Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

“Everything Happens for a Reason”

I’ve heard this common phrase on the lips of many well-meaning Christians while comforting people during a time of suffering.

“I just heard that your brother has cancer. I’m so sorry. I can’t imagine what you’re going through, but I know it’ll be ok. Everything happens for a reason.”

“I’m so sorry to hear about your divorce. I know it’s hard, but God has a plan.”

“Still can’t find a job? I’m sure that’s been difficult, but God’s timing is perfect.” Continue reading Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

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Do We Love God or Love What He Did?

Often, when I’m home, my mom cooks for me. I love it, especially when it’s tuna and noodles. (Please don’t judge me.) In fact, she has done a lot of things for me over the years that I have loved. She has done my laundry, completed my taxes, and even cleaned my room—seriously mom, God bless you. Continue reading Do We Love God or Love What He Did?

The Annoying Kid at Camp and What He Taught Me About Loving Enemies

A couple of years ago I went to a Christian camp with the youth group I was working with at the time. The camp was incredible and the kids had some really amazing experiences. Continue reading The Annoying Kid at Camp and What He Taught Me About Loving Enemies

I Didn’t Write a Blog, but I did Preach a Sermon

This past week I spent time crafting and delivering a sermon at the church I am working with this summer. As you can imagine, it takes quite a bit of time and energy. This means I didn’t have the time to write a new post, but I figured I would put the audio here on the blog to hold you over until I get the chance to put out my next post. Until then, I hope you have a blessed week!

 

Click here to listen to the sermon.

5 Lessons Learned This Year

It has been far too long since I have posted something here, and for that I apologize. I have just recently finished up all of my assignments for my junior year of Bible college and just moved back home from Chicago for the summer. It was a crazy year full of ups and downs, and I have spent the last few days reflecting on my experience. Continue reading 5 Lessons Learned This Year