Why Is the World So Broken?

Originally published on TheReb. The world is ripe with brokenness. Natural disasters rage, conflicts ensue, and bitterness stirs within. Death is rampant and suffering is widespread. Around 690 million people go to bed hungry every night, and approximately 150,000 people die daily. Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce, thus separating families, and suicide is one of the leading …

How Should Christians Respond to Critical Race Theory?

Originally published on TheReb. What do you think of when you hear the term Critical Race Theory? You may picture protests, news headlines, or conversations you’ve had concerning this idea. Critical Race Theory (CRT) has become a buzzword that almost everyone has heard of. Although it’s not a new idea, it has become a hot topic …

Blog Name Change

You may have noticed that I just changed my blog name! Instead of being Teens Transformed, I named it Lives Transformed. Whenever you visit, you can type either teenstransformed.home.blog or livestransformed.blog into the search box and it will lead you to the home page. The general purpose of Lives Transformed is the same as Teens …

A Broken Reality

There is a uneasy sense of perfection in child’s shows. Everyone cooperates in harmony, save the antagonist of course. In every episode, a minor conflict arises, the climax arches slightly, and all is resolved. In the end, no further consequences remain, and all goes back to what it once was. But this is not reality. …

What Lord of the Rings Taught Me About Trusting God During Trials

See the original post on TheReb here. I consider myself a Lord of the Rings nerd. Well, maybe enthusiast is a better word. I don’t know about you, but I am fascinated by talking trees, tiny people with an insane amount of grit, daring escapes, fiery depths, and yes, even a wizard who whispers to moths. But …