Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:26-27 I truly believe that God works out everything for the good of those who love him. I love God. Therefore, I trust that he will not... Continue Reading →
Reading the Bible: 5 Tips for Beginners
We all know the importance of scripture and how reading it should be a habit in our lives. Maybe you've tried several times and given up because you plain didn't know where to begin! Even for seasoned bible readers sometimes draw a blank on where to go. Opening the Bible can be overwhelming if we don't... Continue Reading →
Tea & Testimony is now PureDisciple.org!
Hi friends, A very lovely Saturday to you all! It's been a long hot and drought-y summer here in southern California, but my heart is absolutely embracing the coming of fall and winter. I've even had like 5 pumpkin spice lattes this week just to prove that it is September. The weather still hasn't gotten... Continue Reading →
Sunday worship: Are you a dancer or a statue?
There are two kinds of people in the Church - those who dance all around with arms raised to Heaven, and those who stand still awkwardly. And let's just get one thing straight -- I'm totally awkward! Although I’d like to defend myself somehow by saying, “I just don’t feel like worshiping that way”, or... Continue Reading →
Why I’m reserving judgement on Kim Davis
Disclaimer: This is not an article about gay marriage and whether it's right or wrong. This is an article about how Christians should be responding to the whole ordeal. Thanks! I'm sure you've heard about Kim Davis and her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Even though it's legal in this country for... Continue Reading →
Don’t (necessarily) follow your heart: Making faithful decisions that agree with the will of God
Commonplace stock phrases like "follow your heart" are so prevalent in our culture that e don’t think twice when we see them plastered on greeting cards, posters, and children’s clothing. They sure sound positive, upright and true, but Jesus says something different. The sins that defile us, actually start with your heart. “Out of a person’s... Continue Reading →