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Tears stung at my eyes, threatening to spill over and run down my cheeks. I reread the email: “…I am not content I am not happy I wish I was never a Christian then I would have found a mate instead of waiting and waiting…” Oh sweet sister! I blinked back the tears. And then my sorrow turned to anger- not towards this reader, but towards our enemy who made her wish she could trade her salvation for a husband. more »

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Looking for ways to pray during a break-up? I totally understand. Two of my close friends have gone through break-ups this summer and I know the struggle of knowing what exactly to pray for them. Back in August, I wrote a post about two ways to comfort your friend when she’s going through a break up. One of these ways was praying for your friend. Today, I thought I would share 7 ways to pray for your friend during her more »

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Before Caleb and I started dating, I fell victim to a belief to which I fear many a single girl has subscribed. I thought my singleness was God’s way of punishing me for a weak relationship with Him. And I thought that maybe if I read my Bible every single day and prayed often and sought ways to serve Him, then God would reward me with a boyfriend. It seems silly to me, now that I’m reflecting on it. But seriously, more »

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It’s my first official day of college. I sit at my desk in my dorm room working on a Spanish assignment. Distractedly, I fiddle with my pencil. The college group at the First Baptist Church had passed out fliers for a back-to-school part, and they were going to watch The Lion King and eat ice cream. I really want to go. I love The Lion King. Besides, it’s my first day of college. I should go do something fun. I more »

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I remember the very first time I laid eyes on a journaling Bible. It was my senior year of high school, and one of my friends received one as a present. She brought it to Bible class and all the girls ooh-ed and ah-ed over the gorgeous floral cover. Then she opened it and showed us how there were lines on the inside she could use to take notes. It felt weird, being jealous of a Bible. Seemed paradoxical or more »