What is Easter Really All About?
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What is Easter Really All About?

As Easter approaches, many of us will be thinking increasingly about what we’re going to be doing come next Sunday—attend our Easter service, eat too much, take family photos, and, for those with children, probably cleaning up candy wrappers and plastic Easter egg shells. But that’s not really what Easter’s all about. Continue reading

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The Sacrifice of Praise
Adversity / Courage / Failure / Faith / Fear / Hope / Life / Optimism / Praise / Prayer / Suicide

The Sacrifice of Praise

Life was going along in a nice steady pace of “normal”. Then within just a short period of time everything seemed to fall apart and we moved to a different state, left our home. Things just seemed to keep going wrong and getting worse. We found ourselves in the worst financial and emotional situation we’d … Continue reading

You’re an Overcomer – Now Live Like It!
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You’re an Overcomer – Now Live Like It!

Originally posted on The Artistic Christian:
? ? ? “I’m fighting every day,” recording artist Mandisa said in an interview with MLive.com. “It’s an every-day, one-decision, one-temptation at a time battle I’m fighting.”[1] This reality inspired Mandisa to record a song entitled Overcomer, which has soared to the top of Christian music charts. This contemporary…

The Fallen: God’s Love for the Lowly & Downtrodden
Abortion / Adversity / Bullying / Confidence / Courage / Equality / Failure / Faith / Fear / Hope / Judging / Life / Love / Rejection / Self-Esteem / Suicide

The Fallen: God’s Love for the Lowly & Downtrodden

Fallen leaves. What do you see when you look at them? Some people see a mess of fallen, decaying dead little lawn-invaders. They sweep them, rake them, blow them, suck them up in lawn mower bags…but why? I see fallen leaves and I see things of beauty. They’re like jewels from heaven dropped down to … Continue reading

Out of Eden: Thoughts on Free Will, Salvation, & The Tree of Knowledge
Failure / Faith / Forgiveness / Hope / Life / Love / Prayer / Redemption / Religion / Suicide / Wisdom

Out of Eden: Thoughts on Free Will, Salvation, & The Tree of Knowledge

Don’t think of an orange pumpkin. Did you? Why do you think that is? Maybe because of the power of suggestion. Maybe because we humans are rebellious creatures and have a tendency to do the exact things we’re not supposed to. The Forbidden Fruit It all started thousands of years ago back in the Garden … Continue reading