those words is that God isn’t thrown off when we doubt Him, which is also true because He already knew that we would doubt Him and when. However, nowhere in the Bible does it say that doubt is okay. In fact, God’s Word says the…

  • The Battle is the Lord's
    Beliefs,  Marriage

    The Battle is the Lord’s

    We all fight battles every single day. Some are small, like losing your keys, forgetting your wallet, or being in so much of a rush that you don’t get to drink your first cup of coffee. Some are big like illnesses, the death of a loved one, living in poverty or with severe financial lack. But regardless of the size of our battles, we are never fighting them alone. No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. (Joshua 1:5) God promised Joshua and promises us as well, that He will always be with us, that He will never leave or forsake…

  • Marriage

    We Are Not Cursed

    Growing up I used to believe in generational curses. I thought that, for example, worry was a generational curse because my mom worries, my grandma worried, and it probably goes further back down the line. But recently I’ve been learning that those who are born-again are not under any curse, generational or not, because Jesus took all curses on His own body when He died on the cross. The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.” Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone…

  • Children

    How Should You Raise Your Children?

    I’m going to start this off by saying that I don’t currently have children. For some of you, you’ll immediately click away and think, “How can she tell me how to raise my child when she doesn’t have one?” And I certainly wouldn’t tell you exactly how to raise your child. However, I remember being a child and I was a very observant child. I watched other kids and their parents, and I saw what happened when they graduated high school and even now, how they treat their parents. So, there are some things I learned that you don’t need to have kids to know. However, the most important part…

  • Archives

    Gift of Miraculous Powers

    When Jesus and His disciples performed miracles, they were using miraculous powers. Now, certainly the gift of healing is part of the miraculous powers, but those with this particular gift can do other things as well. Jesus said that those who came after Him and believed in Him would be able to do even more than what He had done in His short ministry on earth: Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in Me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may…

  • Archives

    Hypocrisy

    Before I get started, I want to apologize for not making a video today. I have a cold and only really have the energy to do a few written posts before I’ll need to rest again. But I should be able to make a video next week! One thing that really bothers me about people, and what I wanted to discuss today, is when we are hypocrites. And guess what? It isn’t just Christians that can be hypocrites. All people have been this way at one point or another: you tell someone to do something, or not to do it, but you yourself are doing it, or not doing it.…

  • Archives

    The Gift of Faith

    We all need to exercise faith as followers of Christ. The Bible says that we are to live by faith, not by sight (Rom. 1:17; Gal. 3:11; Heb. 10:38; 2 Cor. 5:7). And for most of us, that is really hard. In fact, I would say it’s the hardest part of being a Christian. One of the things I’ve heard most from non-Christians, on why they don’t want to be saved or why they don’t want to follow Christ, is that they can’t live by faith. They believe what they can see and what can be proven and they expect every question to be answered. But that isn’t how Christianity…