I don’t know about you but when I think of simplicity, two things come to mind right away.
Firstly, when we meet Jesus it becomes clear that we are called to live a different life – a life of holiness and righteousness, which produces the good fruits of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22-23).
This life is [...]
Silence is a highly unusual thing, and I think most of us struggle with silence more than we dare to admit. Do you doubt me? If so, I dare you to try it out. I bet it’s harder than you think.
Try it tonight from the time the bell rings to get out of school till [...]
Submission is one of those things we think we like, because we generally see it as others submitting to us and our will. However, as soon as we venture a little deeper into what submission actually means in our own individual lives, we soon realize that submission sucks. For example, let us be honest for [...]
IN THE BEGINNING
When I was a teenager in a teen bible study, my teacher had us take our Bibles, open to 1 Corinthians 13 and starting at verse 4 until verse 7 she had us cross out the words “love” and “it” and then above these words write our own names. Then she had us [...]
So, what is this whole service and serve others thing anyways? I mean we do hear of it from time to time in our culture. If you have worked at any fast food joint you would have been ‘fed’ many lines about the importance of customer service. Actually any business with customers will stress this. [...]
iPhone is a very cool looking phone and has great potential for killer apps to transform lives – yours and others. Lots of teens have them. We see them in the halls at school and at the mall. Do you have one? The problem we see is that it seems most apps we see y’all [...]
Has anyone ever offered to pray for you? Have you ever offered to pray for someone else? There’s a good chance that many of us have been on the receiving or giving end of prayer. Are we able to pray on behalf of others? YES! This is what is referred to as intercessory prayer. The [...]
The topic of fasting has intrigued me over the years. I grew up in a church where fasting was practiced often and my dad fasted quite regularly. The idea of fasting is to deny oneself of an otherwise normal function (generally eating) for spiritual reasons. It was regularly practiced by Jews and Christians in bible [...]
I don’t know about you but when I think of the word Sabbath, my thoughts go to Sunday. Sunday for many is a day of rest – a time to relax, attend church or enjoy time with the family. My first memories of Sunday were a lot of time spent at the church building and [...]
Have you ever written down your morning routine? How much effort goes into getting up, showering, getting dressed, doing hair and make up, etc?
I remember planning my outfit according to who I was going to see in class the next day. Mind you, I did wear a uniform (Scotland, early 1990’s) so I was [...]