God,You call people into relationship with you. On May 22nd, 2016, I was called into relationship with you in the waters of baptism, where Water was poured on my head three times, In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I've been on a whirlwind of a faith journey,Where I've been … Continue reading Growing as a Christian: A Poem
Hi everyone,These past couple of weeks have been a serious struggle. I know I'm fighting God's will for my life, and my wrestle with Him is just causing me pain! My Church, First Christian Church, is voting this Sunday on two things:1. Should we leave our denomination?2. Should we close our doors for good? I … Continue reading Life Update: Fighting God’s Will
It's truly a mixture of it all,Where faith is for me. I am Reformed,I am Arminian,I believe in the Perseverance of Saints,Yet I believe we can fall from grace as Christians,And temporarily lose our salvation. This is why I am Disciples of Christ. We confess no creeds,Yet confess Christ as Lord and Savior. We follow … Continue reading A Mixture of It All: Poem
Dear God,For a week now, I've been studying Eternal Security. As someone who is moving from Arminian to Reformed theology, this is one thing that has been bugging me, and one thing I can't quiet give up - Apostasy. You see, I believe with my whole heart that we can commit apostasy. It says in … Continue reading A Prayer: God, am I wrong? Am I right? What does the Bible really say about Eternal Security?
Dear God,If Calvinism is at least partly true,Then we live in a paradox-like world of free will and predetermination. If Calvinism if at least partly true,Then we have free will, that you judge us on how we use it.But you laid out the world's events before the world began.Truly, I am moving toward Reformed theology.I … Continue reading Poem: If Calvinism if at least partly true…
Dear God,You passed Judgement on your people,Time and Time again. But again and again,You passed Salvation. From once being called "Not God's People,"To "His Children," Us Christians passed through the waters of SalvationTo enter as Citizens of Heaven.We clothe ourselves in Christ,Carrying God with us. All we have to do is knock, ask, seek.God answers. … Continue reading Proper 12: A Poetic Prayer of Hope amidst God’s Judgment
Update: As I was taught by professors, the Jewish and early-Christians thought that God ordained both good and bad is a comforting explanation in hindsight. I just remembered that. David, Isaiah, Paul, Luke - all believed God ordained things as a comforting remark. We as Christians today, still have a habit of believing that! Signed, … Continue reading Troubling Thought: Does God Ordain Pain, or Just Allow It?
Hi everyone,I just wanted to add a daily reminder to y'all. God loves you no matter what.No matter what sins lay in your heart,No matter what you've done.You are a Child of God,Having said Yes to Him,He will take care of You. He will call you back to Himself,Just as he did so many years … Continue reading A Daily Reminder: A Poem
When you think of modesty and purity culture, you think of hatred for one's body and impossible rules. To me, I find freedom and hope. When I became a Christian, I didn't just follow Jesus because his grace was liberating - I followed him because I liked his and Paul's teachings (plus others). I still … Continue reading My Middle Ground: Modesty, Sexuality, and Queerness
God, if we were to endure,What would that look like? The day is far in the future,I am sitting at home,As the storms get worse, the earthquakes become more frequent,Global Warming is getting even worse than before. While I am no doomsday proclaimer,I do see the signs,Although they don't mean much until Christ arrives. THEN, … Continue reading Post-tribulation/Pre-millennium-ism: A Testimonial Poem
Galatians 5:1, 13-25 & Luke 9:51-62 Dear Theodore, Franklin, and Emma, Although its going to be many years before you are born, Or at least adopted, Please know that I already love you, And can't wait to be your mother. Your father, Jacob, and I really want to be your parents. When you are nine … Continue reading Proper 8: You are free, & don’t look back (a Poem)
God,It's now been three years since I stopped investigating (seeking to convert) to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Three years,In a time-span where I've thought more than once to return to the Church,And get baptized once for all time. I still read my Book of Mormon,And follow the "Come, Follow Me" weekly … Continue reading A Poem/Prayer: Old Mormon Faith