Monday, November 4, 2013

Call to Missions

L-R: Me, Joshuwa, and Macie
In the middle of the picture above, meet my new friend, Joshuwa. His parents are missionaries in South Africa, and we will hear from his mom today on this post. But first, let me preface with this:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Why the Great Commission?

Last week, I had a discussion in the library at UNA about what happens to those who never hear the Gospel before they die or before the end of times. The argument was for those who live the “best life” they can and are “good people” – but don’t know about Jesus or don’t live for Him/in a relationship with Him. I did not know off the top of my head exactly what I thought about this, so as I often do when I want to know something, I went searching for the truth.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Starving for Food & Jesus

A question has been pressing heavy on my heart: Should missional work be a compartment in our lives--or should it be our lives? Is it something we do once a year to feel like we're doing our job and that's enough and nobody can say anything to us? No they sure can't, because we did our part. Or is it something that should continually - without gaps - extend from our hearts and our hands because we serve a God who calls us to lose our lives to find the real life. The real life of meaning. The real life which is found in loving the least of these.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Fool for Christ


Fool n. A person with a talent or enthusiasm for a certain activity


Question: Who or what are you a fool for?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Calling All Girls!

"This is the norm." These 4 words from a video I watched yesterday (thanks to Brooke) on what guys think about modesty stuck out to me. It was in reference to how we girls dress provocatively without realizing the effect it has on guys. Should this be the norm? And whose liability is it that we amuse ourselves with a culture-polluted standard that is not only immoral, but also unbiblical and catapulting many others into sin? In 1 Timothy chapter 2, Paul teaches us that we as women should adorn ourselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control (verse 9). He says that we should not dress to show off our wealth or to be seductive. We should dress in a way that is that is proper for women who profess godliness (verse 10).

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

South Africa and the Sustaining Gospel

On July 18, I will be boarding a plane and leaving this country for the first time in my life. I will be crossing the big blue ocean heading for Johannesburg, South Africa. I have a whirlwind of emotions over it, but I am mostly excited for this opportunity and I cannot wait to see what all God is doing and is going to do in the lives of the people there we will serve.

...But why am I going?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Preparing for Battle

Redemption in Christ is a beautiful thing and I wish with a heavy heart that everyone would experience it and its worth compared to the opposite way of life which leads to destruction and ultimately eternity away from God. It's a battle that the enemy should never win, but we let him win too many times because we love sin more than we love God. Harsh, but true. If we didn't love sin more than God, then we wouldn't limit him to a one hour worship service on Sunday morning while throwing caution to the wind and living how we please throughout the week and especially on Friday and Saturday nights.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

What's the point?

Psalm 37:4 says, "Delight yourself in the Lord..."

I've been wondering if we are really getting the point. If God is who he says he is and he does what he says he does, then why aren't we putting all our treasures in him? Are we really taking him for what he is worth? Are we getting the gospel?

Monday, March 18, 2013

Undaunted

Today I finished a book called Undaunted by Christine Caine. It is a book written to inspire you to go into a dark and troubled world - because each of us possesses all it takes to bring hope, create change, and live completely for Christ. The book dares you to do what God has called you to do. It is a great book, but it has caused me to give myself a heart check-up. I have recently been praying that God would reveal to me little things about my life that I need to fix or improve and that He would test the purity of my heart. And He has done just that.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Some Important Questions

1. Can we be believers in Jesus yet not bear any fruit?
"So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits." Matthew 7:17-20
Here Jesus tells us that we recognize people by the fruit they bear. Also, He doesn't say that some healthy trees bear good fruit - He says EVERY. And EVERY tree that doesn't bear good fruit is cut thrown and tossed to the flames.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Cross [Part 2]

And He said to all, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." Luke 9:23

The cross is more than two intersecting horizontal and vertical lines. The cross is more than a symbol on a cute pair of earrings. The cross is SO much more than that and in today's American culture, we often fail to understand or even see the significance of the cross.

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Cross [Part 1]


For the past six months of my life, I’ve been on a journey of learning to live by His will and not my own and learning how to live in pursuit of holiness. Before that and during my first couple of years of college, I thought I had everything figured out. There was just one big problem: God was not in the picture. Sure, I “loved” Him and I had previously “asked Jesus into my heart” – but I had nothing to show for it. My life was bearing no spiritual fruit whatsoever.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Super Bowl and Human Trafficking

The Super Bowl is coming up and with that there will be a dramatic increase in the number of girls that will be trafficked in New Orleans. Many of us do not understand the reality of modern slavery occurring in our home country and cities - it is the fastest growing criminal activity in the world! This short video brings awareness to the situation and also informs you how to take action. Please watch!
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