Fear of God VS Fear of Man

I walked into the room used for youth theatre practices. As usual, it was full of kids wandering about, waiting for class to begin. I immediately noticed something out of the ordinary, however… One girl, a little older than I, was on the ground, leaning against a wall, crying. What? No one else was paying…

Don’t Settle for Happiness

“You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy.” Psalms 16:11 Joy and happiness. These two words may seem similar, but they have very different meanings. Happiness depends on what happens. In the dictionary it is described as “a state of being happy.” Happiness is when your job is…

Conquering Our Trials

“My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” -Psalm 73:26 If you read this post from earlier this year, you’ll remember that I was on crutches for nearly three months due to a stress fracture close to my hip. I wasn’t sure whether or not I’d be able to play soccer for my college this season. By…

Smile All Day, Cry All Night

I knew a man who used to work in the slums in a big city. Every day he’d be pulling people out of garbage cans, feeding them, clothing them, and doctoring them up- only to pull them out again the next day. And the next day. And the next day. He did this for two…

Unity Under Christ: The Connection Between Noah and Acts

How often have we read something so many times that we glance over some of the hidden treasures? I know I’ve done that numerous times and never once had I thought on digging deeper to see some wonderful gems and pearls until someone else points it out. The same is with some of the real…