Love and Judgment

In each situation, I tried to maintain my composure as my friends came out to me. I knew what my church, my parents, my Bible, and my God said about this. But I love these people. I love them so incredibly deeply. I didn’t know how to react. I’m going to guess I’m not the… Continue reading Love and Judgment

Radical Fasting

Fasting for religious purposes has seemed to become less normal in modern times. That being said, I don’t think Jesus would give us a protocol for fasting if he did not intend on us doing so. While this is different than other blogs on the Sermon on the Mount, I believe first I need to… Continue reading Radical Fasting

All Things Work for Good: 2019 closing and 2020 beginning

Cuddled up on the couch mulling over the past year whilst sipping on sleepy time tea, I am left with a smile on my face. This was not the year I expected. Rather, it was much better than I ever imagined. The verse that stands out to me that most accurately sums up the past… Continue reading All Things Work for Good: 2019 closing and 2020 beginning

Radical Prayer

Prayer is one of the most underused resources and the biggest forgotten privilege. It is not something to be boasted about in front of others; rather, it is a state we are to continually live in with sincerity. Prayer is just as much an opportunity to give glory, honor, and love to our creator as… Continue reading Radical Prayer

Radical Giving

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If the days leading up to Christmas, we are given many opportunities to give to charitable causes and are often quite willing to do so. We love the warm fuzzies generosity brings. But unfortunately, we tend to love the attention it brings as well. Be careful not… Continue reading Radical Giving

Radical Perfection

How quick are we to rise to our own defense yet slow to give love? As Christians, we should let God be our defense and love others without hesitation or condition. But I think most people have been hurt by someone who professes christianity yet fails to live it out in these aspects. In the… Continue reading Radical Perfection

Heal Their Land

It has been quite the year as far as the weather goes which has made life as a farmer interesting to say the least. I know there’s countless blog post and articles stating the woes of the weather and its effects on the crops. This isn’t going to be one of those posts. Rather than… Continue reading Heal Their Land

Radical Integrity

Trusting what people say is risky. The older I get the more skeptical I am of certain people promising me that they will do this or that. I’m much more comfortable trusting people’s actions. But what if we could trust people’s words because they always followed them up with the appropriate action? What if other… Continue reading Radical Integrity

Radical Reconciliation

I believe we need routine heart checks. I’m not speaking of our physical heart, though there is merit in that, but I’m more so thinking of our soul heart where our emotions and thoughts lie. The Bible says out of our hearts flows the wellspring of life (Proverbs 4:23). The thoughts and meditations of our… Continue reading Radical Reconciliation

Radical Fulfillment

This next section in the Sermon on the Mount is simple and straightforward, yet we tend to deeply struggle with it. Do not think I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear,… Continue reading Radical Fulfillment