Sometimes yard-sticking isn’t a bad thing. In the midst of a very dark season of my life, comparing myself with my closest friends actually opened my eyes to the vulnerable place I was in. A place without hope, joy, or solid ground. A place neither here, nor there. Just in-between. I watched them like an outsider who looks in at a family perched by a warm fire while shivering alone in the … [Read more...] about 3 Reasons You Still Haven’t Fully Committed to Jesus
The Chained to the Rhythm songstress Katy Perry recently accepted the Human Rights Campaign National Equality Award, which celebrated her aggressive strides for members of the homosexual community. Her acceptance speech was loaded with shots fired at her own conservative, Christian background and a rallying cry for a departure from narrow-minded, “black-and-white” principles concerning sexuality. … [Read more...] about Chained to the Rhythm? | Katy Perry’s Assault on God’s Design for Sexuality
The art of communication is a tricky one. How do you distinguish when to say something, how to say it, and when you should just keep silent? Today, I’ll share some enlightening scriptures and personal lessons God has taught me on how to handle those situations. (Keep in mind, these are not strict formulas, but simply a summation of biblical principles to help guide you.) Let’s dive in. To Speak … [Read more...] about Should I Say Something?
Rude. There I was, at the front desk, struggling to keep the phone receiver to my ear. The caller? Another angry woman with more expletives in her vocabulary than the urban dictionary. I was nearing the end of the call, getting ready to tell the woman exactly what she didn't want to hear: "No, ma'am that worker is not available. I can transfer you to their desk, and you could leave a voicemail if … [Read more...] about How to Deal with Rude People
How Should I Define “Success”? It’s only natural for passionate, driven people to desire success. Nobody wants to feel like their efforts are pointless, so we measure how significant and effective our efforts are by the amount of success we feel we’ve achieved. This could be a good or bad thing depending on how you define success. Christ followers are put in a peculiar position when it comes … [Read more...] about Success | Man’s Definition VS God’s Definition