"On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, 'They have no wine.' 4 And Jesus said to her, 'Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet … Continue reading Candor at the Cross: Prayer
Christ’s love and forgiveness conquers even our best efforts to mar his work and place ourselves at the center of the universe.
A few weeks back I was sitting in my friend's room looking at the posters and clippings on their wall. Most of them were aesthetically designed bible verses or postcards… then I saw one that really disturbed me. It wasn't a poster for a screamo band with some obscene album cover, it wasn't a cringey photo … Continue reading The Savior Complex
It was nearly a year ago I was talking to a college friend of mine, and he was telling me about how hard it is to watch people who have their lives all pulled together. You know the type… these people are the ones that have found their Godly spouses, the ones who have young … Continue reading Where’s My Miracle?
It was eerie, sitting in my church’s ‘courtyard’, six feet away from my neighbors in all directions, using our older, smaller altar, refraining from hymnal use, singing along to the piano rather than our majestic pipe organ. Everything was so different. As we left the small service, we were asked to help disinfect our chairs … Continue reading Finding God: Amidst Chaos and Coronavirus
I never really believed anyone when they told me I would face a lot of questions and attacks on my faith when I got to college. I knew that my professors would teach ideas contrary to Scripture, that was a given. But I never for a moment believed that someone would tell me the Bible … Continue reading Finding God: Christ at the Center
“If God asked me to sacrifice my only son, I don’t think I could do it.” This isn’t the first time I heard this statement, but I most recently heard this claim at a Christian conference I attended over the summer. For the first time since hearing it, I didn’t believe it. My disbelief was … Continue reading Finding God: Looking in all the Wrong Places
"There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings." – Dostoevsky Suffering. It’s a word that encompasses so much, it’s practically indefinable. God promises that we will all experience suffering in our lifetime. The modern American church often dodges the topic of suffering, but when they do … Continue reading To Walk with Grace through Unseen Sufferings: by Guest Writer Blaire Landon, RN
“Jesus Christ is the light of the world, the light no darkness can overcome.” These are the words we sing every Wednesday evening in my Church. At first, I thought we were just quoting Scripture and preparing our hearts to focus on Christ. I had no idea about the history behind this song. Last summer, … Continue reading On Fire for Christ
Once upon a Medieval time, charity and Christian work were left to the clergy, monks and nuns. There was a distinct line between Christian work and secular work, and one rarely crossed the line to participate in the other. Luther and other reformers believed this to be a significant problem with the monastic life because … Continue reading Monks Amok