Dear Heart, I Can Not Listen

Dear Heart, Many days, I make the mistake of listening to you. Maybe it was that long, frustrating day. That dreaded conversation. That fact that I screwed up - again. Perhaps I didn't meet that standard. I didn't do as well as I wanted. Maybe it's the frustration of gazing around my house, feeling overwhelmed... Continue Reading →

My Failures, God’s Grace

Often times when reflecting upon my life, all I can see in myself is a failure of a Christian. I see my never-ending struggle with sin. I know that Romans 6:1-2 states "What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to... Continue Reading →

In Fear’s Grip

  It cripples us and causes us to entertain irrational thoughts. It blinds us from truth and holds us captive. Because of it, we become stand-still, unable to move - or we are the polar opposite, shrieking, running, and shoving our way out. It keeps us imprisoned without the use of chains, locks, or bars.... Continue Reading →

Wise Words from the Neighbourhood "Fool"

  The neighborhood I live in is locally known for housing many people with significant mental disabilities. Having worked at the coffee shop nearby, I've quickly gotten to know a number of these people and form relationships on a regular basis. As I was walking to school earlier this week, I came across one of these gentlemen... Continue Reading →

Consider Your Words

Words. Very few things we possess are more powerful - and yet, very few things are used more erroneously. Words are a beautiful gift from God. With them, we can encourage, bless, lift up, exhort, and love others through a multitude of media. More importantly, we can use them to worship, praise, and exalt God -... Continue Reading →

Humility: Esteeming God Above Ourselves

Humility: a word scoffed at by the world - and yet, one of the central aspects of Christianity. Christ's humility brought redemption. Our humility - given by God - causes us to surrender. The church's humility allows God to work and sanctify. Humility must be that which Christ-followers continually strive for. And yet, humility is... Continue Reading →

A Significant Issue with Gluttony

I have a confession to make. I ate way too much food last night. It started out innocently enough. I had a neighbour over for supper yesterday, so I made the point to actually cook a favorite meal. I prepped the roast in the slow cooker before the crack of dawn, waited expectantly for supper... Continue Reading →

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