There we are, panting and sweating, doubled over from the sheer effort of escape. Jesus holds us tight to Him. He whispers "You're safe now". Unless.
"It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart." - Ecclesiastes 7:2 This verse used to get on my last nerve.
Summary: I can't hear the phrase "whatever it takes" without thinking about the Avengers. Yes, I saw Avengers: Endgame, and like everyone else, I relished the scene where, well, the Avengers did whatever it took. They pulled out all the stops, risked life and limb, and sacrificed themselves in order to fight evil. It made … Continue reading Whatever It Takes (Leviticus 8)
Summary: What's a routine or habit or process that you get super anal about? Like you have to have things exactly this way or else you get kind of annoyed. I have this problem a lot. For example, if someone interrupts my TV/food time and talks my head off, I feel like I'm being personally … Continue reading The Love In The Law (Leviticus 6)
Summary: Of all the things I hate in this world, one of the things I hate the most is working out. It's hard, it's sweaty, it's painful, and I almost always get acid reflux. Yet, I do it. I once joked with someone that I only work out so that I can eat more food … Continue reading Dangerous Ground (Exodus 34)
Summary: I went to this Seventh-Day Adventist youth conference once. It was like seven years ago. The conference was called iServe, and that was really supposed to be the point of it - service. On one of the days of the conference, all the young people loaded up onto huge charter buses and went out … Continue reading People Are Dying (Exodus 11)
Summary: "I need to get out more." That is only one of the refrains that makes up the constant background noise in our minds, but it is a common one. Especially nowadays. What with perfectly crafted Instagrams, Facebook check-ins, and Venmo histories, we are always being bombarded with reminders of the things we should be … Continue reading The Loneliest Delusion (Exodus 10)
Summary: History, while never my favorite subject, was always a cool one. It is the story of us, the story of life and humanity and the mistakes and catastrophes that took place along the way. You get a funny feeling of superiority as you read about how some government or king or individual completely messed … Continue reading A Tale of Sins Past (Genesis 42)