If the entirety of your life is to give happiness to yourself, then it's a pretty meaningless life. Isn't it? Some people seem to have another view. You, it appears, should be placed at the center of the Universe. Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can … Continue reading Anchors: an exploration of self-love, toxic people, and Jesus
Yes, this is totally clickbait. But it works this time. Most people who read the Bible regularly do something like this: they choose a book or a plan or whatnot with allotted chapters or verses for each day, then systematically read the chapters or verses and finish. The other day, I read a book that really … Continue reading Stop doing this every time you read the Bible!
(The puppy here is saying "ah, lawless, of whom I am the worst.") Lawlessness. The whole thing fills me with rage at times. I certainly have experience with being lawless, and I ain't perfect, but for someone who has struggled with doubting the validity of the claims of Christ, lawlessness in the Church and lawlessness … Continue reading Throw off the Chains of Lawlessness, Teens
A couple weeks ago, I asked all of you readers why you are pro-life. I heard different perspectives and different reasons. Here is an explanation from a friend of mine: I'm a Bible-believing Christian. I believe that when God tells us what to do -or not to do- that we should listen and be obedient to what … Continue reading Why I’m Pro-Life
In Matthew, the first book of the Gospels in the Bible, we hear these words from Jesus: Do not worry. Or, as the English Standard Version says, "Do not be anxious." But we don't really follow that... It could be our culture, it could be our sin nature, but it's probably both. All our friends … Continue reading Don’t Worry
I love life, and I think every other human should have a chance at loving life. Not just my friends, but also non-believers, people of religions, and those that haven't even been born yet. It's just not right to say that at one person's call, they can kill someone who doesn't even have a way … Continue reading Why are you pro-life?
In recent years (and even decades) Buddhism and other eastern philosophies have been encroaching upon the west. Surely, we have no need to fear it. It's just more stupidity in the sea... adding a few gallons of water to the ocean won't change things too much. But we need to be aware of it, especially … Continue reading 4 Noble Truths Every Christian Should Know About Buddhism
I'm a 15-year-old Christian, and that naturally means I go to a church youth group. As with many youth groups, there's kind of a rub (a term first used in Shakespeare's Hamlet, as I learned the other day) between lawlessness and legalism. In some youth groups, lawlessness reigns because no one wants to be called … Continue reading Legalism and Lawlessness (well, that’s a loaded topic!)
Do you meditate? The answer, no matter who you are, is yes. You meditate on something. You might meditate on your worries. You might meditate on your sadness. You might meditate on sin. You might meditate on knowledge. You might meditate on people. Christians should meditate on Truth: The Truth that God Is. The Truth that God … Continue reading the meditations of the christian
This is the last week of our twenty-one days of Psalm meditation. I must admit, I'm beginning to tire. I like to jump from new thing to new thing but... I must continue, and I do continue to gain things from the chapters. As usual, the little schedule I'm following is this: Day One (Monday): … Continue reading meditate on Psalm 138 this week