Month: May 2015

Bree’s BeLoved Story

On January 11, 2015, Jesus became real to me. My whole life I’ve struggled with doubting my salvation. Ive said the prayer and gotten baptized 3 times. A few months after that, I would still feel like something was missing… no, something wasn’t right. In my later teen and college years I would try to talk to people about the fear of not knowing if I was saved and they would tell me the whole “Once saved always saved” or something of the sort. Those conversations would quiet my doubts for a few weeks, but they would always come...

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My Easter Basket

Guess what I did on Easter? Yep. I overslept. I had looked forward to my plans for an embarrassingly long amount of time, for various reasons. For one, I don’t do Easter alone, ever. Easter is full of kids, hidden things being found, pastels, southern food, and good preaching. It’s a solid holiday for me. My birthday sometimes it falls right on Easter, and that’s just… *sigh*… it’s like a built-in birthday party. My best birthdays were Easters. I’m born AND Jesus is risen? Hallelujah. Sign me up. Two… well,  I’m in Georgia… that’s a 14-hour drive to my closest...

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Will Boggs’ BeLoved Story

I followed God’s calling to the hot non-air conditioned country of Cambodia to teach English at a local orphanage. I was half way through my time in Cambodia and feeling really discouraged because the teaching wasn’t going well and I didn’t feel like I was making a difference in anyone’s life. On my day off, I planned to get away from the city for a little bit and to head towards the famous Tonlé Sap Lake outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia. The day was miserable – I ended up biking about 25 miles one way in the intense summer...

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Not Safe

“Safe?” …. Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.” Oh how we cling to safety. Recently I have been thinking on what it is to be called to a life with Christ, and this concept of “a safe” Christian life keeps coming up.  I don’t think this means that as Christians we are all called to go out into places with dangerous or violent persecution. However, to live in Christ means to die to this world’s trappings. This might seem like one of those concepts that we hear...

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Have you looked inside?

There have been many times recently where I have really been forced to look inside myself to find an answer to an issue I’m facing, relationally or otherwise. And by “inside myself” I don’t mean without the Spirit’s guidance or within my own wisdom’s rights. What I do mean is that to look at everyone else or other hindrances can only take you so far into permanent change. It’s often something within ourselves that is causing our continued frustration. Maybe the problem you’re facing isn’t actually your fault at all… maybe, you can’t even change it on the outside....

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