More Than a Grade: Why Memorizing Scripture Matters

More Than a Grade: Why Memorizing Scripture Matters

I attended a Christian school from kindergarten through 8th grade and something we did for class was memorize scripture. I remember saying the memory verse of the week over and over again to myself in an attempt to remember all of the words for my quiz the next day....
Day 13: Press Pause/Press Play

Day 13: Press Pause/Press Play

When I was little my parents taught me to pray. We would pray before meals, before bedtime, at church, and at various other times throughout the week. When I was a kid I didn’t have a ton of pressing questions. I was curious about things but didn’t have a desperation...
Day 5: Press Pause/Press Play

Day 5: Press Pause/Press Play

I’m guessing we’ve all encountered this type of conversation: “How are you?” “I’m fine. How about you?” “I’m doing okay, thanks.” This type of exchange happens all the time – at school, at work, at church, and everywhere in between. I don’t know about you, but I...
Day 4: Press Pause/Press Play

Day 4: Press Pause/Press Play

I remember asking my parents for things when I was little and being very careful about how I asked. I would stack up all the reason why the thing I was asking for would improve my life, make me a better kid, and why they would enjoy giving me what I wanted. I would...
Day 3: Press Pause/Press Play

Day 3: Press Pause/Press Play

Have you ever set aside time to pray only to be distracted once you started? I’ve been in the middle of a prayer and have gotten so distracted that I started making a grocery list. Then a half an hour later, I remembered I was in the middle of praying. Distractions...
Look Up

Look Up

I’m scared of a lot of things in life. Giant bugs, puppets, and Kevin James dying are all good examples – but there is something that scares me even more. It’s called the unknown. Having a lot of questions and wondering how things are going to work out is an...
Breathe In Truth, Breathe Out Lies

Breathe In Truth, Breathe Out Lies

I’m going to state the obvious. Lies are tricky. They have a way of creeping into our hearts and dictating how we treat others and see ourselves. Believing a lie doesn’t sound very dangerous in the grand scheme of life, but it is. Belief in one little lie can...
Don’t Get Distracted

Don’t Get Distracted

 I LOVE soft pretzels.   I really really LOVE soft pretzels, and baseball stadiums have great soft pretzels. One summer my family and I went to a Cardinals game, and I got an amazing pretzel. I remember sitting with it in my lap, perfectly content to just look at...