Tag Archives: God

Finding a ‘reason’ shouldn’t drive us

As Christians, I find that we often spend a lot of time trying to rationalize everything in our lives. We live by the ideal that God has a reason for letting everything that happens happen, and that it’s all part of His plan. But what happens when we start letting the pursuit of finding out that reason prevent us from …

Faith: Can We Live it Without Alienating People?

There has been a lot of talk lately, both internationally and locally about how the choices of the world are trampling on the rights of Christians. Between new sex-ed curriculums, gay marriage, abortion and most recently, a Bill being supported by Indiana’s Governor allowing businesses to exercise their religious freedoms by banning LGBT customers. People declaring that they should not …

Truth vs lie.

This is what my heart says:   I have to impress God if I want him to love me. I have to prove myself for God to love me as I am. I have to be perfect and sinless, because Christ’s death was not meant for me.   Every time I think I have to impress Him, I am placing …

God is a mean kid with a magnifying glass…

Even though we know it’s not true, how many times do we unintentionally place God in that position?   I’ve found that lately I seem to be putting Him there a lot. I know that’s not His nature, yet in the back of my mind, I fear that He’s just waiting to rip all the good out from under me. …

Questions that Go Unanswered

I don’t know about most people, but I know there are a group of questions in my mind that are my downfall. Questions that haunt me and fester and burn until I hit a point where I just can’t take them anymore.   I try to be strong, to convince myself that I don’t need answers, because the answers are …

Pray

Do you ever have those moments where it feels like God has taken a sledgehammer and knocked you upside the head with it? Towards the end of To Save a Life, I definitely got one of those. It wasn’t lovely. It hurt. Emotionally, spiritually, and I’m sure I felt the physical reverberations of it. At that point in the movie …

It Only Takes One To Make a Difference

Tonight the movie To Save a Life was shown at our church by our somewhat local radio station. I knew prior to attending the movie it would have a huge impact on me. The previews alone left me weeping every time I heard them. The main premise to the movie itself was one that wrenched my heart. It was something …