Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” … Continue reading WHEN JESUS ASKS “WHAT DO YOU WANT?”
College has been one of the most stretching, amazing, and growing times of my life and I am only two years in. I know that without my faith, college would've kicked my butt long ago. College is a make it or break it time, and sometimes things that were mandatory growing up fall to the … Continue reading HOW TO FIGHT FOR YOUR FAITH IN COLLEGE
Have you ever gone through your normal day, your normal routine, and realize that somewhere along the way you lost your confidence? It could've been the demeaning talk of a boss, a coworker talking behind your back, someone forgetting what you said, or someone getting irritated at you because they are having a bad day. … Continue reading LESS FEAR. MORE CONFIDENCE.
On December 15th, America was split between people who loved The Last Jedi and people who hated The last Jedi. The critics and audience reviews are completely torn. YouTube is having too much fun talking about the good, the bad, and the ugly of The Last Jedi. Rotten Tomatoes has a 92% Tomatometer with a … Continue reading THE LAST JEDI: GOOD, BAD, OR UGLY?
Every year for Thanksgiving my family and I go to West Virginia to spend time with my mom's side of the family. The five-hour drive there can be tough, but the reward is always there. You need to know that it was in West Virginia that I truly saw faith come alive. No, there wasn't … Continue reading MY OLD COUNTRY CHURCH
While being a student at Johnson University, I have read a lot of books and written a lot of reviews and reports. Many books given out by the professors are meant to be inspiring, yet many repeat a lot of what was written in the first couple chapters. Do not get me wrong, these books … Continue reading THE SIMPLE GOSPEL
Over this past weekend, a couple friends and I went camping on Max Patch. Everything was grand except for two things. First, the hike up to Max Patch. If you don't know, Max Patch stands at 4,600 ft. tall. Although the car helped us up 3,280 of those feet, we had about 1,320 ft. left … Continue reading WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU DORITOS, START A FIRE
This week I was reading an article by Lifeway and came across a heart-breaking statistic "The survey also asked how many times they have personally, "invited an unchurched person to attend a church service or some other program at your church?" Nearly half (48 percent) of church attendees responded, 'zero.' (Source: Lifeway Article)" I wonder why … Continue reading EXCUSE MY EXCUSE
I have personally undergone three big changes in my life. One, being when I transitioned into high school. This brought a wave of unusual anxiety and stress that I had never experienced before. Two, being when I held the baby who I thought was my nephew. Third, being when I moved out of the house … Continue reading WHEN CHANGE PUTS YOU IN CHAINS
What are the voices you listen to the most? Your mom, dad, sibling, friend, or mentor. Maybe you are like me and listen to your worst critic... yourself. In a perfect world, your own mind is the voice you can lean on for guidance and confidence. Yet, it is often the complete opposite. You become … Continue reading PUT IT TO SILENCE