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Suicide

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 in Blog

Suicide. It’s not a fun topic, but it needs to be talked about.  We hear about it quite a bit, but rarely are we personally affected by it. And even if we don’t necessarily hear about it, that doesn’t mean it’s not present. Whether or not they have spoken about it, many people have struggled with suicide. What does the Bible say about suicide? Why would someone want to end their own life? There are so many questions surrounding the topic. Life is a gift. That life is always in God’s hands, never our own. With all life can throw at us, it would be easy to take our life into our own hands! However, while suicide is an act meant to take away temporary pain, it does so in a permanent way. The Holy Spirit is inside everyone (1 Corinthians 3:16), yet everyone still feels low at times. Those are the times God invites us to call to Him. Those times we feel like nothing else will help–when we feel so low that it will never get better–when we are angry, sad, depressed, anxious, upset, or any unwell feeling, those are the times God invites us to call on Him. “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord...

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Technology vs. Faith

Posted on Apr 27, 2014 in Blog

Mass media has become a part of our daily lives. We are constantly checking our phones for texts and calls, we watch television for news and entertainment, and we worship and bow down to our status on social media sites. Is all of this technology hindering our faith lives? This is an important question to ask yourself while using all of these things. Is the technology you’re using a positive influence in your faith walk? There are helpful websites that will help keep you on track, but there are many, many more that are a negative influence. As many times a day as we use technology, most of them are not to worship. Sometimes, the things we post online aren’t all that God-like either. Ephesians 4:29 says:  This plays into context with what we post online because it means that we should only speak in ways of building up and to give people grace. I see people saying rude things to others quite a bit on the internet and this verse says to do the opposite. To portray the Godly image He wants us to, we should not bash people, but only speak well of them. I know that if I had the choice, I would much rather stay...

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You Are Altogether Beautiful!

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 in Blog

Everyone has heard the saying about how “your body is a temple.” 1 Corinthians 6:19 spells it all out, “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.” Nearly everyone I know would be able to admit at least one thing they wish they could change about themselves. Everyone seems to dislike their bodies in some way or another. Some people want to be smaller, some bigger; some want to be taller, some want to be shorter; some wish they didn’t have such oily skin, and some wish they had longer hair. Everyone seems to have at least one thing they don’t appreciate about themselves. And today’s social standard’s don’t seem to help that fact at all. The media sets up these superficial images that are completely unattainable…stick thin models with apparent collar bones, ripped weight lifters with popping veins, and everything in between. According the society, if we don’t look like what they portray, we are insignificant. These standards make so many people’s self image and self-esteem depreciate. Like everyone, I go through times when I don’t have the best self esteem. Society, peers, and media all give my...

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Godly Relationships

Posted on Feb 26, 2014 in Blog

Love is still in the air after Valentine’s Day earlier this month. Maybe your day went as planned, maybe it didn’t. We all crave love; although it doesn’t always work out in the ways we wish it would. Sometimes we feel lonely, unloved, and unworthy of love… even if we do have healthy relationships, they don’t always fulfill our constant, pressing need to feel accepted and wanted. Only one man can truly love us the way we need to be loved, and that is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He loves us all day, every day. When it’s three in the morning and you’re awake in bed, upset about everything that happened that day, He’s still there for you. When you feel so alone, with no one to talk to, He’s there, loving you. When your other relationships don’t prevail, His always will. So, let’s talk about relationships we’re in now. Are they truly healthy? Are they what God would want for you? It says 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, “love is kind, patient, not jealous, not self-seeking, not boastful, proud, or rude.” Does that sound like your relationship? It’s hard to find relationships that fits every one of those categories. Those verses say that love does not get easily...

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God’s Strength is Always with Us

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 in Blog

Sadly, winter break has come to an end and we all have to make our way back to the normalcy of waking up early and going to work or school all day. I’ve been in school for a week now, and my classes are already getting tough and stressful. Every morning, I don’t want to get out of my warm bed and go out and do work, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way! Every day we all have to do it though, no matter how much we don’t want to. For me, the first thing I do every morning after I wake up, is pray. I pray about what I want to accomplish that day. I usually just ask God for a good day, to do well on any quizzes or tests that day, to stay positive, and to have the strength to conquer everything that will come my way that day. The last one is the most important to me. I want more than anything to stay strong with everything I come to. That’s why this week my verse I’m going to share is Isaiah 41:10. It says “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your...

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