Thank God for…Something

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” ~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 It’s that time of year again, pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie, sweaters, pumpkin’s on sweaters—not to mention pilgrim’s and family traditions. It’s that time of year when we tell our families and friends of…

Why I Only Listen to Christian Music?

Okay, that is not completely true. There are cases where I’m in a car with someone who has control of the radio, or I’m in a public place and secular music is playing in the background. There are even some YouTuber’s that I listen to that largely don’t cover Christian songs. It might be a…

What Do You Think?

Do you remember the time when…? Have you heard the story about…? I don’t know about you but I like a good plot. Stories of encouragement seem to energize me. I’ve been doing a little bit of research on the powers of positive thinking. You know what I mean. We have all been there. You…

Stretched

Growing up I always wanted the latest action figure. It was a little before my time, but it was still a well-known toy by the time I came along. Stretch Armstrong first debuted in 1976 by toy manufacturer Kenner. The trait that makes Stretch notable is his ability to be stretched well beyond its original…

Pressure’s On

“This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’” Zechariah 13:9 Pressure can be tough sometimes. Let’s face…

I Promise

    “Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” Romans 4:20-21 God’s blessings are new every morning. Life might get stale, but God’s blessings do not….

Not Alone

Have you ever felt like you were alone in the world? Like you are the only one that really understands your situation? Have you ever felt like you are the only one that is left living like you still believe in Jesus? Well, you are in good company because Elijah felt this same way in…

Box of Memory

Have you ever had those things in your life that you really want to remember? You know, it’s like those happy feelings that you never want to forget. Some of us might have more memories we want to remember than others, but we all have them. How about those things you don’t want to remember….

All Things New

As we have passed from one year to the next I could not help but think about resolutions and the events that spanned all last year. Think about that; we have moved from an old year to a new one. Now, I realize that January 1 is an arbitrary day to celebrate the New Year…

Community

On my way home from class tonight I was thinking about this idea of community. Dictionary.com says the following about community: Community is a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists. Community can mean…