03/31/20 04:30 AM Filed in: Christian Living | Wrestling
Yesterday, I wrote about not taking one day for granted when it comes to life and especially one’s loved ones.
Tonight, I am wrestling through something I am simply entitling, “The Choice.”
03/26/20 03:12 AM Filed in: Christian Living | Wrestling
Well, it is 2:30am again tonight.
After considering last night’s article, it seemed fitting and necessary for there to be a follow-up post.
Yes, it is true the darkness I have been facing in my life is great. Yet, there is another side of the coin that must be shown. For you see, the darkness CANNOT stop the light!
02/07/20 11:00 PM Filed in: Christian Living | My Testimony
I turned 18 today. 18 years of walking with the Lord as a Christ follower.
After a crazily busy day that isn’t over yet, I’m finally sitting down to think about my spiritual birthday.
Cynical: Believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity; doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile.
Expectant: Having or showing an excited feeling that something is about to happen, especially something good, interesting or beneficial.
01/13/20 12:00 AM Filed in: Christian Living | Object Lessons
6:15am, it was dark, cold and snowy.
65mph feels WAY too fast a speed to be going with those conditions.
Once, I heard a quote that stated we never lie more to God than when we sing.
Ever since then, I’ve paid greater attention to my worshipping of God in song.
I seek to ask myself, am I simply singing the words, not even meaning them? Or do I truly live them?
11/24/19 07:15 PM Filed in: Christian Living | Hard Truth
As a Christian, a different “grasping at straws” image came to mind for me personally.
During my high school years and my early post-high school days, in many places I was well-known, respected and quite “popular,” supposing I can use that word in a homeschool world context. :)
Nathaniel Mervar was someone to know back then.
In 2017 I prayed a dangerous prayer…
So many of us pray for dependence upon the Lord. We pray that we would live sold-out to Him. Yet, we never consider what that might do to our lives if He actually answers that prayer.
I recently studied Acts 12 for a Bible study and was struck by the two extremes for Peter and James in deliverance from their current trial. Both were delivered, but with different outcomes.
James was taken from this life and brought into the presence of His Savior. For a believer, this is a day for which we all yearn. We ache for the Lord to take us home, for we long to be in His presence. To see our Savior face to face and to spend eternity in the light of His presence.
For Peter, he was delivered from his trial by a miraculous escape from prison, as God sent an angel to do the impossible. One doesn’t escape by chance or human power from the depths of a prison, chained between two guards, with a total of sixteen soldiers guarding you.
09/21/19 08:30 PM Filed in: Christian Living
Is there any hope for the human race? This is a question that has been plaguing me as of late. One only has to be in the world for a few moments to realize how human beings are so sinful, depraved, twisted, evil and selfish.
(This story is an allegory to the trials we as believers face in this life. My prayer for us as believers is that we will keep our eyes locked on the King, even when we are in the Valley of the Shadow of Death. As the hurt and attacks keep coming, may we press on after Him, for He is worth our all. To God alone be the glory!)
04/18/19 05:00 AM Filed in: Hard Truth | Christian Living
Easier said than done. Jesus’ example is so easy to talk about and agree with verbally, but live it…that is another story.
04/20/18 01:21 PM Filed in: Hard Truth
Yes, I have learned a very valuable life lesson from my dog.
Every time she has reminded me of this lesson, I have told myself, “You need to write about your dog teaching you.”
So now, I have finally taken up my quill and parchment or rather, my keyboard and virtual paper. Read More…