Hosea and Gomer: A Story of Faithful Love

It's that time of year again. Just when fall weather is starting to set in and autumn beauty is at its peak, Hallmark's "Countdown to Christmas" premieres 20 new Christmas movies that make you exchange the excitement of pumpkins and apple cider for cravings of peppermints and gingerbread. I'm not complaining, though. I appreciate a... Continue Reading →

A Summer of Camp Ministry

Since I was 16 years old, I have worked at summer camp. Since I was ten years old, I have at least attended summer camp. Now, I'm 22 years old, and I can't tell you the impact camp has had on my life. If you are a college student reading this, you NEED to work... Continue Reading →

Four Signs of a Fruitful Christian

I'm no gardener. The last time I tried to grow anything was for a junior high science fair project that I'm still trying to erase from memory. Though Better Homes and Gardens will never feature my writing in an article entitled something like "5 Tips for a Bountiful Garden," I still know enough about plants... Continue Reading →

Christ’s Farewell, Our Response

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what final advice and encouragement would you offer to those you would leave behind? Consider carefully--this will be your last chance to impart wisdom to your loved ones. More than likely, your final words will reflect what you deem most important, the principles dearest to your... Continue Reading →

When God Says Wait

On March 27, 2018, I opened my P.O. box to find a letter--THE letter--that I had been anxiously awaiting, the one that would decide the next year of my life. With pounding heart and trembling hands, I tore the envelope's seal, careful to avoid also ripping the contents inside. My heart sank as the crisp... Continue Reading →

Refined by Fire

In May of 2014, the doors to the famous cathedral of Notre Dame swung open, and I beheld its breathtaking beauty for the first time. On April 15, 2019, I tuned into FOX News to see thousands of Parisians watch in jaw-dropped horror as the blaze engulfed this historic landmark beloved by France and all... Continue Reading →

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