I read a blog by Francis Chan recently called “The Greatest Thing You Could Do Today” and it really challenged me. He asked the question, “When was the last time you enjoyed meaningful time alone with God? Time so good that you didn’t want to leave.” and I struggled to come up with an answer. … More Take Time to Adore God
Today’s society is full of silly and overused cliches that really make no sense when you think about them. Sadly this doesn’t just happen outside the church. I am constantly hearing Christians say things that leave no room for any response other than rolling my eyes. Admittedly, some of them are true and can be … More Please Don’t Make me Throw My Bible At You
With protests happening around South Africa at the moment, it seems as if the ‘cool new thing’ for everybody to do is share their views and opinions on the matter (uneducated and irrational as most of them are) on social media and blogs. Obviously that means that I also need to do this in order for … More Searching for Love in a Sea of Hatred
When I started this blog a month ago I wrote down two seemingly simple goals that I had. The first goal was, ‘Post something at least once a week’, and the second was, ‘Be honest’. I know they don’t seem like much, but I am new to blogging and I am new to setting goals (that I … More Note To Self.
About a year ago my family sat around my grandfather’s bed, day after day, watching him and being with him as he slowly died. Cancer had taken both of his brothers in the previous year or so and now it was taking him. It wasn’t easy, as some of you might know firsthand, to watch … More Learning How to Die: Part Two
Jesus tells his disciples in Luke 9:23 that “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” This request, for anybody who wants to follow him, is really quite terrifying. The cross is an instrument of a painful, horrible death, and yet Jesus says that to … More Learning How to Die: Part One
I recently spent some time reading through Proverbs. Each chapter is comprised of so many proverbs, so full of wisdom and advice for life, that it can be difficult to take it all in (especially if you are reading three chapters at a time, which is the way I did it and a way I wouldn’t recommend). However, … More Giving
My name is Stephen, I am 20 years old, and I am currently unemployed. Introduction done, right? Wrong. It’s funny how when someone wants to get to know you they begin by asking those three questions first, as if these three facts somehow define who you are. If I started a conversation off with “Hi, … More Introductions