Thanksgiving is here! For us, that means a bit of a fuller schedule and a whole lot of food.(We’re a fan of the food.)But this is the time of year when we become more intentional about coming together with friends and family to celebrate and be thankful for all God has provided.But what if we … Continue reading 5 Ways To Cultivate A Lifestyle of Thankfulness
It’s no secret that we live in a culture of “recreational outrage.” People seem to genuinely enjoy becoming upset and annoyed in a very public way--whether on social media or otherwise. (But mostly on social media.)It’s also true that in order to avoid criticism, “say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” So in any age, if … Continue reading How To Respond To Your Haters In A Healthy Way
Community is so important to the life of faith. And it's about so much more than hanging out. Here's why your soul suffers when you don't have community.
Social Justice matter to God. It should matter to us too.
“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible to be alive without breathing.”- Martin LutherMany of us would agree that prayer is fundamental to our faith. Yet most people would admit they have a fear of praying. A feeling of inadequacy. Is there a right way to pray? How do you know if … Continue reading 4 Tips to Give You a More Vibrant Prayer Life
Have you ever noticed that every artistic depiction of Jesus looks basically the same? Jesus is western European, many times even with blue eyes. He has long, flowing hair and a beard with a strong jaw underneath. Oh, and He’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 feet tall. That’s the classic image of Jesus. Except … Continue reading Will You Sacrifice Jesus on the Altar of Your Political Ideology?
It seems like we spend most of our lives waiting for something. Here are three things we can do when we find ourselves in seasons of waiting.
Pride is a destructive thing. It damages relationships. It can bring down organizations. It has a way of making even the most intelligent person act foolishly. Prideful and arrogant people are difficult to be around. They’re difficult to work with...or be related to for that matter. And the thing is we’re always quick to recognize … Continue reading 6 Practical Ways You Can Kill Pride
One question seems to always follow you, no matter where you go or how old you get. It begins in elementary school, when you are asked to answer it in the form of a crayon-scrawled picture. What do you want to be when you grow up? When you graduate high school the question becomes much … Continue reading What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
My struggle with body image plagued much of my high school and college years. It led to a mild eating disorder and years of crying in front of the mirror. Living in my own body became torture. I could only see myself through the lens of criticism and imperfection. Just about every morning, I sobbed … Continue reading Why Going to the Gym is the Christian Thing to Do