• devotional,  life

    How a Broken Arm Showed Me God’s Faithfulness

    Happy Friday everyone! As many of you may know from my social media post, I have recently broken my arm and had to have surgery. Because of this, my posts have been more sporadic. I’m going to start posting again, but a lot of them will be much shorter. I plan to write devotionals based on a single Bible verse for some inspiration during your holiday season. An Unexpected Plot Twist Have you ever felt consumed by life? I know I’ve felt that way before. The morning of my accident, I was getting out of the shower when I saw a large spider coming down from a web right next…

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    FirstFruits~Mirrors of Faith

    Hello lovely readers and followers! Welcome to Part 4 of the FirstFruits series, which is the last part of our adventure together in James 1. Recently I went to a youth convention with the youth group I help lead. It was awesome–over a thousand students worshiping Jesus together and hearing some powerful preaching! It really made an impact on my life as well. One of the speakers who preached (I don’t know why I didn’t write down his name) said something that really inspired me, and I think it goes really well with today’s post. Are we going to spend our life looking in a mirror or walking out the…

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    FirstFruits~Why You Were Created

    Hello lovely readers and followers! Welcome to Part 3 of the FirstFruits series, where we continue to explore the concepts of James 1. James 1 focuses on the Christian under trials. Most of us know what it’s like to experience trials and losses, and it doesn’t make us feel very special. It doesn’t always make us feel very loved. Yup, I went there. It’s hard to feel loved by God when your whole world is falling apart. After all, where is God when all of these awful things are happening–when we’re persecuted, grieving, or fighting a battle? Why is He letting these things happen to us?  Do not be deceived,…

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    FirstFruits~What Are You Pursuing?

    Hello lovely readers and followers! Welcome to Part 2 of the FirstFruits series, where we explore the concepts of James 1. What runs your life? That is the question James asks his fellow believers in verse 11. For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits (James 1:11 NKJV). A lot of people think that James is condemning all rich people, and that it is evil to have money. That’s not true, as sin affects us all no matter if we are rich or…

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    FirstFruits~Watching Your Faith Unfold

    James 1 is probably one of my favorite chapters of the Bible right now. It’s a fountain of truth and inspiration for every believer, but it can also be a bit overwhelming when you read it in one sitting. I think that this chapter is so relevant and inspirational, that I want to take a few weeks to go over it with you all. I want to help you grow closer to Jesus as we explore the Word is my new series: FirstFruits. Let’s get started! I think that verses 2-3 are difficult for most of us to accept. My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various…