School and work are often drudgery. Back-to-back tests and papers due. Piles of work that lead to overtime. New company policies that are confusing and make your work harder. It can make your life seem completely miserable at times. As children of God, however, we have an avenue to living a purposeful and rewarding lifeContinue reading “Life in the Spirit: 3 Reminders From Romans 8”
This week’s post is just a little blog update for all my readers and subscribers. I’ll be at Missouri’s senior youth camp this week, so there will be no blog post this Friday. However, I’m working on a Bible study post for Friday of next week that I hope you’ll enjoy. My family and IContinue reading “BPR Post Update + Thought of the Day”
Reading and studying the Word should be a daily commitment if we want to grow closer to God. When I was a teenager, I found myself becoming satisfied with reading a short chapter here and there and calling it good. (Woo-hoo! I read an entire chapter of Psalms! I’m good for the day!) Everyone hasContinue reading “3 Helpful Bible Study Methods”
Many schools have already ended the semester, graduates have thrown their caps into the air and received their diplomas, and summer is soon upon us. For some, that means more down time and summer vacation. You might take a trip to the beach with family, go on a road trip across the country, or simplyContinue reading “4 Books for Your Summer Reading List”
For those who struggle with depression, overcoming it is not as simple as others might think. There are those who might say, “Everyone gets depressed. Just get over it,” or, “If you really wanted to be happy, then you would be,” but they don’t realize that overcoming depression does not come so easily as simplyContinue reading “5 Things To Help You Overcome Depression”
Sometimes when you make a mistake, the hardest part of forgiveness is forgiving yourself. If you’re like me, you might tend to beat yourself up for mistakes you’ve made, mulling over them at night and asking yourself how you could be so stupid. Self-condemnation completely hinders the process of forgiveness. When we make a mistake,Continue reading “How to Overcome Self-Condemnation: Appealing to the Mercy of God”
What makes a good and faithful servant? Is it simply someone who does good deeds and tries to be kind to others? Is it someone who serves their community? Is it someone who prays an hour every day and fills journals with Bible study notes? Is it someone who goes to Bible college and becomesContinue reading “3 Qualities of a Good Servant”
Hollywood held the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday, but not many tuned in to see it. In fact, recent polls reveal that the majority of Americans have not even seen or heard of any of the films nominated at the Oscars. This is, of course, very good news. Ten-plus years ago, I remember hearingContinue reading “The Temporal vs The Eternal: Tuning Out the World and Tuning into the Spirit”
It’s that time again when I share tips from my years in college that helped me get through it with good grades and my sanity intact. The last few weeks of a semester are always busy and stressful. I remember it well—prepping for finals, freaking out when you see how much material the exams cover,Continue reading “3 College Tips for Finishing the Semester Strong”
When you’re in pain, sometimes there are no words that can adequately describe what you’re going through. Whether it’s a physical pain or emotional pain, that feeling of hurt can reach so deeply that it stretches far past the limits of your vocabulary. People may ask, “How are you feeling?” And you don’t know whatContinue reading “5 Scriptures for When You’re Hurting”
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