Growing in God: Obedience. Discipline. Self-Control.

"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks … Continue reading Growing in God: Obedience. Discipline. Self-Control.

Internal Battles

What's holding you back? I don't mean what external factors are keeping you from progressing. I'm not talking about the financial barriers, the lack of time, or the attitudes of others that may slow you down. Our circumstances change, people come and go, we have winning seasons, and we suffer losses, too. Because our circumstances … Continue reading Internal Battles

Single, Celibate & Struggling: The challenges of waiting (Part 2)

In my last post, Single, Celibate & Struggling (Part 1), I talked about many of the reasons why I've decided to wait until I'm married to have sex. While I am standing firm in my commitment, waiting is no less of a struggle. Even with all of the benefits that come with waiting, I can … Continue reading Single, Celibate & Struggling: The challenges of waiting (Part 2)

Pruning Season: Cutting off everything that’s holding you back

"I am the True Vine and my Father is the gardener. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes, that it may bear more fruit." -John 15: 1-2 When I first read this passage, I remember wondering why would God want to prune … Continue reading Pruning Season: Cutting off everything that’s holding you back