Seeing the Goodness of God in the Old Testament: Part 3

The people were wicked. They were rebellious. They turned against everything good and embraced evil. That was then. This is now.  If you take a good, hard look at our world today, it's complete chaos. We allow technology to tear us away from each other. We let the government decide how we should run our … Continue reading Seeing the Goodness of God in the Old Testament: Part 3

Seeing the Goodness of God in the Old Testament: Part 2

"If you keep complaining, you'll be going in 'time out' when we get home." Most of us would agree that, if we tell a child to do or not do something, we expect them to listen. If they continue to disobey, naturally, there will be consequences. These consequences aren't to make them feel bad or … Continue reading Seeing the Goodness of God in the Old Testament: Part 2

Seeing the Goodness of God in the Old Testament: Part 1

My eyes widened as I looked intently at the street corner. There, stood a man and a woman, holding up signs declaring God's wrath and the world's need to repent from their sin. Down the road, a large church sign read something like "Jesus is the only way to flee God's wrath." All around me were messages … Continue reading Seeing the Goodness of God in the Old Testament: Part 1

Is Christian Fellowship Really Necessary?

"It's just amazing that we can be here with so many other Christians!" My friend and I were at an international Camporee for Pathfinders (the youth group of Seventh-Day Adventists all around the world). We were camping in another state with over 50,000 people and were on fire for what we would learn and accomplish … Continue reading Is Christian Fellowship Really Necessary?

What a Criminal Taught Me About Real Love

Cries of desperation escaped him in his dying moments. His entire life was one of self-fulfillment and deceit. This man was no one to be proud of. In fact, he was looked down upon. Now, as his life flashed before his eyes, he could only wonder if God would ever accept him.  It was in … Continue reading What a Criminal Taught Me About Real Love

Don’t Miss Your Opportunities

Raindrops hit the ground as they're swept aside by the windshield wipers. To the left, a young man gently plays his guitar, the case open for anyone who cares to drop in some change. On the right, a little girl and her mom rush to their car, packages and colored bags in hand. The city … Continue reading Don’t Miss Your Opportunities

How to Evangelize When No One Will Listen

"Hi! We're from the Seventh-Day Adventist church down the street. We brought some books that we want to share with you." "I don't have time for this." And, with that, the door was closed in our faces. A small Bible study group I was a part of decided to go around the neighborhood and pass … Continue reading How to Evangelize When No One Will Listen

15 Ways to Impact Your Broken Community

Written By: Kayla Marie People are everywhere. We drive past one another. We shop in the same stores. We eat at the same places. Everyday, we encounter one person after another, each with their own unique story. Some, filled with hope and redemption. Others, with pain and heartbreak. The young girl you see walking to … Continue reading 15 Ways to Impact Your Broken Community

How One Irreplaceable Friend Changed My Life

All throughout my life, I've had many different friends. Over time, some of us grew apart and went our separate ways. Others stayed close. And, of course, I naturally met more people whom I became good friends with. There's something special about friendship. It's as if God created a precious bond that can only be … Continue reading How One Irreplaceable Friend Changed My Life

What a Group of Shepherds Taught Me About Sharing Jesus

"Then an angel of the Lord stood before them [the shepherds], and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel of the Lord said to them, "Don't be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in … Continue reading What a Group of Shepherds Taught Me About Sharing Jesus