Amazing Grace (Forgiveness and Redemption)

Amazing Grace (Forgiveness and Redemption)

We all were once lost. Some still are. Some of us have found forgiveness and redemption… but not everyone. Some are still stuck in that vicious cycle of hatred, anger, sorrow, and self-pity. Not only is this unhealthy, but it drives us farther from God’s grace. You...
Questioning God

Questioning God

I’ve heard it said that you shouldn’t question God. I beg to differ. I’ve questioned God many times throughout my life. Sure, there is something to be said for trust and faith, but at the same time questioning isn’t necessarily bad. As humans...
Just As I Am

Just As I Am

“Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me, and that thou bid’st me come to thee, oh lamb of God I come. I come!” To many, these words are just lyrics to a song that they are forced to sing every Sunday at church. And, to...
Revelation 18: My Exodus from the Catholic Church

Revelation 18: My Exodus from the Catholic Church

April 2010. Easter. It was one of the most thrilling nights of my life up until that point. I had been preparing for almost a year (well, years, if you count all of the soul-searching and jokes.. more about that later). All within a matter of hours I was baptized,...
A Review of Grace Fellowship Church in Lawton, OK

A Review of Grace Fellowship Church in Lawton, OK

Grace Fellowship Church in Lawton, Oklahoma: Home away from Home Find out everything you want to know about Grace Fellowship Church in Lawton, Oklahoma. Last year I made a move I thought I would never make. I stopped going to my beloved Roman Catholic church and...
Thy Will Be Done

Thy Will Be Done

I’m so confused I know I heard you loud and clear So, I followed through Somehow I ended up here I don’t wanna think I may never understand That my broken heart is part of your plan When I try to pray All I got is hurt and these four words Thy will be done...
Just As I Am

Just As I Am

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” These words are the slogan of the United States...
Search Me Oh God

Search Me Oh God

Search me, O God, and know my heart today, Try me, O Savior, know my thoughts, I pray; See if there be some wicked way in me; Cleanse me from every sin, and set me free. This is the plea of a man who has had enough and is ready to surrender completely. See we all, at...
Seeking God’s Kingdom

Seeking God’s Kingdom

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” ~Matthew 6:33 As humans, we are an odd species. We are, perhaps, the only species that looks beyond basic necessity and tries to fill our lives...
Flight of a Lifetime

Flight of a Lifetime

Have you ever been waiting in an airport, eagerly anticipating your flight, just biding your time until your name is called? You might spend some time checking out the little shops, buying a magazine, eating at the little cafe tucked around the corner. You may choose...
To Battle!

To Battle!

You may not realize it, but we are in the midst of an epic battle to end all battles. A war to end all wars. Bigger than the great world wars. Bigger than anything we’ve ever seen, or can even comprehend. And the funny thing is, we can’t actually SEE it....
Here, Have a Rib!

Here, Have a Rib!

Once upon a time there was a man. He was all alone in this beautiful home. He had everything he could ever need. He had food. He had shelter. He had bright sunlight and fruits and flowers and animals. What he didn’t have, however, was a companion.. someone to...
A Child is Born

A Child is Born

According to statistics the Earth has seen almost 108 billion births. That’s quite a lot. It’s a lot of births. A lot of children, a lot of adults, a lot of people making decisions. That’s a lot of discoveries, a lot of inventions, a lot of...
Trusting God in the Midst of Adversity

Trusting God in the Midst of Adversity

Many times in life we have a tendency to try and rely on our own wits, our own warped sense of justification and morals, our own skills and knowledge. Where we go wrong, though, is failing to realize that we generally see everything through worldly eyes. Think of it...
A Tale of Two Churches

A Tale of Two Churches

Six years ago I made a decision that would impact much of the rest of my life. Most big decisions come after much thought, internal arguing and weighing pros and cons. Mine? No, mine came from a self-imposed bet, of sorts. See, a very long time ago I wasn’t a...
I Didn’t Feel Like Going to Church Today..

I Didn’t Feel Like Going to Church Today..

I wake up like this sometimes. I woke up with this thought running through my head this morning, in fact. I was so tired, and sleepy, and I just didn’t want to crawl out of bed. I wanted to stay there, covered with blankets, all snuggly and warm. Sure, church...
In God’s Time

In God’s Time

Too often we tend to be rushed. We tend to hurry through life, demanding immediate gratification. And we sometimes tend to completely overlook God’s timing. If we stop to think, we know, deep down, that God works on a completely different schedule than we do....
All Things Through Christ

All Things Through Christ

You’ve probably heard it said.. “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” It’s one of those common scriptures that gets thrown around, without much thought given usually. I’m guilty of that as well, honestly. I’ve...
I give up!

I give up!

At some point in our lives, each of us give up. For whatever reason, we just decide that we can’t keep doing what we’ve been doing, and have to just give up. I’ve reached that point. Now, before you start freaking out and thinking I’m going to...