Jared Russell (North Carolina)
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[Abraham] grew strong in faith and gave glory to God. He was fully convinced that God was able to do what he promised. - Romans 4:20-21 (CEB)
As I entered high school, I decided that I wanted to be on the school’s wrestling team. When practices started in late October, I realized that the sport would be much harder than I had originally thought. Then, when the official matches began, every time I stepped on the mat,...
"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE