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Choose Your Friends Wisely

Rachel Chimits
February 3, 2020

Become the kind of person who has great relationships isn’t an easy path, but we’ve been called to do it by our Lord and Savior.

Near the end of Frodo’s journey with the ring, he and Sam stop on a mountainside. Both are already exhausted from their trek into Mordor, and yet so much of the road is still before them.

What to Do With Toxic People (As a Christian)

Rachel Chimits
January 30, 2020

Everyone knows, or has known, a poisonous person who threw a monkey-wrench into their whole life, so how do we deal with these people when they run into us?

In the third Harry Potter book, the titular character is on a train with his two friends, headed to their school. They notice frost beginning to accumulate on the windows in their car, and the lights go out.

When We Are One of the Unnamed

Rachel Chimits
January 15, 2020

Defining what is service to God can be difficult, especially when we’re not in a quintessential Christian position or relatively unknown, so what counts in God’s eyes?

The deacon Philip was what we might consider a very, very “good” Christian. He preached in Samaria, exorcised evil spirits, then evangelized to the Ethiopian eunuch and was teleported off by the Holy Spirit.

The Heavy Cost of Saying, “Yes”

Rachel Chimits
January 13, 2020

Despite being one of the smallest answers or action we can give others, agreeing to engage with people is often costly, so how many of us say, “Yes”?

In Foshan, China, two-year-old Wang Yue wandered into an alley-market behind her family’s house while her parents were working. She toddled forward, looking around curiously.

Feeling All Your Little Broken Pieces

Rachel Chimits
January 10, 2020

Nothing is worse than feeling helpless in the face of danger, but what if God had a very specific plan for us in the moments when we’re powerless.

One cold evening, my friend and I walked out of the theater, laughing about some scene in Thor: Ragnarok and then paused at the sight of blue and red flashing lights down the street.

“Wonder what all the police are doing, blocking the road,” my friend said.