It's not uncommon for the book of Job to get recommended in times of suffering. The Old Testament, the first half of the Bible, contains sixty-six separate books, and one of them is the book of Job. It is one of the wisdom books of the Bible written to speak about humanity's suffering and its … Continue reading Why does everyone get the book of Job wrong?
I have an extremely difficult time feeling loved. I think that's almost the opposite of what someone who has observed my life would think. I was born into a family that centers their life on Jesus. One of the key phrases I'd hear from my parents before a game, test, or application was, "No matter … Continue reading Bewildered by God’s love.
Listen more even when you completely disagree with him or her. That's something that has been on my heart in this season of life. Listen more. Seek to understand. Take it all to Jesus. Photos by Mathias P.R. Reding | Pexels "Be in the world and not of the world" is the saying that Christians … Continue reading Being in the world.
"I am just too busy with life to do the research Jesus guy." That's ultimately what I thought would be the biggest reason why people have not looked into the scientific, historical, and reasonable proof for Jesus that exists everywhere. That would make sense to me. If you live in America, you're probably working the … Continue reading Worth your soul.
Maybe it is not our job to transform people. Maybe that is not our place. I have always been an obnoxious rule-follower and from early on I demanded justice. “Why do we have to bring lunch home for Marco? He did not go to church so we should not buy him lunch. He can eat … Continue reading Maybe it begins with the gospel.
To make this entry slightly more eye-catching, I almost named it "Extraordinarily spoiled by my Daddy," because you know, God is referred to as The Father, but that's beside the point and I am nearly sure you are thankful I did not title it that. My guess is God is too. If you're confused about … Continue reading Extraordinarily spoiled by Jesus.
Four years. Four years filled with little sleep, fluctuating body weight due to emotional eating, twelve-hour days spent in the Allen Library, weekends spent studying instead of attending movie nights, times of prayer filled with inescapable tears, times of prayer filled with debatably justified anger, and times of prayer filled with unending joy. Four years … Continue reading The Unimaginable Closing Chapter.
Jesus replied to them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains by itself. But if it dies, it produces much fruit. 25 The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will … Continue reading Your answer to this determines everything.
It's humorous when it works out that way, isn't it? Here I am astonished over the unbelief of others yet something happened recently and it is almost as if Jesus looked at me and said, "Oh you of little faith. Don't you know who I am?" Now when I pretend to speak like Jesus, He … Continue reading Amazed at MY unbelief.
My earliest days of skepticism over the Christian faith began in middle school, possibly earlier. I remember thinking to myself, "Jesus if you could just show up right now or if you could just perform some sort of miracle, there would be no question about my faith in you." I wonder if you have ever … Continue reading Amazed at their unbelief.