Because of the Blood

Because of the Blood

Happy Easter!! I was feeling pretty silly because I didn’t realize I had planned my trip during Easter Sunday. But while in Reykjavík, Iceland I decided to find a church I could attend. In doing my research I found Upper Room Church. It is an awesome church that had English translation for the sermon and [...]

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Cleaning Out – Preparing for Marriage

Cleaning Out – Preparing for Marriage

If you are anything like me you can relate to a deep love for clothing. With that same love I hold on to what I no longer need. I look at my closet and can make an excuse to wear an item of clothing I haven't worn in years... cause I just might need it [...]

Dear Church, Please Stop Saying ‘You’re Not Ready Yet’

Dear Church, Please Stop Saying ‘You’re Not Ready Yet’

I would like to ask you to stop telling singles that they are not 'ready yet'. I am sure it gets said because it is the Christian-ese answer, but I don't think we understand the implications of that phrase. Telling someone they are not ready yet means that they are not good enough yet for marriage which would imply you have to earn marriage. I do not believe God's heart towards us is to earn marriage, but rather a gift.

Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed

Recently, I have been feeling overwhelmed by the weight of my sin. To a certain extent feeling overwhelmed by sin can be a good thing. It can be a humbling reminder that you are a sinner who falls short of the glory of God in need of grace, but it can also be destructive. I [...]