http://bible.com/114/jhn.13.34-35.NKJV When I think about what has happened in the media since same-sex marriage was “made legal” it makes me sad. I am not saying that Christians shouldn’t have an opinion about the decision. I am saying that it is not the principle matter. Jesus called us to go and make disciples for the Kingdom … More Will you be known for your love?
The truth in love hurts but hopefully it heals, too. I reread the parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) recently and realized that the Master meant to call the servant lazy. Jesus taught the disciples about a a master who had three servants. He gave each of them talents according to what he thought that … More What is in Your Hand?
John 5:8 Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” Change is a challenge for most people because it reminds us that time does not stop for anyone (including us). We fight against the potential of change because we have learned the “ins and outs” of our present situations. We push back against … More Accepting and Activating Your Change
Have you ever had a secret that you couldn’t tell and wanted to tell? Everything within you wanted to scream from the mountain tops, “I have a secret!” It’s the kind of secret that could cause mixed emotions for others but would settle your mind. Well I have a secret and I can’t tell a … More I Have Secret
Today our church had some guests from an organization called Defy Ventures. They are an awesome organization that helps convicted felons get back on their feet through discipleship and business mentorship. They teach them how to use their skills for a greater good despite their past. Hearing their stories today reminded me of my mission … More Victory is Possible!
When most young people think of Christianity, they think boring church people who never have fun. Rahkal Shelton used to think the same thing before she decided to go all in for Christ. Her relationship with Christ prior to her commitment to serve Him was casual at best. Shelton’s strict Jewish and Christian upbringing made … More Young Hip Hop Christian Not the Church Lady
I have been a chronic “stuffer” for most of my life. My definition of being a stuffer is a person who ignores their feelings, concerns, and challenges and stuffs food, work, and other activities in its place than deal with it. I came face to face with my stuffing after my car accident in January … More Honor Your Feelings Instead of Stuffing Them
Browsing through my friends’ FB pages I found myself making statements about certain things and questioning others. I was ashamed of my behavior and literally told myself to stop being so judgmental. I thought that I had beat this thing after studying the chapter on love in 1 Corinthians 13 but apparently I need a … More Help! I Don’t Want to Be Judgmental
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. From the age when I really started to pay attention in church I can remember my pastor say, “Have your Bible out and read along…I may read it wrong.” My late pastor … More Study the Bible for Yourself
I confess it’s been a while since I have written consistently. I have not been true to myself and lost focus of my purpose. I started out as a blogger who just wanted to share my general ramblings about life and insights that God shows me about every day life. Apparently, listening to well-meaning people … More Get Up and Live (Renamed)