All tagged sarah

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

As we discussed on this week's episode, the government has put several great programs in place over the years. Programs that support parents and caregivers, those with disabilities, our veterans, and many others. These programs have helped many people over the years. But who funds these programs and what can we do when there is not enough to go around?

Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

As I've mentioned before, I hate politics. I typically do not pay much attention to them. In the past I have avoided news during the election season like a toddler avoids nap time. This year, however, is a bit different. Maybe it's because it is almost next to impossible to avoid when everyone you know is a posting something to their Facebook about their favorite candidate to love or hate this week. Or maybe it is because as the election draws closer the realization that one of the nominated candidates will truly be leading our country soon is a bit of a daunting thought to me. Why? Because what if they're lying...

Death After Life

What happens when you die? Is there such a thing as the afterlife? These are questions we have probably asked before or at the very least heard someone else ask. But I don't want to talk about life after death, I want to try to answer a question that Christians sometimes ignore: Is there death after life?

Rebel Without A Cause

What does it mean to be a Christian? That is the question we've been looking to answer over the last few weeks. Does it mean that they submit to authority? Does it mean that they rebel against it? I can find scriptures that support both of these, so does that mean this is a "grey area" where Christians can pick and choose when to submit and when to rebel?

Childlike Faith And Growing Doubt

I remember the first time I asked a question about God that my mom couldn't answer. I asked where God came from. It was hard for my little six year old brain to comprehend that God has always been and will always be there. That while we are finite, He is infinite. Honestly, it's still hard for my 31 year old brain to comprehend. Still, even though I didn't understand how that could be possible, I never doubted that it was true.

A Letter To My Friend In Hell

This week we discussed Hell. We talked about how people use it as a scare tactic to get others "saved". We talked about how, while none of us have seen it first hand, most of us believe it to be a place of torture and unrest. This week wasn't as easy as last week. No one wants to talk about Hell, Heaven is so much easier. But it's funny, even though Heaven is an easier topic, people choose to talk about a million other things with their friends rather than where they may spend eternity. The whole time we were discussing Hell, I kept thinking about a good friend who I never got the chance to talk to about God. Well, let me clarify — I never took the chance. I let a million excuses and fears get in the way and I always thought I had more time — until one day I didn't. Until one day my mom called to tell me my friend was dead.

I Can Only Imagine

The impression many people have of heaven today is far from the truth. I have never been to heaven or met anyone who has, but from what I've read in the bible, it is a fair assumption that heaven is not...

Is God a God of Wrath or Grace?

If God is good and God is just, then His judgement is good and His actions are just. Yet, when God wipes out unholy nations or strikes down a Levite for catching the falling ark, we call those actions God's wrath and wrath doesn't sound too good. Wrath sounds evil. But God cannot be evil, so where is the disconnect?

Is Murder Ever Acceptable?

God gave the commandment "You shall not murder" which seems like it should be a black and white rule, right? Why are we able to find so much grey area then? People justify murder for many reasons, a few of which we brought up in #ec1dot25. Here are a few that come to mind, let me know if I'm missing any: Crime of Passion, Self Defense, War, Capital Punishment, etc.

Haught Or Not

Arrogance can sneak up on you. You may think of yourself as a humble person, or maybe even just average, with nothing to brag about; but being boastful or proud is not the only way to exhibit arrogance. You may be viewing a situation through haughty eyes and not even realize it until it's too late.

Betrayal Or Portrayal

It's Easter week. A week to remember the greatest love story every told. And every good love story has an element of conflict or betrayal, right? When you think about betrayal in the Easter story, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Judas. He was in Jesus' inner circle, walking beside Him for three years; how could he possibly betray Jesus?

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about using the Lord's Prayer as a template for your personal prayer life. I've continued to do that and God answered one of my prayers in a very literal way. I want to share with you exactly what happened, but first let me give you a bit of background.