On a Hill of My Own Design: By Riley Nichols

Faith, Guest Writers, Short Story, Uncategorized

Today’s blog post is going to be something a bit different. Recently a friend of mine sent me a short story he wrote and I absolutely adored it! His story was just too interesting and powerful not to share, and so, with his permission I am sharing it with you today!

Available Now: Poems for the Redeemed Heart

Books, Faith, My Life, Poetry, Redeemed Heart, Sneak Peak
Cover Art
Front Cover Created By David Brandt

My latest book, Poems for the Redeemed Heart is out now! As I mentioned in a previous post, this project is very near and dear to me. It collects poems I wrote throughout both High School and College, most of which I never was really intending to publish. I hope you consider purchasing a copy. I think you will find it highly enjoyable!

What exactly is the book about? Here is an a description from the book’s back cover

This book is for redeemed hearts! It is for those who have been brought from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light! In short, it is a book for Christians and perhaps anyone interested in learning more about who Jesus is from a creative point of view.

Contained within are over sixty poems meant to stir your heart towards encouragement and genuine worship through theologically packed poetry that seeks to exalt Jesus Christ and edify the soul.

May the Lord use the words contained in this book to direct your heart towards him, the great redeemer of all who call upon his name!

Poems for the Redeemed Heart is 177 pages. And is currently selling on Amazon.com for $11.99!

Find it here!

How Faith Helps My Fear (4 Lessons from Psalm 23)

Faith, My Life, Uncategorized

Covid19. It has turned our lives upside down. One moment I’m enjoying my senior year at Lancaster Bible College, and the next I’m going home because I am no longer able to work or learn alongside of friends. There were so many people I was hoping to spend the rest of my senior year with. And I treasure the fun that I had. But with the universities closing and classes being moved online, things will have to change.

This isn’t your usual blog post from me. This isn’t about a movie I watched or a book I am writing. It’s about fear. Its about living in world that’s constantly changing, the threat of sickness and death, and how we respond to it. Many of you might not be afraid of this Corona Virus, younger people have only mild symptoms, you may think it isn’t your issue. But it has become all of our issue. The rhythms of life in America have been halted, the new normal reigns supreme, and in this time of uncertainty, we are very prone to fear.

JESUS THROUGH THE EYES OF… (Worship Through The Arts 2019)

Faith, Poetry

I enjoy writing poetry. In fact, one of the projects I am currently working on is a compilation of some of my best and favorite works. Until I release that though, don’t be surprised if you see a few of my poems released on this blog.

I wrote this poem for an event at my Church called “Worship through the Arts.” Each piece of art had to display the life of Jesus in some way shape or form. This poem seeks to look at Jesus’ life in a few different ways. I named this piece “Jesus Through the Eyes of…” for a reason. Many people today still wonder who Jesus was, but did you know that the people who met the real and historical Jesus must have wondered the same thing? Who is Jesus and why does he matter? What do people say about him? What does God say about him? These are questions worth pondering.

Enjoy!