Bailey Riza Articles

Shred Sin’s Disguise to Pieces With These Soul-Baring Questions

People can fight so vigorously in defense of tattoos, drinking, certain movies or even their lifestyle. This is not a...
Dating: Fact Versus Fiction

Dating: Fact Versus Fiction

In the Christian dating world, there are a lot of unanswered questions floating through the minds of young suitors. Here are the three most important things to remember throughout your relationship.1. FACT: You are dating, not married. FICTION: If I start dating...

Why You Should Set Boundaries When You’re Dating

Why You Should Set Boundaries When You’re Dating

Some of my favorite blogs are about dating, and since it's been awhile, I thought now is the time to write another one!I was privileged to be living with my parents when I was dating. I say this because they set boundaries for me. There was always someone at the house...

Why Our Worship Culture May Not Be Working

Why Our Worship Culture May Not Be Working

We exist in a generation saturated within a "worship culture." This culture is almost addicted to a certain sound or feeling within worship. Without realizing it, we have labeled good or memorable worship as the kind that sounds good, feels good, and/or looks good. We...

How God’s Blessing Can Become an Idol

How God’s Blessing Can Become an Idol

There's a pattern in the church that we need to be aware of and it's not a new one, in fact, it happened over and over again throughout the Bible.We have a habit of turning God's provision into idols and loving the gift more than the giver. You see, everyone of us...

What Makes You a Spiritual Baby

What Makes You a Spiritual Baby

A thought dawned on me the other day as I was taking care of my nephew, Finn. He's about 3 years old now and loves to talk! When he was first learning how to talk, it was refreshing to hear him say, "I want a drink," or "I need to go potty."The guessing game...

The Keys to Success That I Learned From a Mom

The Keys to Success That I Learned From a Mom

I had the privilege of helping watch four wonderful kids while their parents where away on a trip. It's no easy transition going from single to mom of four, even if it was just for a few days! Here's a little something practical that I took out of this experience:This...

Why This Pastor’s Kid Loves Her Parents

Why This Pastor’s Kid Loves Her Parents

I would say I was your average teenager who made dumb decisions and didn't listen to my parents when I should have, but that didn't stop my parents from skillfully navigating me through my teen years and into adulthood! As a young adult living at home, I've developed...

Why I Don’t Drink Alcohol

Why I Don’t Drink Alcohol

A few weeks ago I felt led to write this blog. I dismissed it immediately with the thought that I have no right nor credibility to discuss the matter. I'm no theologian, have no doctorate, and have personally never had alcohol in my existence. God convinced...

What’s the Purpose of Casual Dating?

What’s the Purpose of Casual Dating?

Before I started dating, I had a conviction that I would only date someone that I fully intended on marrying. Having this mindset gave me a very stable and clear mind when it came to dating. I wasn't going to date for the fun of it or just to have a guy by my side. In...

Why You Should Dream Bigger

Why You Should Dream Bigger

Sometimes I start to dream ... and sometimes it's a good thing! I'm often called a "zoner" because I'll just kind of leave reality and have a moment with the wall! It's quite hysterical, but then there are times where I really start to dream big and not just...

Why Bother Worshipping?

Why Bother Worshipping?

*Disclaimer, this post may contain conviction and powerful truths. Reader discretion is advised.Have you ever found yourself dreading worship? You come into a service tired, worried and stressed and all you can think about is life. The worship leader gets on...

When God Stopped Listening

When God Stopped Listening

As she walked through the palace halls, exhausted from the day's work, her mind wandered to the next day's work. Time was fleeting and the kingdom's flourishing economy kept everyone very busy. A certain room caught her attention and she paused her journey to meander...

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