I didn't grow up in the church. Actually, I didn't start going to church until well into my 40's! As such, my daughter didn't get plugged into the church until the year she started 6th grade. She began serving in the children's ministry that year and has continued serving all through middle school ... Read More about 11 Benefits of Serving God in Your Youth
Do you ever struggle with advice like, "give your worries to God" and feel tempted to do a preteen-esque eye roll? Maybe throw in a heavy sigh or scrunched face and shoulder shrug to make your confusion and annoyance fully known? Or maybe you read a verse that sounds more like a command than ... Read More about 3 Steps to Let Go and Give Your Worries to God
There's not much that's more fun than reading a good book. But not all books are created equally. As my pastor likes to say, There are noble vessels for serving food, cooking, etc. And there are ignoble vessels for dealing with waste. Guess what! We use both. And so does God. Learning how to ... Read More about How to Discern God’s Voice When You Read for Pleasure
Why are Christians so judgmental? Just who do they think they are coming across all "high and mighty" like their sins are any less than mine? Are they really being Christian in their speech? I'm sure you've come across many of the "Holier than thou" Christians who feel it is their job to point ... Read More about What Does Being Christian Really Mean
As humans, our natural inclination is to try to be in control of every circumstance in our lives. When life isn’t going our way, we don’t trust God. It is so easy to get in the mindset that we can “take the wheel” from Him, to boss Him around, and try to force Him to do things our way. We believe ... Read More about Giving God Control Over Your Life
One of the first things I learned about when I began driving was to check my blind spot. My father explained where it was on the car and how you physically must turn your head away from the front of the car to the side of the car before going into another lane. The reason? There is a spot where cars ... Read More about How to Stay in God’s Lane by Checking Your Spiritual Blind Spots!