The Love of Many Gone Cold

The weather isn’t the only thing that’s been cold lately. I feel cold too. Cold hearted. It’s fitting that we see unusually low temperatures in my neck of the woods right now. Maybe God’s cooling me off, because though I feel cold hearted, I also burn with a lot of rage. I’m so ashamed andContinue reading “The Love of Many Gone Cold”

It is the Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom

When we receive from God, either from our brethren or from the Spirit of God, it feels like robbery. We know that we do not deserve it. Sometimes we might feel ashamed, or maybe even a bit afraid when the Lord has given us more than we feel able to be faithful towards. I don’tContinue reading “It is the Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom”

Confessions of a Fearful and Unbelieving Servant (Part 2)

“But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murders, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” Fear and unbelief might not seem like such a big deal, but it can be. We all haveContinue reading “Confessions of a Fearful and Unbelieving Servant (Part 2)”

Considering Proverbs 10:9

9 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known. Another translation of this verse is, Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. I think we can apply this to any person or group of people who live and promote injustice. AllContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:9”

To the Christians of the United States

I’ve wrestled with many ideas over the years, and this is what I believe is right. I hear no booming voice from the heavens, but the Spirit of the Lord speaks, and we can learn to listen. Am I hearing Him or is my own heart speaking? If Jesus is the King of my heart,Continue reading “To the Christians of the United States”

My Experience of Receiving the Holy Spirit

I know that the topic of receiving the Holy Spirit is one of contention among Christians, and I understand why. I don’t think we have to experience the same things, and to judge each other according to our experiences with the Holy Spirit leads to a lot of unnecessary accusations. I want to write moreContinue reading “My Experience of Receiving the Holy Spirit”

Considering Proverbs 10:6

Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. What does this mean? Those who do justly receive blessing from God. That makes sense. What about, “violence covers the mouth of the wicked?” Does this mean that the wicked will have their mouth stopped violently? Does this meanContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:6”

Self Help Cannot Save Us

As someone who wants to grow and become a better person, I understand the value of self-help. There are some great resources out there, especially online, and I’m thankful. I’ve consumed content online that has helped me with my parenting. I’ve consumed content online that has helped me become better organized. I have consumed contentContinue reading “Self Help Cannot Save Us”

Keep Moving Forward

Conscientious Christians who want to grow in the faith and in service to Jesus can often become discouraged. Sometimes we become discouraged by slow progress. We know that Jesus changes lives, and we want to see more of that change within our own life. Waiting for that change can be painful because we know thatContinue reading “Keep Moving Forward”