Figuring out success

God’s challenged me this week not to make success an idol. I’ve been getting a little stressed lately, just over the thought of possibilities in my writing future. Stuff like the edits will be endless, no publisher will like my book, and once I get published my career will tank within a couple of books. AllContinue reading “Figuring out success”

A challenge to trust, remember the dance floor

Mum challenged me with a question when I was worried about something over the weekend: “How can you tell others to trust God when you can’t trust him in this circumstance?” Snap! She said it very nicely, but hit the nail right on the head. It reminded me of this part of the Bible: ShortlyContinue reading “A challenge to trust, remember the dance floor”

What Does God Think About Fun?

  Did you know that enjoying life can be part of being a good witness for God? I sure didn’t. If anything, I thought the opposite; that enjoying yourself too much meant you weren’t spending your time and money on more worthy causes. I was also overly aware of how things in life can go wrong.Continue reading “What Does God Think About Fun?”

How do I Reconcile God, Suffering and ‘Taken’?

This is a movie that always rattles my faith in God. But when you watch it, you just can’t look away. ‘Taken’, starring Liam Neeson, tells the story of an ex-spy (Neeson) whose daughter, Kim, has been kidnapped by a European sex trafficking ring. It’s a fast-paced, well-crafted, gritty story, and it shows all too clearly that theContinue reading “How do I Reconcile God, Suffering and ‘Taken’?”

How Prayer Works

How much good do my prayers really accomplish? It’s a question I’ve been thinking about ever since our Project X meeting on Monday night. Project X is a youth outreach that I’m a part of, and in addition to running our yearly event, we also meet every week to pray together. In fact, Project X is pretty muchContinue reading “How Prayer Works”