Authentic Trust in the Christian Life

There is severe discipline for him who forsakes the way;    whoever hates reproof will die. ~ Proverbs 15:10, ESV ~ It is difficult to accept the truth. We want to accept our present circumstances with the idea it is just the way it is. We justify our ongoing behaviors, our reasons for wanting to continue with life, … Continue reading Authentic Trust in the Christian Life

Authentic Christian Living

The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,    but he loves him who pursues righteousness. ~ Proverbs 15:9, ESV ~ When we look at creation, we see intricate and complex designs. There is a certain rhythmic order as well. One may say there is a sense of purpose - a plan - when we admire … Continue reading Authentic Christian Living

When you feel useless, Jesus is far greater than your feeling

There are days when the dark clouds of affliction hinder my experience of the Son’s warmth. Whether it’s my personality, the seemingly never-ending reality of struggle, spiritual warfare, or a mix of all the above, at those times a sense of depression sets in. The dark clouds define my outlook on life. Today has been … Continue reading When you feel useless, Jesus is far greater than your feeling

Authentic Worship in the Christian Life

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,    but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him. ~ Proverbs 15:8, ESV ~ Wisdom begins with the fear of God (see, Proverbs 9:10). To understand this, we ought to concern ourselves with whom God truly is. It begins with our immersion into reading Holy Writ. … Continue reading Authentic Worship in the Christian Life

Patrisse Cullors On the Criminalization of Mental Illness

Black Lives Matter's Patrisse Cullors has a serious and poignant point. Normally, I disagree with some of the content Mic allows to be published on their website. However, every-now-and-again, I happen across an article on my social media news feed that gives me a different perspective. Greater insight. More understanding with what social issues we are facing … Continue reading Patrisse Cullors On the Criminalization of Mental Illness

Christian Authenticity

let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. ~ Galatians 6:4, ESV ~ It is easy to get drawn away from the course of spiritual transformation and growth. In doing so, one may inevitably become a pretender. Acting outwardly based on … Continue reading Christian Authenticity

To Walk as Jesus Walked

whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. ~ 1 John 2:6, ESV ~ How remarkably obvious that there are many people today who claim to know of Christ yet lack the ability to walk as Jesus walked. This incongruity is caused when an individual decides they'd rather … Continue reading To Walk as Jesus Walked