Prayer and Public Speaking

Prayer and Public Speaking

By Nate I was recently asked to give a talk at my church’s Youth Conference reunion—a feat which I chose to make seem impossible. I walked up to the podium and started the obligatory shaking and sweating; a total nervous wreck-and-a-half.  I hashed out my comments in about a minute out of panic. To my surprise, my leaders later told my father that my comments were thoughtful and well spoken. I’ve always felt I do a poor job speaking publicly, but there are a couple of things that always help me through the…Read more …
Play to Success

Play to Success

by Nathan I’m an avid competitive gamer. This interest is better known as eSports. I’ve been an avid follower since 2005 but it wasn’t until summer 2011, that I personally started playing competitively. I was practicing with my team, when I realized how easily we could relate our teamwork to spiritual and emotional success. Being part of a team comes with responsibility on your part and on the part of your teammates. You need constant and open communication and honesty with each other to further your skills and relationships. Constant practice and persistence…Read more …
Why Do I Believe God Answers Prayers?

Why Do I Believe God Answers Prayers?

by Nate An issue that I have been confronted with that seems to be a formidable challenge during the course of my daily life is how others around me behave. We are taught to surround ourselves with friends that respect our values and beliefs and perhaps even have them in tandem with those aforementioned qualities. It’s important to be in a positive atmosphere so that you may remain in peak spiritual condition. Years ago, I remember being put into a situation where a young man didn’t like me in particular. During my fourth…Read more …