Hope and Peace, Paul, Philippians, Timothy

Imagining a Majestic Christmas in Heaven with Angels Singing

This year has not gone as planned. In August, I was shocked when my mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 Glioblastoma Cancer, a brain tumor. She had brain surgery, radiation and chemo pills. My family has visited her a few times every week since her diagnosis. She started out positive. Each week, she declined physically… Continue reading Imagining a Majestic Christmas in Heaven with Angels Singing

Love and Praise, Paul

Knowledge Puffs Up, But Love Edifies

We all have knowledge. Knowledge puffs up. I know some obnoxious people who think that they know everything. It can be painful to be around these people. It feels like a constant lecture, and it can be, well, boring. Instead, of impressing us with their knowledge, its irritating and condescending. After spending time with these… Continue reading Knowledge Puffs Up, But Love Edifies

Amos, God's Character, Paul

Trying to Live By God’s Standard

Yesterday, at church, our pastor read through the book of Amos. He reminded us that we have to follow God's standard, not society's standard. God's standard is clearly written in the bible. Our pastor read a part of the constitution that says our country was founded on God's principles. Just like in the Old Testament's… Continue reading Trying to Live By God’s Standard

God's Character, Paul

Power Through Jesus

We have power through Jesus Christ. I have been trying to wrap my head around this idea for awhile now. Whatever thing we are going through, God can give us the power to endure it. If we want to change ourselves, God can break the chains that hold us down. In the bible, Paul prays… Continue reading Power Through Jesus

Choosing Faith Each Day, Paul, Psalm, Timothy, Trusting in God

God Fights For Us

I hope that all my American friends had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. I hope that everyone reading this today has many reasons to be thankful. Over the past year, I have been getting closer to God. The closer I get to God, the more thankful I am that God is so, so good. Everything good… Continue reading God Fights For Us

Paul, Philippians

Keep Up The Faith

Today was an emotional day. We met my mom at her doctor's appointment. Her 6 week radiation and chemotherapy treatment will be done on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. Nothing bad happened today. It is just emotionally exhausting. I cannot pretend, that she is the same, as she was three months ago. I try to… Continue reading Keep Up The Faith

God's Character, Hope and Peace, Paul, Philippians, Timothy, Trusting in God

Thankful For God’s Goodness

Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Then, Christmas will be here before we know it. I love this time of year. I love being reminded of God's goodness and the reasons that I have to be thankful. I am thankful for a home and employment. I am thankful for my family and God. I… Continue reading Thankful For God’s Goodness

Paul, Trusting in God

In Everything, Give Thanks

One of the best things we can do for ourselves is to be thankful during difficult times. I have been trying to focus on the positive things in my life and not the difficulties, because difficulties will consume me. I opened up the bible to 1 Thessalonians this morning. It says to rejoice always. Some… Continue reading In Everything, Give Thanks

Genesis, Matthew, Paul

Nothing Is Too Hard For The Lord

Today was one of those days that I have to remind myself that nothing is too hard for the Lord. Nothing big or major happened. It was series of small things that piled up and felt overwhelming. Do you ever have days like that? Nothing is too hard for the Lord. No prayer is too… Continue reading Nothing Is Too Hard For The Lord