It is logical to be afraid - if and only if we don't believe in our God.
Could someone recognize you or me as a child of God? Or were we switched at birth?
You know that scene in every teen movie where the main character is wearing something very special, like her grandmother's necklace, but then she goes to a party and loses it?
Why do we do the exact same thing?
Summary: Where do you belong? Where is your safe space? What's home for you? Who is your community? Who are your people? Who is your squad? As trite or as cliche as those questions might sound, they're important ones. Belonging is one of our deep needs - we want to feel like we fit somewhere. … Continue reading The OG Squad (Numbers 1)
Summary: NOTICE: If you are a friend or family member of mine, or really just anyone who I regularly see in person, then you can be almost certain that you will have my forgiveness if you ever need it. I just can't hold a grudge against people. There are people who have made me extremely … Continue reading The Logic Of Forgiveness (Genesis 50)
Summary: The patriarchy. It's the popular societal paradigm of yesteryear. We are entering a new era, and you can tell from all the bold and boisterous cries against the patriarchy. These days, men don't rule the world. Tradition does not rule the world. Women and minorities and nontraditional people everywhere are asserting their right to … Continue reading A Traditional Family Man (Genesis 48)
Summary: What is that one thing that you really want right now? What dreams do you have for your life? What are the desires of your heart? Do you want to travel? Make a real difference in the world? Start your own business? Dreaming about the possibilities for our lives can be either intoxicating or … Continue reading God (Sometimes) Restores (Genesis 47)
Summary: I've never experienced a family reunion, but I've always wondered what they are like! I'd imagine that they can be a bit overwhelming at first, especially if your family is very big. But imagine the stories and lessons you can learn from the different generations in your family. Imagine the joy and excitement of … Continue reading Going On An Adventure (Genesis 46)
Summary: I don't fight with people often. This is not because I am such a good person that I get along with everyone but rather because I am a perfectionist. I don't like things to go wrong. I don't want to do anything that would leave me deserving of blame. I don't want to deal … Continue reading When The Dust Settles (Genesis 43)
Summary: High school math was torture for me. The fight for A's in Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry was like a life or death struggle. I remember one time finishing a quiz and literally feeling as if I were panting and sweating, crawling across a finish line after a harrowing mental workout. Hard as it was, though, … Continue reading The Wonderful World of Wrestling (Genesis 32)