Being a Christian is Hard

Being a Christian is Hard

Being a Christian is hard. No one ever said it wouldn't be; in fact, we were forewarned. You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. Matthew 10:22 Everyone will hate you because of me. Luke 21:17 If the world hates you, keep in mind that it [...]

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Suicide & Fulfillment

Suicide & Fulfillment

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 Suicide is rampant. I don't mean for that to sound as harsh as it does, but it's true. Between the deaths you read about in your social [...]

Questioning God

Questioning God

Many years ago, in a youth group, I remember being encouraged by our pastor to question God. He told us to ask Him our questions, even struggle with Him a bit, in order to grow in our faith and reverence. I tend to agree with this because isn't it better to seek truth and guidance [...]

Anger

Anger

Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. -Proverbs 14:29 I slipped up yesterday. I had a bad day and lashed out at loved ones who were calling me out on how I had been acting, because I was upset and embarrassed. It's kind of funny how sometimes we realize [...]

Anxiety

Anxiety

I hate feeling weak, and I hate sounding weak even more. My pride and anxiety are constantly at battle with one another, which often leaves me feeling exhausted. That being said, I'm going to admit to a weakness I have, which is difficult for me: sometimes I feel like no one really cares about me [...]

Jealousy

Jealousy

“A peaceful heart gives life to the body. But jealousy rots the bones.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭14:30‬ ‭NIRV‬‬ Jealousy can be an ugly thing. No, scratch that - it is an ugly thing. It's a combination of insecurity, fear, and anger and it leaves us feeling inadequate, anxious and on the defense. Does anyone else know what [...]

Making Time

Making Time

It's been awhile since my last blog post. In a way, it's hypocritical because it's been a few weeks since I've critically studied scripture and my post today is about making time to do just that. A few months ago, I found myself waking up randomly in the middle of the night on a regular [...]