Romans 1:5 says, “through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations.” Paul is speaking of his ministry as an apostle here; he desired to bring about the obedience of faith among all the nations for one reason: the
I have new love in my life. Handwritten type. I’ve always wanted to master this skill and I’m quite pleased with what a little practice has produced.
I need to wrestle with this so I decided to write it where I’m going to see it a lot. My commentary at the bottom: “Every thought captive to obey Christ,” suggests that these strongholds, these arguments, these lofty opinions “raised against the knowledge of God” come from within ourselves. Oh what a powerful weapon
It’s nine minutes long, but if you set yourself down to watch the whole thing it will change. your. life. Seriously. When I first got back from Africa, we had a Christmas party for our youth group. When I was told last minute that instead of party games we’d be sitting down to watch a
I recently had a conversation with a friend about the term “cool.” She proceeded by telling me a theory she developed in high school that has continued to stand the test of time. People fit into two categories: Nerd Cool and Jerk Cool. She said that on some level, people fit into either category. The
Thoughts and meditations on different passages of scripture: The Beatitudes I recently started memorizing the Sermon on the Mount and since the Beatitudes are first-up in that section, I’ve been saying them a lot. One morning, while in the shower a thought hit me and almost brought me to tears. Jesus spoke these words. Not
My 25th birthday stunk. I remember crying on the phone with my best friend hoping that the awful day wasn’t a reflection of the year to come. It was my birthday and I was sitting at home; alone. If you have read my birthday post, you may remember that I alluded to some pain that