Thoughts on Ministry

Why Love, What’s Love?

Why Love, What’s Love?
Being on a college campus, I hear talk of love a good bit. This past week in particular, I keep hearing conversations about relationships. One friend of mine has been talking to me about romantic love vs. non romantic love. She said something I found really interesting. Basically her train of thought was that people are meant to be loved deep [...]

A Dance with God

A Dance with God
Have you ever agreed to do something that you really had no clue how to do, and had absolutely no interest in? In fact, you were so disinterested that looking back, you have no idea how you ended up agreeing? That was how I felt when I agreed to go swing dancing with my friends. I’ve never had any interest in dancing; normally I avoid dancing [...]

Persecution in Today’s World

Persecution in Today’s World
With everything I’ve been reading in the news, it’s obvious that Christians today are being persecuted. Overseas, Christians are being facing imprisonment or even death for their faith.The church has to remain hidden completely.   What about in America? In this country, we don’t have to worry about such extreme consequences for going to [...]

What America Needs

What America Needs
Today is the fourth of July. The day that we celebrate our country’s independence. It only seems right to talk about America, but recently, all of the discussion has been on what’s wrong with our country and what our country needs. So, first, I want to focus on the good, the things that we have to be thankful for still. 1. America is a develo [...]

Problems in the Church: Division

Problems in the Church: Division
People typically have their own ideas of how things should be run, and people also have a tendency to think that their way is best. And when two people have different ideas, it often leads to arguments. This is especially true in today’s churches. Arguments break out over things as simple as the color of the carpet or the style of the music. [...]

Problems in the Church: Judgemental C...

Problems in the Church: Judgemental Christians
Picture this- a woman in desperate need of food. She hears a friend mention a food pantry ministry, but tags on the fact that it’s Christian based. The woman finds out the time and place, and when the day the pantry is open comes, she gets in her car. She goes down the road, she spots the building and…drives past. She can’t bring [...]

Hope and Where to Find It: Part 3

Hope and Where to Find It: Part 3
Have you ever had an idea, something you thought was genius. You got all excited, and you decided you had to share it with someone. So you go up to a friend or family member, tell them your idea and…they brush it off. Tell you no. My dad has been working to make the Salt’n’Light ministries into something more than just another food pantry. An [...]

Hope and Where to find it: Part 2

Hope and Where to find it: Part 2
It is obvious that there are broken people in this world. People who are hurting, lonely, lost. People who are trapped in sin. People who just don’t know where to go. Maybe you know someone who is broken, or maybe you yourself are. The story of the alabaster box is one of brokenness. Luke 7:37-50 describes a sinner who comes to a house becaus [...]

Hope and Where to Find It, Part 1

Hope and Where to Find It, Part 1
I went to my first writer’s conference recently, and it was incredible. The speakers were fabulous, the people I met were wonderful, but there was one part of the weekend that really struck me. The lady doing the music paused to share a Bible verse. She asked if anyone knew the story of  the woman with the alabaster box. One girl, probably ab [...]

Resurrection Hope

Resurrection Hope
At the Salt’ n’ Light ministry, we have many goals. Our initial goal is to hand out food. Next, we want to help people get jobs, so we have a job board with a list of places hiring, and my dad helps people write resumes. But our most important goal is to share God’s love. In other words, we try to spread hope. That goal, alo [...]