Is Society Determining What You Eat?

By on Jun 15, 2017

On a good day, I drink six glasses of water, choose half of my carbs from whole grain sources, eat lean protein, avoid processed snacks, enjoy a green salad, and neglect dessert. On a bad day, I forget to drink water, eat countless refined grains, enjoy a large helping of high-fat proteins, munch on processed snack foods, leave the salad mix in the fridge, and help myself to at least a couple desserts. Unfortunately, my life looks like it has a lot of bad days. Do I need to feel guilty for not eating six servings of vegetables every day or for enjoying a beloved dessert? It seems silly to...

For His Great Name

By on Jun 14, 2017

“Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness. ” ~ Psalm 29:2 Many people have traced the story-line of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, showing God’s great plan to redeem His people. But, what if that’s not God’s ultimate mission? What if He has a bigger plan in mind than saving us? What if, His plan is to glorify Himself? “Wait a minute!” you say. “What do you mean? Do you mean to say that God’s sole purpose is to glorify Himself?” Here are a few verses in which God says this: “For my name’s sake I defer my anger; for the sake of...

5 Characteristics of a Diligent Person

By on Jun 13, 2017

  Diligence is a rare trait in our culture. Our society has an extreme case of laziness; we start projects and lack the focus to finish. While laziness is a prime problem in our society, a lack of hard workers is an age-old problem. The book of Proverbs, which was penned thousands of years ago, talks extensively about the different traits of a lazy person versus a diligent person. If you desire to grow in diligence, the book of Proverbs offers timeless wisdom on how to do so. Without further ado, here are five must-have traits of a diligent person.   1) A diligent person is an...

A Graduation Speech

By on May 29, 2017

High School: we’ve read about it, we’ve heard about it, and we’ve seen it on the big screen. After seeing and worshipping the esteemed prodigy, Zac Efron, in High School Musical, we knew that as long as we had our head in the game, there’s no way we could fail. Every single one of us left the safety of junior high with every intention of having a movie-like experience in high school. The plan was to get in, find your clique, maybe score a date with the hot senior in your class, and graduate successfully decorated with the Best High School Life EVER Academy Award. But once we got to the first...

Bathsheba

By on May 12, 2017

The first three articles in this series addressing Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth can be found here, here, and here respectively. We will be continuing the Women in Matthew 1 series with the story of Bathsheba. Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse. Jesse was the father of David the king. David was the father of Solomon by Bathsheba who had been the wife of Uriah. (Matthew 1:5-6) Bathsheba took a bath, and the story goes… You know, prior to specifically looking through the women in the lineage of Christ, I overlooked the role of...

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