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01 – spirituality

Wake Up

When we worship God, are we just going through the motions, or are we really singing along? I know when I look left and right in chapels, church, or youth, many people aren’t singing or getting involved some how. They simply look dead, arms crossed, mouths closed, and trying not …

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Suing Jesus

We live in an age of entitlement. The plans of our lives need to happen, and they need to happen immediately. If we want something, there is very little to stop us from purchasing it. Getting in shape, making more money, achieving our goals – all of these are accomplishments …

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In Defense of Jesus Loves Me

We scoff at the cliche, the sunday school answers. We refuse to acknowlege the repeated. But I think perhaps it has gone to far. Perhaps the pendelum has swung into the complete other direction. Because when trying to figure out who you are, there is no greater truth than that …

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Through The Eyes of God

We all have different views on ourselves. Some people like certain things, some don’t. What we focus on a lot, maybe too much, is how we see ourselves. Instead we should be focusing on how God sees us. Currently, I am scientificly known as an Inspirerer. That is someone who …

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The Mask

Ever take a personality test, always wondering who you are and in hopes that some one might actually be right?  Feeling lost within a human shell, asking others what they thought of you and who you are. Nobody can ever tell you who you are and where your life will …

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Suffering

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of …

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If Heaven Didn’t Exist

A while back (in October), i was at a youth retreat with the Heartland youth and young adult ministry. During the Saturday we were all split up into three different “workshops.” I was in the girls workshop. There we made paper hearts to put whatever we wanted in them. After we …

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Spiritual Flaws

How is it that people can easily see the flaws in themselves and others, but when asked about their strengths, they get defensive? Are we afraid of what others might think? Scared of boasting? God gave everyone spiritual gifts. Perhaps it is being able to walk up to people you don’t know …

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The S.W.A.T. of Heaven

So why is it that if God can control everything, he doesn’t control us? Why doesn’t God stop us from picking up that cigarette or grabbing that bottle of wine from our “friend’s” hand? IT’S BECAUSE HE LOVES US When you really take a look at this -and not a …

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