Dust Blog Tour Stop #18: Interview with Kara Swanson

Welcome lost boys and girls! Though with the map, hopefully, you aren’t too lost. We are exactly halfway through this treasure hunt. Great job! However, if you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me clear things up. With the exciting launch of Dust by Kara Swanson, there is a virtual treasure hunt going…

When You Pray for Answers and God Gives You Options

I wrote this last year as I wrestled with big decisions as a highschool senior. But I never shared it. Today, I’m digging this out of my folder of no return to share with the juniors and seniors wondering what comes after highschool. To encourage everyone facing difficult decisions during this time of unknowns. Hope…

The Sin Labyrinth

In our church we’ve been studying 2 Samuel, and we just went over chapter 11 when David sins with Bathsheba. The main thing our pastor said about this passage was that sin happens gradually. Do you think David woke up that day and decided he was going to be an adulterer and murderer? 

He Is Risen

Happy Easter! I know this Easter certainly isn’t what we had pictured, but we can still celebrate the resurrection of Christ! Due to everything happening, I decided to post my article a little early.  In 1 Corinthians 15 Paul talks about what our faith would be like if Christ hadn’t risen from the grave. As…

Coronavirus

The coronavirus seems to be everything everyone is talking about everyday. Since everyone is talking about, you might be wondering why FWIA has been silent on this topic. The truth is that we haven’t quite found the words to say. This is an insane time. In the meantime, we highly recommend you read an article…

Returning To Our Sin

Today, we have a guest post by Sarah! You can submit a post the same way she did by following the steps here. Enjoy reading! In many countries in Europe, it is normal to take off your shoes when you enter a house. And if it is your own home, you will have your slippers…

Why Meditation Is Important

Before we even start talking about why we should meditate, we need to understand what it actually is. When I think about meditating, I always think of sitting criss-cross applesauce on a yoga mat listening to wind chimes. The world’s way of meditating is to empty our minds to find peace. God’s way of having…

Fear is a Liar

You can’t do that!It’s going to be so awkward, and you’re going to look stupid!Everyone will be dressed differently, so you’ll stick out like a sore thumb.They don’t want someone like you. You’ll just be wasting their time. Maybe you’ve had those thoughts or similar ones.  Let’s be honest. Those thoughts are no fun. They…

You Can Submit an Article!

We are so excited to announce that you can now submit an article to Found Who I Am for publication!!! We have been working so hard on this project for a while. It is amazing to finally be able to tell you what has been going on these past couple of months! You can read…

New Year: New You or Stay You?

I was scrolling online when I came across an article titled “New Year, Stay You.” I thought that was an interesting perspective since our culture uses the new year to make resolutions to become a better person. I’ve always used January 1st to evaluate the previous year and set goals for the upcoming year.  I…

All Is Busy

I think we can all probably relate to Christmas being very busy. The gathering, decorating, gift shopping, wrapping, and giving can be time consuming.  Gathering is important because family members come together and spend special time renewing their relationships. Long time friends get to see each other, and new friends are made. Community is important….

Go Tell It On The Mountain

My friends and I were recently discussing how difficult or awkward it can be to share the gospel with a stranger. Tracts and other aids can—well—aid you, but they don’t completely put me at ease.  Two years ago I went through a Bible study on evangelizing. It’s called Will Our Generation Speak? (WOGS), if you…

Happy Thanksgiving

We would just like to take this time to say happy Thanksgiving! Hope you have a wonderful day spent with family and food. Feel free to comment something you are thankful for. ~FWIA Team

Why Change?

I don’t really have a story to start this post, so that will be my story. I don’t know if I can do that, but I just did. Two weeks ago I posted an article addressing the question of why we need to be careful about what we say. You can read it here.  I…

“I Love God And Cuss A Little”

My mom had gone to a business conference and saw a shirt that said, “I love God and I cuss a little.” Since then, I’ve seen that shirt a couple times. It leads to several questions such as “Doesn’t God love the way I am?” or “Why do I need to change if Jesus is…

If It’s Just Your Right Eye…

Ya wanna know what’s hard? Trying to have a serious conversation while your eye is blinking a Morse code. Ok, so maybe not Morse code, but it is really annoying when your eye keeps twitching in the middle of a serious conversation. You can try rubbing it, but it keeps on twitching under your hand….

Only a Few More Days!

Only a few more days before we close the giveaway and choose a winner! Make sure you enter here. This giveaway is for a signed copy of He’s Making Diamonds: A Teen’s Thoughts on Faith Through Chronic Illness written by Sara Willoughby! This giveaway ends Saturday, October 26th! You can enter here ~ FWIA Team

Exciting News!

To celebrate the relaunching of the blog, Sara has graciously offered to do a giveaway of a signed copy of her book He’s Making Diamonds: A Teen’s Thoughts on Faith Through Chronic Illness! We are so excited for this opportunity to share this amazing book with you all! Here’s what one of the readers said:…

When Enough Is Enough

I don’t know about you, but I have overcommitted myself at times. Ok, maybe more than “at times.” I just feel so bad when I have to say no! Everything tends to work out, but overcommitting can cause problems in my other commitments, relationships, school, ministry, or work. If the Lord is telling you to…

You Are Not Alone

Every Thursday night I lead a Bible study,  but last Thursday was a little different. We didn’t have any specific topic to go over, so I decided I would just do a little refresher on why I even started the Bible study. I was typing the lesson out and realized that it had gone a…

Three Dangers of Being Comfortable

Today we have a guest post from Alannah. You can submit a post the same way she did by following the directions here. Lately, I have found a flaw in my life. A flaw that needs to be revealed for what it is—sin. While I have been quarantined and staying in a cozy home with…

Don’t Be Self-Confident

My cursor hesitated over the “publish” button. Was I really going to post this on the internet for everyone to see? Would it actually encourage someone? What if I was the only one who had that struggle? I’m a writer. You already know that. But I have a confession to make: lately, I’ve been seriously…

Truth

Something God has been teaching me about recently is truth. It was the topic last week of the Bible study I lead. God showed me so much about telling and knowing the truth, so I wanted to share it with you.  To start, let’s talk about what truth is. Noah Webster defines it as “conformity…

3 PRACTICAL Ways Teenagers Can Serve Persecuted Believers

 “Tell the world these things we are going through in Nigeria.” Aisha’s story and plea on the Open Doors website made my heart break. A twenty-eight-year-old mother of three, she was raped just because someone saw a Bible in her home and assumed her husband was a pastor. We hear these horror stories every once…

Serving when We Feel Like We Can’t

“At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.” -1 Chronicles 26:18 You may be confused because of the verse I used. It doesn’t seem very relevant to the title. The context of the verse is the division of Levites and the different tasks they would perform. The sons of Korah were to…

Years Later– Encouragement from a Former Writer

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” –2 Timothy 4:7 I’m back! For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Christopher, and I was one of the founding editors for this blog. I had to take a break from writing because I had…

4 Ways To Connect With Family During Quarantine

It’s been thirty-five days since I last saw anyone outside of my immediate family in person. (Not  counting my doctor or waving at the neighbors from opposite sides of the street.) My family has had a rough few years, and so one of my prayers as we social distance together is that God would use…

Have The Courage To Weep At The Tomb

Easter is next week, and this morning I was thinking about Mary Magdalene. She was the very first person to see Jesus after He had risen from the dead. You might remember, Peter and John had run to the tomb and found it empty. Confused, they left, but Mary stays there, weeping. As she stands…