When God Calls You to Worship in Darkness: Guest Post.

I still remember the day that I received my summer Bible study book in the mail for the National Bible Bee. The word Worship was written across the cover in a beautiful teal color- my favorite.  I opened the book in awe. The verses that I would be studying and memorizing for the next eightContinue reading “When God Calls You to Worship in Darkness: Guest Post.”

Why Franklin Graham’s tour cancellations are a good thing: Hint- It has nothing to do with his beliefs.

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is, quite possibly, the largest evangelism organization in the world.  They seek to teach the gospel and make Jesus known to everyone. Sound controversial? Not for Scotland, the “Land of the Book”. However, over the past decade, things have changed dramatically in the UK’s religious climate.  In case you haveContinue reading “Why Franklin Graham’s tour cancellations are a good thing: Hint- It has nothing to do with his beliefs.”

What My Back Problems Are Teaching Me About Quiet.

I want to talk about quiet.  Recently, I’ve had some trouble with my hips. They don’t agree with each other, pull in opposite directions, make my legs different lengths, and wreak havoc in my back. After a trip to the chiropractor, who explains that my hip and leg muscles are ridiculously tight and that thisContinue reading “What My Back Problems Are Teaching Me About Quiet.”

How 5 Seconds Can Change Your Day: Guest Post

Hello Folks. Exciting news- you’ll be getting an extra post every month! That’s right, I’m starting a guest post segment. On the third Sunday of every month, you’ll hear from an aspiringn writer about something important to them. All opinions are the writer’s own and not necessarily held by Thoughts From A Tree. However, I’mContinue reading “How 5 Seconds Can Change Your Day: Guest Post”

FireStarters: a day in the life of a teen ministry.

I get the chance to go and worship and spread Jesus with 60 other teenagers every month. For one weekend per month, we invade a church and bless the community however we can. This is a small taste of a weekend with FireStarters, a generation set on fire for Jesu to be sparks of revival.Continue reading “FireStarters: a day in the life of a teen ministry.”

Keyword: An interview with Angela Dawne.

Hello folks!  Today I’m interviewing my writing mentor and fellow blogger, Angela Dawne.  I have found Angela to be a fantastic thinker, writer, and encourager, and I hope you’ll enjoy my chat with her!  Hello Angela! Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you? What brought you to Jesus? What’s your favourite thing aboutContinue reading “Keyword: An interview with Angela Dawne.”

Cancer: can you be grateful for it?

I’m sitting with a lady who I’ve never met before. She just walked through our church door today with a friend, and she is flowing with Jesus. Lilian tells me that she is riddled with cancer, but what she says next makes me want to cry. “I am so grateful for it.” She is so gratefulContinue reading “Cancer: can you be grateful for it?”