Unlocked Archives

  • September 30, 2020

    I love that when kids are adopted they receive a new or expanded family history. It takes time for them to learn about their new family, but it's so worth it. As children adopted into God's family, the same is true for us. The history of the Old Testament of the Bible is now our [...]

  • September 20, 2020

    I sat on the couch, overwhelmed. If only the fluffy pillows could shield me from all the decisions I had to make: what to do with my major, how to make a living, who to marry (scratch that—who to even date), how to help my friends who were making wrong choices, etc. Thankfully, as I've [...]

  • August 31, 2020

    David's identity changed a lot over the course of his life. He went from shepherd to outlaw to king. Through it all, we see his heart through the psalms he wrote. Even when he hid from King Saul in a cave, even when remorse overwhelmed him after he murdered Uriah, even as he grieved the [...]

  • July 24, 2020

    Maybe you've heard of the Reformation. A guy named Martin Luther had a huge part to play in it, but he didn't realize how far the impact of him simply reading the Bible would spread. He didn't know how God would work through his life. As Martin read the Bible, the Holy Spirit used what [...]

  • February 15, 2020

    You know those days when you are overloaded with homework, you get bad news, and you feel rejected by others? It's so easy in those moments to rely on doubts to shape our mindset rather than faith. It's easier to believe we're not enough than to believe Jesus makes us royal (1 Peter 2:9-10). Relying [...]

  • November 29, 2019

    Waiting is the worst. Or maybe I'm just the worst at waiting. Especially in the high school years, “real” life seems far away and dreams look distant. It's easy to think about what we want to do for God in the future; it's way harder to live that out now. A few years ago, I [...]

  • November 8, 2019

    Sometimes it's easier to ask where God is than to consider what the silence really means. There are so many stories in the Bible of God using people in major ways. Moses led thousands of people from slavery, Joseph saved his known world from starvation, not to mention Jesus Himself making a way to save [...]