• faith,  inspiration,  life

    How to Get Your Life Together

    I was having one of those nights a few weeks ago that I’m sure you can relate to. My homework was strewn all over the floor, my nails were chewed up, and all I could think about was all of the things I needed to get done. And of course, all of the things that I wasn’t doing right. In the midst of studying for my logic exam and dealing with a chronic illness flair up, all I could say to myself was one thing: I really need to get my life together. I bet you a dollar to a donut that you know exactly how I feel. I hear people say…

  • Bible study,  devotional,  faith,  Firstfruits,  life,  Uncategorized

    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…

  • faith,  guest post,  inspiration,  life,  Random,  the Gospel,  Uncategorized,  worship

    Believe Again

    A Guest Post by Dainty M.  It’s absolutely exhausting and distressing to believe something will happen and it doesn’t. Or to believe someone wouldn’t do something and they do. When unpleasant things happen and disappointments lace our days, it’s really hard to believe in anything. Some people have stopped believing in love because their experience with it left them heartbroken. Some don’t believe in God because they felt disappointed by Him when bad things happened. I’ve trusted and believed something will happen this year but hey, the 8th month is about to roll around, when will it happen? I’ve drowned in despair and to be honest, believing again is much…

  • faith,  praise,  Prayer,  Uncategorized,  worship

    The Bare Bones of Worship

    Life can be stressful. Correction–life is more like a vortex of stress, busyness, joy, and difficulty all mixed together. Even the good times can be overwhelming and just darn distracting. All of these distractions can easily affect our worship. Some distractions are mundane–social media, kids, work, and T.V. But what about the hard times? What about the giants of life such as sick family members, finals, or financial worries? These giants can become so big, that they distract us from God even in our worship. This happens when our problems become bigger than the God of our lives.  I love to worship and praise to music, and I am blessed…

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    Where Have You Been Putting God?

    Where did Emily go? It’s FINALS WEEK!!!!!!!!! In other words, the Hunger Games of college. As you can imagine I have been quite busy and stressed. And as you can imagine…some of my usual priorities have gone out the window. And unfortunately, last week God kind of got put out the window as well. Here’s how it goes (and I’m sure all of you can relate to this sometimes): I wake up, check my phone, look at all of the things I need to get done that day, say a quick prayer, and get the day started. I know I should probably read my Bible or journal, but there’s just…