Distractions to Christian Faith and How to Avoid Them

Hang on.. hang on… okay. I’m done checking Instagram. Sound familiar? It is something that has become a “norm.” Everyone has even found it common courtesy to pause and wait for someone to check a notification on their phone or to pause the show currently being binged on Netflix. So many things have developed in the past 10 years that distract us from interactions with those around us. But what about what they are doing to our relationship with God?Read More »

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3 Ways to Pray with Friends

So we’ve been talking about having Christian friends. One of the greatest perks of having Christian friends is that you can get together and pray. This may sound like an easy concept for some, but for others, this can be difficult for multiple reasons. Some may be afraid to open up for whatever reason. Some may not want to speak in front of others with so much attention on them. No matter the reason, praying with friends is something that can be very deep. So lets go through some ways that you can try out and see what you are comfortable with.Read More »

When You Don’t Want to Go to Church

There are some people that go to church every week. I was one of those people. I couldn’t start my week out without it. If I did miss a Sunday, I would feel so out of wack the rest of the week. In the last year, there have been times that I couldn’t get there because of other obligations or just because I wasn’t feeling it because of the things I was going through. The funny thing is when I just wasn’t feeling it was when I should have been going to church the most. Seeing as I am guilty of excuses, I am not here to judge but only offer possible solutions. Here are some excuses and my take on combating them.Read More »

Where I Serve

For the longest time, I knew that as a Christian, you are supposed to give your time, money, and talent to the Church. It’s what I was taught at a very young age, and my mom lived this out to it’s fullest. She was a great example of this. If she wasn’t home when she was a stay-at-home mom, she was at church giving her time and talent as an artist. So as a youth, I gave my time helping at events for the church and parish school I attended. My mom also gave me 50 cents or a dollar to give on Sundays to get me into the habit of giving money to the Church. (I know some people have a hard time with the concept of giving money to the Church especially with the bad reputation of certain, not all, megachurches abusing the concept. The truth is that God asks for our first fruits of our labor. Ten percent is they general rule of thumb, but God wants us to be cheerful givers. If you aren’t cheerful about giving a certain amount, He will be happy with what you do choose to give. If you don’t want to give anything but you feel forced, He doesn’t want it. That’s off topic, but for some verses on where this is stated, check out Leviticus 27:30-33, Numbers 18:21-28, and Matthew 23:23-24. Anyways, what I was lacking was serving with my talents. I sang in the choir but it wasn’t for him. I just liked singing. As I have gotten older, I noticed I either lost that talent or I never really had it to begin with. Let’s face it, I suck, but that’s okay haha. Read More »