Thinking of Mom & Dad

By Jordan Guerra

I’m going to talk about something that a lot of college age students don’t want to hear: parents.

I personally feel like I have the best parents in the world. My parents have expectations of me, and I try to meet them. I don’t want to let my parents down. I probably feel this way because of Sunday School. Do you remember when we had a lesson over each of the 10 commandments? I feel like we had twice as many lessons over the commandment: honor your father and mother. That was drilled into our heads as children! Today I’m going to talk about some things in the Bible that wasn’t mentioned to me in Sunday School.

In Deuteronomy 21, the Bible says that if a child isn’t obedient to their parents, the parents could take the child to the town square and the community could stone him/her. Exodus 21 says that if a person curses his/her mother or father they will be Continue reading

It’s Ok to Not Feel Ok

By Jordan Guerra

We’re all allowed to have bad days. Some feel worse than others. When those days happen sometimes it can be difficult to completely give everything to God for many reasons. So heres some scripture that may help you out!

Know it’s okay that you don’t feel happy sometimes.

“To everything there is a season… A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance…” Ecclesiastes 3:1&4

Know that God really does care about your troubles. He has every one of your tears and remembers them.

“You number my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book?” Psalm 56:8

God wants you to give all of your worries to Him because He loves you.

“Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

Joy and healing will come in time.

“In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.” Psalm 94:19

Forgive

By Jordan Guerra

“I love someone else.”

“I lied.”

“You’re wrong.”

“You’re nothing.”

People say mean things. That’s part of life. People hurt us, and that hurt turns into anger and bitterness. A problem in our society is that when all of these things happen, we think we have every right to hold a grudge. Anger is an understandable reaction to pain, but do we really have any RIGHT to hold a grudge for somebody treating us wrong?

Sin entered the world years ago when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. From then on we were no longer perfect. Starting with Cain and Able, each of us were born into sin. The part that really stinks is that we can’t just blame the devil. Yes, the devil tempted Eve, but Eve gave in. We give into sin every day. Here’s something else that stinks, every time we sin God can’t look at us. Habakkuk 1:13 says that God’s eyes are so pure that He can’t look at wickedness. Continue reading