When the world seems to fall apart around us, it can be really hard to find a reason to be thankful. However, by keeping Jesus' example in mind, we can learn to give thanks even in the hard times.

It can be super easy to be thankful for the good in life. Food, water, family, shelter, Jesus, you know, the traditional answers to the “What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?” question. Being thankful for happy things, is fantastic. It is a great place to start when beginning a journey to be thankful in all things.  However, we can’t stop there. Giving thanks isn’t a suggestion; it isn’t a nice thought, nor is it something we can just do more »

I’ve been stressed out today over signing up for classes next semester and a bunch of homework left to do before Wednesday and finding time to vote tomorrow (I GET TO VOTE!!!!! Whoo hoo!). Matthew 11:28-30 says “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my more »

-If anyone would come after me (2)

A few years ago, I attended my friend’s graduation. The speaker taught the graduates (and the audience) that there are two contrasting lifestyles mentioned in Philippians. (Ironically, their addresses are Philippians 1:21 and Philippians 2:21.) The lifestyles are polar opposites. You can’t have one and have the other. Lifestyle #1: For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain. ~Philippians 1:21 Do you believe that? Is this applied to your life? Is your life focused on Christ in more »