• why prayer is not a waste of time
    faith,  Prayer

    Why Prayer is Not a Waste of Time

    On what should’ve been a quiet, peaceful Sunday morning, our nation was rattled by the tragic news of a shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Over two dozen are dead and many have been injured. In the face of such tragedy, many of us rally together in prayer and peaceful vigils. However, some people on social media are saying that prayers are useless. They don’t do anything to help, and therefore, a waste of time. As a Christian who believes deeply in the power of prayer, these statements really made me pause to think. If you’re on the fence about prayer, or are just worn down by all…

  • faith,  Jesus,  love

    What Flowers Taught Me About Love

    As a single gal, I knew that Valentine’s Day could take an emotional toll on me if I wasn’t vigilant. I was also sure that I wouldn’t be receiving any valentines this year. That is until I came home from class to find a bouquet of flowers sitting on my cluttered dresser. I grinned at the pink daisies, dainty baby’s breath, and the single yellow rose arranged artistically with a balloon. No, they weren’t from some secret admirer.¬†They were from my beautiful mother, who had driven all over town (with bronchitis to boot) to find me the perfect flowers. Later that night when I was getting ready for bed, I…