As a firm believer in the message of the gospel, I also believe that the Christian faith is sound, reasonable, and credible. No one should ever follow something blindly. That’s how tradition starts, but faith is much more than that.
Faith requires examination.
Faith without examination is not faith at all. Yes, a true faith is backed up by belief, but also by facts, evidence, and even opposition.
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Over the last few years I’ve seen a handful of friends walk away from the church, and I don’t mean walking away from the church only, but walking away from God and renouncing their faith. Mind you, most of them were zealous and committed believers, people I admired and people who helped me grow in my own faith, but something happened along the way and they are no longer around. Continue reading “3 Clear Signs that You Might be Drifting from God”
When I was younger, I remember viewing the bible as prehistoric book, written for ancient people and maybe for my grandparents.
It seemed too holy for me.
The gold-trimmed pages and the black leather cover didn’t attract me, not one bit. I avoided any contact with the bible altogether, but not for long. Continue reading “Is the Bible still Relevant Today?”
The woman in the video below had a nonchalant encounter with Grammy-nominated rapper J. Cole while he was filming his documentary for his album 4 Your Eyes Only. What she shared with him was beyond inspiring.
J. Cole learned that the woman had lost two kids in tragic events, yet she was resilient and filled with hope. This caused him to question the reason for her motivation. I mean, what could possibly keep someone’s spirit so steadfast? Continue reading “Woman Shares her Testimony with J. Cole”
In his book “Ask It,” Andy Stanley focuses on one specific question that if applied to your life correctly will help you make better decisions. While the book includes numerous examples of real life experiences, it’s also rooted in biblical principles.
The main question is simple, yet powerful and revolutionary. Applying it to your life can help you avoid pitfalls such as financial turmoil, broken relationships, addictions, and more. Continue reading “Book Review: “Ask It” by Andy Stanley”
No matter who you are, money can either be a blessing or a curse depending on how you manage it. As a young college graduate in my mid-twenties, I am now realizing how little I know about money.
Plus, I have student loans to pay back and a wedding coming up soon. This gives me even more reason to stay on top of my finances. Continue reading “Book Review: Total Money Make Over by Dave Ramsey”
Faith, where does it come from?
Where does your faith come from? This question is so simple yet so complicated, especially if you grew up in a Christian household.
From a young age, my mom took me to church every Sunday, so I automatically believed in God. However, as I grew older I gradually drifted from Christianity.
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4 Things I learned from The Shack
When I heard the movie The Shack was coming out in theatres I didn’t know what to expect. I mean, I read the book, and I loved it, but how would they fit the complexity of the book in a two-hour movie? First, there is Mackenzie’s (main character) rocky relationship with God. Second, there is the murder of his little daughter followed by his grief and his distance from God and his family. Third, there is Mackenzie’s encounter with God the father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. And lastly, there is everything else he learns from each person of the trinity. It doesn’t get anymore complex than that!
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Questions a people pleaser should ask themselves
People pleasing is one of those things I’ve struggled with for most of my life, but recently I’ve been more aware of its effects. I’m also learning that this tendency could have developed from past experiences in my life.
For example, I never felt good enough for my dad. He is gifted at math and physics while I am not, which made me feel like I couldn’t live up to his expectations for me, especially when it came to academics. I felt criticized. And even when I did something well, I didn’t receive that masculine, fatherly affirmation that I desperately needed as an infant and as an adolescent. However, I don’t want to place all the blame on my father for my people pleasing tendencies. I must also take ownership of my own actions and behaviours even if my upbringing did play a part in this struggle.
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Some may question Lecrae’s decision in making a song with rapper Ty Dolla $ing, but after listening to the song, I don’t see the issue. Yes, Ty Dolla $ign is a secular rapper and usually raps about money, drugs, and sex, but guess what…he is not rapping about that stuff in “Blessings” and neither is lecrae. To the contrary, the song talks about gratitude and giving thanks to God for all the blessings. The lyrics are clean and they bring glory to God, Lecrae’s lyrics specifically; Ty’s lyrics don’t necessarily talk about God, but he still expresses a positive message. I want to lift up lecrae because he is using his talent and platform to be a light to an industry that desperately needs it.
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