A Prayer in the Dark

Oh, how this world needs You, Jesus! There are so many hearts that writhe in darkness. They are enslaved to sin, and it destroys them as well as those they come in contact with. They appear to be alive, and even normal, but You see that they have given up in the war for their…

The Watchmaker’s Daughter

For the past few weeks, I have been reading through The Hiding Place, a book about Corrie ten Boom’s life. Corrie was just an ordinary woman, simply desiring to follow the Lord’s will. Most of her days were routine, but God was preparing her and her family for a greater work. She could not have…

I Forgive You

Sometimes, I cry, because it hurts so much. Though I still love, it hurts, because my love was rejected. In that moment, I intimately understood the love of my Savior for me and all of His creation, yet it didn’t hit me until today that I struggle with forgiveness. I was hurt, and I committed…

Stand for Life

If you think you can’t make a difference, because you are just one person, stop thinking that. God has called you to be a torch bearer for the Gospel, like a city set on a hill, and a light set on a lampstand that lights up the whole room. You may not feel like any…

There is Light on this Side of the Clouds

For most of my young adult life, I lived in a bedroom with two big windows; one looking to the east, where a big bush blocked most of the light and the view, and another looking to the south, toward an open field. On beautiful days, I would sit outside my south window, and look…

Sin is not the Answer

I don’t have all the answers and there are a lot of things I am not too sure about, but I know a few things. I know that God knew I would struggle with certain sins before I even had the opportunity to think one evil thought. He knew, because He is God. I also…

Fear has no Home

Fear is no way to live. It effectively chokes off our water supply, neutralizes anything that could help us grow spiritually, and won’t allow the Son to shine into the depths of our hearts. Of course, we know how bad fear can be, yet it still takes hold and is welcomed where it should be…

You Have Not Yet Resisted to the Point of Shedding Your Blood

A long time ago, I received a Christian character award in basketball. But I didn’t feel worthy to receive it, because I knew myself. Sure, in practice and games, I tried to do my best for Jesus and be an example to the other girls. But when I was by myself, my actions and thoughts…

Never Been Kissed

I’ve never been kissed, but don’t feel sorry for me. Seriously, don’t. There are times in my life when I have longed for romantic relationship; to have someone to pour my heart out to and be the “someone” to pour their heart out to, and to have a hand to hold and someone to be…

My Chief Delight

“Waiting forces us to answer the question, ‘Where is your chief delight?’ If our chief delight is in whatever we see at the end of our wait, then this wilderness will begin to feel like a death trap. But if our chief delight is in God Himself, then we will find that He knows how…