What’s the Deal with Spiritual Gifts?

Charismatic churches and religions are growing, and evangelical churches are jumping in with spiritual gifts tests and classes, so many people are wondering, "What's the deal with spiritual gifts?" Spiritual gifts as a whole are much too large to cover in one blog post. However, I decided to write a little about them because of a comment on my last post, Religion Matters, where … [Read more...]

Religion Matters

Instead of sharing straight from Scripture this time, I am going to share some things about my story. My heart is heavy with many things. I came across an old Tweet that I had re-tweeted from a previous pastor, with a quote that said something like, "God doesn't care about your religion; it's your relationships that matter." I agreed with it at the time, but things have changed … [Read more...]

Heart Attitudes & Amazing Grace

Hi new friends! This is my first post here at STC, and I'm so happy to be here! I want to discuss Numbers 11 with you. It stood out to me in my Bible reading. In my Bible, this chapter is titled, "The People Complain." I will go along and outline what happened, but I encourage you to go to your own Bible and read that chapter for yourself. This event takes place as … [Read more...]

Prayer for a Wounded Nation

Dear Heavenly Father, Creator of the earth and the sky and all that is in them, We come to you humbly, acknowledging to You and reminding ourselves that the Most High God rules in the kingdom of men. This means all attempts of mankind to usurp Your authority will result in devastation on this earth. Every. Single. Time. We can see with our own eyes some of the … [Read more...]

2 Overlooked Truths That Will Change Your Life Today

I scoured the pantry for the chocolate chips, my go-to stash when there's no other chocolate in the house.¬†The search wasn't quite frantic, but it was certainly urgent as I sought¬†what my appetite craved. When I finally conceded to myself that the hunt was in vain, I'm pretty sure my shoulders slumped a little. I wasn't going to get my fix. Not this time. As I … [Read more...]