The begining of last year with my small group, my leader suggested a 'word of the year'. This word is something to pray about and see how God uses it in your life. After prayer, i felt like God put the word PERSEVERE right on my heart. And boy, am i glad he did. Throughout this year, i found God, lost him, found him again...struggled with him and finally, he has opened my heart completely to him. The times i "lost"…Continue
I've been thinking about this question and challenging myself to think about it. What if someone asked you this question who wasn't a Christian, would you be ready?
So the new year is coming.. does any one got any new year resolutions?? :)
So I came home from camp (I suggest you read Testimony Part 1 b4 you read this) and I tried to live a godly lifestyle. I found out how bad I really was. I lied, I was prideful, I tried to wiggle out of responsibility, and I was always comparing myself to be better than other people. It was hard. I went back to camp every year, where it was my spiriual gas station, always filling me up and getting me on a spiriual high. But gas runs out, and I could never find a way to make it last the whole…Continue
Here's my dad's rules! Obey them, boys!(;
COURTSHIP (Pt. 2)
When I wrote the article on dating, I emphasized on how I believed God is not honored in it. (Please read that article first before reading this one, if you have not already read it).
Now, I would like to state what courtship is, and why I want to court... and also, why I believe that courtship is the…Continue
I’m not trying to be a hypocrite through these words – believe me, I struggle with this just as much as you. I’m gonna say it right now: I don’t have it all figured out, and I never will. But God is leading me and showing me what’s right in the way of purity. Also, I’m not saying any of this to condemn you. I’m simply writing this to tell you what I believe.
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that…Continue
I have been feeling really unfulfilled and confused about God lately and where I stand with him, I don't know if its because I'm having a hard time or something but yeah, And Ive tried reading the bible and praying about it but it hasn't been working, Has any of you guys felt the same? If so how did you deal with it <3
I was sitting the the hospital emergency room waiting to be called back. Really??? I had to WAIT for them the stitch up my eye and cast my ankle??? They told my father that they had run out of rooms and that we had to wait. When he sat down again, I asked him how long we will have to wait. He said that he didn't know. So after about 30 minutes, we were called back. The doctor looked me over and told me to open my left eye. I gave him a look that pretty much said that I couldn't and that was…Continue
I read in my devotional today that I need to share the story of how I met the LORD. So I was your average kid, had a good family, didn't really grow up with my siblings because they were way older than me, but I was happy, or at least I thought. My parents rarely fought, and we went to church regularily, but I wasn't a Christian. I was living off my parent's faith, I never prayed, never read my Bible. Then my dog died, I know it seems silly, but he was really a great guy to talk to when I…Continue
Added by Sarah R. on December 29, 2011 at 3:09pm — No Comments
The first that I did was go with my gut and talk to my boyfriend about this. I called him up late one night and just asked him. He sounded confused. He tried to deny it but I chewed him out. I told him that my friend told me everything. He was quiet for a few minutes. I told him that he owed me an explanation. He simply said that she was lying. Well, that really set me off. I wanted to yell. I wanted to tell him that I didn't want to see him anymore. I wanted to tell him that he was a…Continue
The Characteristics of a Lukewarm Christian
The bible was in my lap, along with a book on sign language and a collogue of words that my youth director would describe me with. I stared at the wall wide eyed. There was a chewing sound, coming from the biting of my nails. I'm not a nail bitter, never have been. The ihome to my left said something like three thirty. There's noises, I swear. They're in the hallway, downstairs, in the room at the end of the hall. Maybe I'm hallucinating, I've got to be. We're not close to main…Continue
Added by Katherine Brewer on December 28, 2011 at 1:54am — No Comments
This is the short part of this short story that I have been writing. Give me some feedback and tips that could make this better! And if you can, make them God based because this is a Christian book :) Hope you enjoy it!
Girls. Some you can trust and some you can't. I have this best friend that I can tell everything to. And for some time, she was putting me out of her life. For a long time, we weren't even friends. And we spent SO much time with each other that we didn't really have…Continue
Wow! This is going to be quite the journey. I am already into the habit of doing devotions with God in the morning, but the challenge of giving him half an hour at least is a great one. And the reading on the morning watch is really inspiring! Can't wait to see what's next!
Added by Demi on December 27, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments
I am realizing more and more that the devil is real. He keeps tempting me to do the wrong thing. My devotional this morning really helped. It was about obeying God in order to know the truth. It was almost as if God was actually speaking to me. I thought this should be a motivator to some girls maybe dealing with the same problem.
Added by Lauren Witt on December 27, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments
I don't really know how I've been feeling lately. I need to tell someone all this, so I thought, why not give it a shot. I know it's not the worst one out there, but to me, it's a lot. At the end of November, I realized, or so I think, that my parents don't truly love me. Maybe I was being hysterical, I'll never know(I'm pretty sure I was though). I mean, yes they gave me hugs and stuff like that, it was just that I've never heard my father tell me that he's proud of me, which means a…Continue
So this Christmas was amazing......I was so surprised that my cousin came in.....and that I got to hang out with him for a while....it so weird how close we are as a family(my dad's side of the family) We have been through so much....but God has brought us closer together and made all of us truly love each other.....I am soooooooo happy that through it all God uses the horrible things that happen in our lives to bring us closer together and closer to Him.....truly see what God is doing in…Continue
Since Ive moved to california two years ago about Ive been chasing my dreams as a performer and in my spare time I have fun with my friends. I don't have many because I only went to one public school before I started home schooling for more time to chase my dreams. Her name is linnea I have talked about problems in our friendship before...
I knew she saw I had gods light in me and thats what mad me…Continue