Often, as we go through life, we see people that have something that we want. We may not be able to pinpoint what it is that they have, but we know we want it. Jason had a crush on a woman (or two) that knew Jesus. When reading a small pamphlet one night detailing God’s plan of salvation, he finally realized that Jesus was “the thing” the women had that he wanted.
Are the words “talitha cumi” related to the resurrection of Jesus Christ? This is a question sent in by a reader who felt that they found a connection between the words “talitha cumi” and the words, “dew,” “fresh,” and “third day.” Here’s what we think.
Mike wrote this poem . . . and he’s British (I think) so it’s OK. But I think the message he’s trying to get across is much more global in nature: if we’re Christians and we know the Good News, then we should share it. Keeping it to ourselves can have tragic consequences. Click the link below to read Mike’s poem.
Angel’s life of confusion was transformed into a life of normalcy and peace by Jesus Christ.
I was harassed daily–physically and mentally. I was unable to sleep, bombarded with impure thoughts and threatened to the point of fear. I was hearing voices outside and within my mind, and feeling sensations on parts of myself.
Click the link to read Angel’s testimony.
Here’s a new submission from Tim. It’s a poem entitled His Birth. I probably don’t need to tell you what it’s about, but I will anyway. It’s a poem about the birth of Jesus Christ and what that means for humanity. Click the link below to read the poem. Merry Christmas!
A poem about the home that God is preparing for those who love Him.
Jesus Christ died on the cross. Then He rose from the dead. Then He ascended into heaven where He’s currently preparing a home for those who love Him. Check out this sweet poem by Claire.
Serving Jesus when life really sucks isn’t easy but it’s essential.
I often find myself in situations I don’t like. I often find myself being treated poorly by others. I haven’t experienced this in my marriage, but what if I did? How would I react?
Living for Jesus isn’t always easy, but it should always, as Christians, be our number one priority. Even in extra-difficult situations we should seek to please Jesus and do as He would have us do. Please don’t think I’m being preachy; I fail miserably all the time. But even through my failures, I know that seeking to love and serve Jesus Christ should always be first in my mind.
Matthew left behind a lifestyle of drugs, partying and homosexuality and found freedom in a new life with Jesus Christ.
Matthew had long been involved in partying, drugs and homosexuality. But God pursued him and Matthew answered God’s call, leaving behind his old lifestyle and embracing his new life in Jesus Christ.
God’s miracles can change our lives. But if we seek miracles to strengthen our faith, we’ll likely be disappointed.
Sometimes God catches our attention with a crazy, life-changing miracle. But such miracles . . .
. . . are almost never repeated. If we seek for the same experience, we will spend our lives in fruitless wandering and we will be disappointed. God’s path for us is a journey. He generally does not revisit past experiences (those we tuck away in our memories of faith) but He leads us forward into a life of faith where we cling to His promises and seek His Son, Jesus Christ. And as we seek Him, we will have future experiences that are equally faith-building. But life is not most lived in these experiences; it is most lived in the in-between times.
Marijuana is not all that bad. You can function on it. It’s got lots of great uses. It’s natural.
Marijuana has never even killed one person. Hemp has all sorts of wonderful uses. It is possible to function on cannabis.
Hmmmmm. I’d have to say, as a former (heavy) user of marijuana, that is is possible to function on cannabis. At a much lower cognitive level. My memory was shot when I smoked on a daily basis. My motivation level tanked. I went from job to job. When I stopped using, depression set it. I was addicted, if not physically, then psychologically. I went out of my way to get it, even when I was broke. When I wasn’t broke, all my money went to it. Ten grand from a automobile accident settlement—gone in four months—up in smoke. So yes, you can function on cannabis, but not at a high level.
Hemp does have many positive uses. It’s impossible to argue that point.
And now—get ready for it—one of the lamest but most common excuses people make for marijuana—it’s never killed anyone. It almost killed me. I was high as a kite and I rear-ended a Lincoln Continental that was at a dead stand-still. I was going 40 miles per hour and I broke my windshield with my head. As I was strapped to the gurney and carted off to the hospital all that was going through my mind was, “How am I alive?”
Marijuana is addictive. Marijuana is expensive. Marijuana is illegal. Marijuana ruins relationships. Marijuana use is correlated with depression. Marijuana kills. Believe that one or not. But think about it (use common sense) before you go around saying, “Marijuana has never killed anyone.”
And how about another lame argument? Here it is—hemp is natural; God created it; it’s a plant for crying out loud! Hmmm. Hemlock’s a plant. Why don’t you try cooking up some hemlock cookies?
Regardless, none of that is the point of the following article. The point is this: does your life revolve around trying to convince people that cannabis is good? Or does your life revolve around sharing the good new of the Jesus of the Bible? What’s your focus? Marijuana? Getting high? Or Jesus? Can you get through the day without your pot? Can you get through the day without reading your Bible? What do you buy with your expendable income? Is Jesus the answer to your life’s problems? Or is smoking a joint the answer?
Marijuana won’t give your life meaning. It won’t provide peace or fulfillment. Meaning, peace, fulfillment—these things come from one source: Jesus Christ.