Don’t Believe the Lies

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 I have been vocal in past posts about my thoughts on, and [...]

To The Young: You Have Influence, Too

Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. 1 Timothy 4:12, NLT Today’s post on Christian character is for the younger folk. Those growing up and learning how to [...]

On Trend: Love

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14 The teen years. It’s a rite of passage. And if you, as we are, are raising a teen; it can also be a day by day struggle to build a healthy sense of self. How exactly? Well, as it [...]

You are the pearl

“June? You were born in June? Then why did your parents name you January?” It is a question I have gotten a lot. I know the answer. Sometimes I take the time to provide it. Other times I don’t. It has also taken me a number of years to embrace the name myself. To even [...]

To be known

I walked in the room, knowing I needed to apologize. Dinner in our home is definitely a time of interesting, and fiery conversation. The fiery ones center mostly on the state of virtual school. On any given night, one parent ends up being the bad cop, the good cop, or we both end up just [...]

What I know now

"Are you an albino?" "I was wondering that, too. You know...because of the hair and big lips." Those questions? Those comments? They were made about me. All while trying to get through an already awkward middle school gym class. Those comments told me these things: You don’t fit in. You look different. You don’t belong. [...]

Through his eyes

In my job with students during the weekday, I get to spend my time supporting them in various activities. I have had the pleasure of learning how to play the saxophone. I have sat through many an assembly. Gone on a number of field trips, and completed a number of art projects. This was no [...]

Not Today

I’ll sing the night into the morning I’ll sing the fear into Your praise I’ll sing my soul into Your presence Whenever I say Your Name Let the devil know not today. -Hillsong These are the words of a song I heard while driving home on a summer afternoon a little over a year ago. [...]

If He sees beauty here…so will I

If creation sings your praises, so will I. -Hillsong UNITED I decided during my quiet time this week to do something a little different. Instead of my usual front porch sitting, I took my show on the road. I loaded up my Bible, my journal, and my pen, and headed to the lake in my [...]