I wrote this post the week before racial tensions erupted in our country. The day I was going to post it, it somehow didn't feel right. So I waited. Providentially, I think, because this is so much more relevant and important just a few weeks later. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the world. There are … Continue reading we can’t do everything, but we can do something.
I googled the words "accept yourself" when I was getting ready to write this blog post, and it came up with page after page of results. "Accept Yourself for Who You Are". "How to Accept Yourself, Your Life, and Your Reality." "How to Accept Yourself Unconditionally." "Why Acceptance is the Answer to Most of Your … Continue reading Should We Accept Ourselves For Who We Are?
Classmates shave their heads in solidarity with a sick child. Someone shares their meal with a homeless man on the street. A policeman stops to help a little kid tie their shoe. And the world cries, "Faith in humanity restored!" Even Christians talk this way without even thinking about it. But I think there's a … Continue reading Why Christians Shouldn’t Have Faith in Humanity
The point of Thanksgiving is in the name: giving thanks. Gratitude. Thanking God for all that He has done. Gratitude seems to be a lost art in today's world. Complaining and negativity have taken hold and swept the culture away. People just don't think to stop and take time to appreciate all that they have. … Continue reading Cultivating the Lost Art of Gratitude
So there's a little thing happening in just a few days that you might have heard about. It's called the presidential election. If you are now crying, screaming, or running away to hide, this post is for you. When we look around at the brokenness of the world, we wonder why. We wonder why God would … Continue reading God Is In Control (Even When the World Goes Mad)
On Wednesday we kicked off our back-to-school season here on the blog with How to Love School This Year. Today I want to continue with a related subject: how to deal with opposing cultures and viewpoints in school. This post is geared more toward those who attend a public school, but it can also apply to … Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Grounded in Truth This School Year