God Can Turn Your Scars Into a Beautiful Story

"No one could ever want me." "I'm too broken to love." "I can't do this anymore. It hurts too much." Do any of those prick at your heart a little bit? You wouldn't dare say it out loud, but on the inside you wonder if any of it's really worth the pain and the hurt. … Continue reading God Can Turn Your Scars Into a Beautiful Story

When the Pain of Rejection Takes Over

Concealed; buried beneath the mask people have grown accustomed to, is a world you've struggled to hide. In your world, crying means weakness. Letting someone in is too risky. There's no telling if they'd stay or if they'd leave like everyone before them. You've learned to numb the pain. No one notices the effort you put … Continue reading When the Pain of Rejection Takes Over

Finding Hope When God Feels Far Away

The sun slowly disappears. Your pain, your mistakes, and your worries come rushing in. The night has begun. Whispers find their way to your mind, telling you no one's here. No one cares. No one understands. Where is God when you need Him most? You can't help but wonder if He's still here. "Save me, … Continue reading Finding Hope When God Feels Far Away

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

You Can’t Change People…Stop Trying

"You need to release the load that God never meant for you to carry, and focus on what He has called you to do." ~Unknown I tried and tried. It seemed, no matter how hard I tried, I always failed. Why wasn't I making an impact? Why wouldn't they listen to me? I wanted God … Continue reading You Can’t Change People…Stop Trying

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