How to build a solid christian community in college // Coffee With Desirae

The following is a guest post by Desirae of I’m a teacher and a grad student, but six short years ago, I was a freshman in college. Six years go extremely fast, and so did the four that I was in college. Some days I miss college. I “loved” college, but not for the reasons that many do. I loved college because the community that I experienced there was the most unique community that I will probably ever experience. more »

Evangelism FB

The disciples chatted as they returned from their journey to buy food from the Samarian city. They reached the outskirts of the city where they had left Jesus. He had been sitting along when they departed, but as they approached they saw he was sitting with a woman. A woman. A Samaritan woman. They stared in wonder. Most of them didn’t like having to deal with the Samaritans as they were buying food. They never would have sought out a more »

Why do you love Jesus?

Valentines Day was a few weeks ago {in case you missed it ;) }, and it’s a holiday where we focus on the people we love. Fantastic! Hopefully you were able to tell the people you love that you love them and why you love them. May I ask you a related question? Why do you love Jesus? What about Him captured your heart? Have you told Him why you love Him? Today I’m exploring these questions over at Tarina’s more »

lessons from the well sm

Ashamed. She felt ashamed when she ventured to the well in the midday heat. She felt so incredibly ashamed she refused to draw water in the morning or the evening when the weather was cool, because that’s when the other women gathered. She didn’t want to face them. Or anyone, really. She walked down the dusty path, like she did a thousand times. To her surprise, she saw a Jewish man sitting at the well. Jews didn’t normally venture into Samaria. more »


“I surrender all. I surrender all. All to Thee my blessed Savior, I surrender all.” I’ve grown up hearing that hymn. I’ve also heard numerous sermons over the years which ask the question, “Do you really surrender all? Or do you only surrender most?” And the preachers challenge us to only sing those words if we really mean them. Being the literalist that I am, after hearing those sermons I would typically just hum. “Hmm hmm hmm hm hmmm. Hmm more »