“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16, KJV). “Too often, we pray puny prayers” Hiram Kemp said in a lesson at PTP yesterday, and he is so right. Too often we pray to Him like He … More Boldly Before the Throne of Grace| Praying to the God of Small Things
We’re taught, in today’s world, to seek what makes us happy. To do what we truly love. “Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life!” the entrepreneur-coach will promise––and too often we buy into these smiling lies in the pursuit of happiness. While that may be a small thing that … More Loving God When You Don’t Feel Like It
I used to think that mental illnesses were a sign of spiritual weakness—that any depression or anxiety experienced by the Christian meant they just weren’t trying hard enough. I also used to think that any measures taken—whether counseling, therapy, or medicine—were unnecessary. The Bible was enough. The church was enough. God was enough. Anyone who … More The Thorn in My Side: What I Learnt When God Didn’t Take Away My Anxiety
Some days it seems there is no reason to be happy at all: your heart is about to break from some tragedy, only bad news angrily spatters across your TV screen, your Facebook timeline is full of negativity, your loved ones have let you down or hurt you, you just cannot seem to get any … More Don’t Tell Me to Just Be Happy: 5 Verses for When Joy Seems Impossible
During the time of Hosea the prophet, the Lord had something to say to a group of people who really thought that they knew Him: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of … More Are You Sure That You Know God?
Joseph: the earthly father of Jesus Christ and husband of Mary, is one of the tragically least talked about men in the Bible. He was a just man and did everything he could to serve God. He was not perfect, but out of all the men on earth, it is no coincidence that God chose him … More When Silence is Just
[Please note that this post contains a frank discussion of sexuality. If such things offend you or you are not mature enough to handle these things, please do not read further] The “first time” is often surrounded by a lot of misconception and mystery for the Christian. If we listen to the world, many fears … More Fears About the First Time: What Happens if I Don’t Enjoy Sex?
In a world of extremes, where does the Christian stand on the issue of Conservation? … More The Christian and Conservation: Should You Really Care?
We are probably all aware of the command to worship the Lord “in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24) – but sometimes that is more easily said than done. While worshipping in truth (in the right way) may be a given, worshipping in spirit (with the right attitude) is not always as simple. Despite our … More 6 Ways to Worship in Spirit This Sunday
Another year, another chance to reflect on who we are, what our goals are, and Who we are serving in our actions. Also – an exciting new direction for this blog! This will be the first post co-authored by Chantelle AND Jayla. You can read more about the two of us here. For our first … More Purposefully Present – Our Words for 2019