Five Ways to Have the Best VBS Ever

It’s officially summer, which means vacation Bible school for many churches (which usually means a lot of moaning, groaning, and whining from all the leaders involved). But VBS doesn’t have to be frustrating, cheesy, or challenging. By following these easy suggestions, you can make vacation Bible school go a lot smoother: If possible, help with … Continue reading Five Ways to Have the Best VBS Ever

Tizzie’s Take: The Case for Christ

Wow! It has been forever since I've reviewed a movie. My apologies. 🙂 I just had to review The Case for Christ because of its tremendous popularity as a book and its approaching release on DVD. So let's begin! Summary: The story behind The Case for Christ is a common one for many Christians. Lee Strobel, … Continue reading Tizzie’s Take: The Case for Christ

My Life as Ebeneezer Scrooge, Part Two

There’s a secret about being stingy that I don’t want to share. Why? Because it makes me feel like a wimpy Christian. Simply put, a lack of generosity shows a lack of trust in God’s provision. There. I said it. The secret’s out. I am stingy because I don’t fully rely on God to provide … Continue reading My Life as Ebeneezer Scrooge, Part Two

My Life as Ebeneezer Scrooge, Part One

At some point on this blog, I’m probably going to write about every single one of my character flaws and discuss how I should be better. Today, I must admit that I’m a stingy old man. But I need to be better. My only recreational expenses are my weekly pack of Trident gum and an … Continue reading My Life as Ebeneezer Scrooge, Part One

Love is in the Care, Part 2

So what does true love look like in real life? Start by asking yourself these tough questions to discover what it isn’t: If you always make your boyfriend take you to the mall but never watch football with him, do you really love him? If you never wake up early on Saturday morning to attend … Continue reading Love is in the Care, Part 2

Love is in the Care, Part 1

I’ve been thinking about love lately. God has put this topic on my heart, and I’ve specifically been burdened with this statement: Love without sacrifice isn’t real love. Sacrificial love demonstrates genuine care and affection for someone. Saying “I love you” doesn’t make it true. Giving someone a hug doesn’t require sacrifice (most likely). Smiling … Continue reading Love is in the Care, Part 1

Grieving the Goodbyes

I said goodbye to my piano teacher today. That was difficult. Even though I’ve only known her for a few years, it was still really hard. I drove away from her house pondering the reality that I may never see her again. Are goodbyes supposed to be this hard? Thankfully, I haven’t had to endure … Continue reading Grieving the Goodbyes

Better than Boredom

Yesterday, I felt like a useless sack of potatoes. Let’s just say that the dog days of summer have begun…and it’s only May 9th. I’m definitely happy to be done with school. I’m excited for the sunshine, my family’s beach vacation, time with friends, and my graduation ceremony. I’ll eventually be busy with my friend’s … Continue reading Better than Boredom

The End of an Era

Well, it’s over. I am done with high school. All my mandatory classes are complete. No more quizzes, papers, exams, or projects…for a little while. I cannot believe I’m here. I wish I could stay in high school forever with my family, friends, and church family. Instead, I can prepare for college life—meeting new people, … Continue reading The End of an Era

From Green to Grateful

She seemed to have it all. You know what I mean. She (I'll call her Raegan) was obviously gifted. She could play music by ear and sing like a professional. Her hair was wavy and golden, her smile was contagious, and her laugh was obnoxiously perfect. For a time, Raegan and I were friends. But … Continue reading From Green to Grateful