forgiveness and trust

The Difference Between Forgiveness And Trust

“Forgiveness doesn't mean you forget.” This isn’t exactly a true statement. In many ways, forgiveness does mean you forget. Because forgiveness means no longer harboring the anger, pain, and agony of a past hurt. But I think people use this phrase because they’re trying to counter the perception that forgiving someone is equal to trusting them again. … Continue reading The Difference Between Forgiveness And Trust

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4 Ways Self-Care And Positive Thinking Are Ruining Your Life

In popular culture, self-care and positive thinking have become two of the greatest strategies for living a healthy life. These life philosophies only recently moved to the forefront of our minds as a society. The campaign for self care has given overly tired, overly worked, unhealthy people the permission to let go and care for themselves. … Continue reading 4 Ways Self-Care And Positive Thinking Are Ruining Your Life

After Having A Baby, Your Faith Will Never Be The Same.

More than a few people told me that the birth of my son would change my life forever. They were right. On August 21 at 2:24am, Silas Abner Chamberlain was born. I can already see that my life will never be the same. And for the record, the pain and agony of pregnancy, labor, and delivery was … Continue reading After Having A Baby, Your Faith Will Never Be The Same.

How To Read Your Bible

We all know that we should read the bible. We need to read it. But one of the most sought out questions among Christians is, “How do you read the bible?”  Is there a best way or more fruitful way to read it? Is there a right way or wrong way? Do I just read … Continue reading How To Read Your Bible

3 Signs You Aren’t Actually Serving When You Serve At Church

Just about every Christian would and really should agree that we’re called to be servants. Most of us would even self-identify as servants. After all, Jesus came to serve rather than to be served. The idea of servanthood is noble and we view it as a sign that we’ve reached maturity as a believer.And it’s true … Continue reading 3 Signs You Aren’t Actually Serving When You Serve At Church

3 Things My Mom’s Death Is Still Teaching Me

This has been one of those years that I’ve always dreaded. This August marks 15 years of my mom passing. But an even more painful reality is that after this year, I have officially lived half of my life without my mom. As I write this down and actually put words to the thoughts that … Continue reading 3 Things My Mom’s Death Is Still Teaching Me

7 Modern Day Idols That May Be Creeping Into Your Life

It’s easy to read the bible and judge the stories of people worshipping golden calves and other oddly shaped creatures made out of precious metals. We sometimes gloss over the seriousness of the offense to God, because we can’t even imagine ourselves propping up a statue in our living room and worshipping it.You might find … Continue reading 7 Modern Day Idols That May Be Creeping Into Your Life

How You Can Know You Are Living a Meaningful Life

At what point does it feel like you're really doing something with your life? Does a day come when you wake up and think, “Hey I’ve really done something meaningful or notable with my life.” We’re always weighing our life based on what feels meaningful. But what happens when that feeling never comes?I finally finished my … Continue reading How You Can Know You Are Living a Meaningful Life

How To Give Good Advice (3 Tips)

I’ve been surprised to see how my being pregnant has brought out different sides of people. Mainly very strong opinions from people I’m close to (and not so close to). There’s something about being pregnant that seems to draw advice right out of people, whether I ask for it or not. Some advice I’ve been … Continue reading How To Give Good Advice (3 Tips)