Some hurts are deeper than a cut. Some thoughts are scarier than a razor blade. Sometimes, all you want just a moment’s release from your brain space—from the hurt, from the poison, from the struggle, from the invasive, intrusive thoughts. Many ask those who harm themselves, “Why do you hurt yourself? How does it actually … More Cut to the Heart: A Deeper Look at Self-Harm
We all have those times when we feel that we are unable to overcome the tasks and trials surrounding us, whether because we feel we aren’t good enough, we aren’t strong enough, we don’t have enough, or the trial is simply too much for us to handle. Although the faithful Christian knows that God is … More 3 Ways God Strengthens You When You Feel Inadequate
“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?