Category: Faith

The 30-Day Christian Music Challenge

The 30-Day Christian Music Challenge

As a kid, I attended a Christian school and was the only one of my friends who was allowed to listen to the Backstreet Boys. My classmates were only permitted to buy Christian CDs and were strictly jamming out to…

Let God Give You a Word for 2019

Let God Give You a Word for 2019

I used to hear people talk about choosing a word for each new year, and I thought it was kinda dumb. It always seemed more like wishful thinking than anything based in reality, and I didn’t feel the need to…

How God Feels About You

How God Feels About You

The other day my two-year-old cousin came up to me with a grin. Someone had given her a sticker, and she was excited about it. She gently pressed the sticker onto my jeans, patted it down to make sure it…

Five More Ways God Speaks to You

Five More Ways God Speaks to You

I’ve been learning a lot lately about the many ways God can speak. I used to think he had to talk to us like movies portray him speaking, with a deep, booming voice that sounds like thunder. Later, I realized…

The Spiritual Struggle is Real

The Spiritual Struggle is Real

Over the past few months, I’ve been under probably the greatest level of spiritual attack in my life. I’m not a stranger to spiritual attacks. I’ve dealt with them since I was little, although I didn’t recognize them as such…

If You Need an Answer to Prayer, Now is the Time to Ask

If You Need an Answer to Prayer, Now is the Time to Ask

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7) Did you know there are certain times of the year when our prayers are more powerful?…

18 of the Best Quotes from #GLS18

18 of the Best Quotes from #GLS18

I had the privilege of attending the Global Leadership Summit last week for the third year in a row. The GLS is put on each year by Willow Creek in Chicago and has been an invaluable source of encouragement for…

Five Ways God Speaks to You

Five Ways God Speaks to You

Last week I shared my love for the Jesus Calling devotional and how it taught me to hear from God. It truly changed my life and opened up a new way for me to communicate with him that I had…

The Devotional That Changed My Life (How I Learned to Hear From God)

The Devotional That Changed My Life (How I Learned to Hear From God)

For the first 25 years of my life, I never met a devotional I liked. I wanted to. I tried to. But I’d get bored. Some of them were too cheesy. Some too juvenile. Some were too basic, others too…

But I’m Being Good

But I’m Being Good

My dog Bentley is really not that well-behaved. He knows what he is and is not supposed to do, but he constantly pushes the limits and does what he wants, even though he knows better. When he really wants something,…