How to Be Happy

I used to think that non-Christians were miserable, that they were empty inside. I thought that every non-Christian was searching for something that would fill some aching longing deep in his heart. Not true. I’ve met non-Christians who are extremely happy. They’re not sitting around anxiously waiting for some Christian to come along and give […]

The Perks of Crying Your Eyes Out

You may wonder how anything good can come from crying. I don’t know about you, but when I cry, I actually feel physically weak. My eyes are red and swollen for hours, my nose is stuffy, my head is pounding, and on top of that, the dark and threatening cloud of doom and unhappiness that […]

Can You Spot the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Those of us who are true Christ-followers are under attack and have been ever since our birth. The devil is the wolf dressed as a lowly sheep and is seeking to devour us. That is, he not only lures us but then catches us in his trap. He then quickly gobbles us up so there is no […]

Assuming the Worst?

It’s so easy to make assumptions, isn’t it? Positive or negative. You see, therefore it is. You hear, therefore it is. I could go on and on with the remaining 3 senses. The point is that assumptions, while sometimes beneficial, are mostly negative, toxic, and suffocating. Assumptions contain almost no information, and because they lack […]

A Letter

I wonder, as I write this blogpost with much vulnerability, if you have ever felt this way… Dear Jesus, I want to tell You what I learned about You today. These things are true, what I’m about to say. Only, I want to know them in my heart, not merely in my head. When I […]

Claim VS Evidence

No. We don’t have to work for our salvation. Absolutely not. This marvelous gift of eternal life is given to you freely if you do only 3 things. Admit you’re a sinner, believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and that he died on the cross for your sins, and then confess or repent of your sins. […]

Who’s Responsible?

We love to take credit for the good things that happen to us but hate to take responsibility when things go south. The euphoria we feel when someone praises us for doing something right is so fulfilling, isn’t it? But those nasty feelings of dread and guilt we get from messing up are just awful. […]

People-Please!

No, I’m not yelling at people. I reaching out to you (and to me) to stop trying to please everyone. It cannot be done no matter how hard you try. It’s all lies, what you may have heard about it being a positive character trait. With the ever-changing attitudes and feelings of people, it’s impossible […]

Please Tell Me

A Prayer to My Lord and Savior   Dear Heavenly Father, I am humbled that you love me. I am humbled that you pour out your grace and mercy on me everyday. These 2 things I do not deserve but for which I am so very grateful. You have done marvelous works in me. Somehow, […]

7 American Idols

If you thought this post was about the popular TV show, then you may be disappointed. I have come face-to-face with the subject of idols because the Lord showed me that I have them in my life. These people or things that I choose to prioritize ahead of Him have simply got to go. If […]