I have often heard and read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, "the love passage." Have I really meditated on how this passage points to my Savior, Jesus Christ? "Love is patient and kind;" "When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And... Continue Reading →
I love fairy tales and I love fairy-tales re-told. They are often the clearest pictures of the fight of good versus evil. I love well-done stories so well, I wrote a blog post about one (see Beauty and the Beast). All that to say, I was very disappointed with Amazon's "Cinderella" retelling. It felt more... Continue Reading →
"The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is St. George to kill the dragon. Exactly what the fairy tale does is this: it accustoms him for a series of clear pictures to the idea that these limitless terrors had a limit, that... Continue Reading →
One of the most memorable contrasts in Scripture between the righteous and wicked is in Psalm 1. The psalm begins by describing the man whose "delight is in the law of the LORD," (v. 1). This man is, "like a tree planted by streams of water," (v. 3). In contrast, the wicked "are not so,... Continue Reading →
He seemed to say to me, "'why would you dread the reproach of men? Who do you fear?" I was immediately convicted, because I realized that I had not only taken that verse out of context, but missed how it points to the gospel.
As believers in Christ Jesus, our hope is not in humanity nor in any earthly city, but we “desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one,” (Hebrews 11:16).
As a Christian, what sets my hope in the Lord Jesus Christ apart from another girl's hope in her own persevering spirit, or her family, or another god? My Lord does not always give me what I want, my Father allows me and causes me to go through trials and hard circumstances, how can I... Continue Reading →
"Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'"-Matthew 19:13-14
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17
Like a lot of (though not all) young, American, single Christian women, I can swing into one of two unhealthy mindsets: avoiding the idea of marriage, or obsessing over marriage. Either I get anxiety thinking about marriage and how I will meet the right Christian man in the craziness that is the COVID-19 world, wondering if I will remain single forever, or I can act like marriage really is not a big deal and that my single life should be all about my passions and freedom. I tend to forget about trusting the Lord when I am in one of these mindsets, I forget to "seek first His kingdom" (Matthew 6:33).
"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." -2 Timothy 3:16 Because of this scripture and many others (see Psalm 119 particularly), as well as my own experience in life,... Continue Reading →