Adventures

Adventures. My life is full of them. From battling through a spiritual roller coaster over the last month and finally finding myself letting go to fall into the arms of Christ, to the blonde moments of tipping the moped over on myself in my own driveway, things happen to me. I’ve never been one to…

Run in God’s Name

The Lord has been incredibly good to me this week (though isn’t He every week?). Though I have been convicted of my misplaced priorities and values of late, by the grace of God, I have not felt guilty. Perhaps I should clarify that: the difference between conviction and guilt seen as the first being an…

The Love of God

“God saw Abraham’s sacrifice and said, ‘Now I know that you love me, because you did not withhold your only son from me’ [Gen. 22:12]. But how much more can we look at his sacrifice on the Cross, and say to God, ‘Now, we know that you love us. For you did not withhold your son, your only…

Undefiled Religion

“If anyone thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” (James 1:26-27) My tongue is an…

What I Want

I want a lot of things. I want to have the perfect bump-set-spike. I want a fast car. I want beautiful weather even in Indiana. I want to love God, love people, and love life. But I think perhaps that my loving of life has recently been getting in the way of the first: loving…

Christ in the Old Testament

From: J.C. Ryle Quotes Let it be a rule with us, in the reading of our Bibles, to study the types and ordinances of the Mosaic law with prayerful attention. They are all full of Christ. The altar–the scape-goat–the daily burnt-offering–the day of atonement, are all so many sign-posts pointing to the great sacrifice offered…

Sanctified Terms for Our Drift From Holiness

From: Between Two Worlds, Justin Taylor D.A. Carson, For the Love of God, volume 2, Jan. 23 entry: One of the most striking evidences of sinful human nature lies in the universal propensity for downward drift. In other words, it takes thought, resolve, energy, and effort to bring about reform. In the grace of God, sometimes…

I Hate My Life

Those of you who spend much time around me know that this has become one of my favorite expressions. Really, when you look at it, there’s not much to hate about my life. After all, I’m single, living at home, earning money, getting ready to start school, playing volleyball, riding my bicycle…what isn’t there to…