“Follow peace with all men and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). This article is about the fundamental foundation of our relationship with God—holiness. If we look at holiness as a set of rules, a list of things we should do and things we should not do, then we have misunderstood the whole concept of holiness. Holiness is designed to be a blessing to God’s people and is the result of a love relationship with God.
The world would like the church to compromise God’s Word. There are some churches that would suggest we compromise a little bit. Some say we should not be so different from the world. Some will say since we live in this world, we need to be accepted by this world. This has caused many students to be “ashamed” of … Read More »
There I was, swaddled in a fluffy blanket and nestled tightly between a few throw pillows that seemed to be giving me a group hug. To say I was comfortable would be quite the understatement. As I formed my Sarah-shaped crater in the couch, I lazily scrolled through my Pinterest feed. That’s when something very small and seemingly insignificant shook me out of my cozy comfort zone. It was a quote, which appeared like this:
That’s when I found my New Year’s resolution. I began reflecting on my resolution for 2014, which was “Do more things rather than collect more things,” and I realize it was a good resolution, but this year I want to be more specific than that. I want to go a few steps further—meaning beyond myself. While you read this article, I hope you too will join … Read More »
As I walk the halls of Lockport High School, I see many different faces, each representing a unique personality inside. I am one of those students. I hold a story no one can see on the outside. I am the child who was raised in a fatherless home. I didn’t have a daddy to tuck me into bed at night or to take me for ice cream instead of a nap. At the age of eight, I rebelled against my mother and was rude and snobby. But looking at me from the outside, neither student nor any teacher could tell I was ever like that.
As people look from the outside now they just see a people pleaser and overachiever, but I am neither of those things. My success in life does not come from academics or from … Read More »