Why Is Prayer Important?

Prayer. This word is used 313 times in the Bible. During Jesus’ life here, He spent much time praying and teaching others to pray. Prayer is a very important part of Christianity, but have you ever wondered why? Most people today define prayer as bringing our requests to God. But, while that is an important…

Holy Ground

“Then He said, ‘Do not draw near this place. Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.’” -Exodus 3:5 Imagine the following scene. It’s another day with sheep in  the desert. You’ve been shepherding for many, many years. Every day is a lot like the other ones– hot and dry. The…

Pour It on Us!

‘“Command the children of Israel that they bring to you pure oil of pressed olives for the light, to make the lamps burn continually.”’ –Leviticus 24:2 ‘“You are the light of the world”’ (Matthew 5:14a). Ever heard that verse? As Christians, we are called to shine Christ’s light to the rest of the world. Shining…

The Beauty of Grace (And Why Every Teen Should Care)

Today’s post comes from a guest writer, Hannah Pirc! One day, a father came home from work, grabbed a cup of coffee, and settled down in his favorite chair to watch the news. As he flipped through the channels, he heard a news report: “In Europe, a deadly disease is spreading across the continent. Millions…

6 Biblical Disciplines We Should Work On

When you hear the word ‘discipline,’ what do you think of? Punishment, right? Or something along those lines. And that can definitely be one definition. But according to TheFreeDictionary.com, another definition could be this: ‘Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior; to train by instruction and practice’ Hmmm…training. Which reminds me…