God's got it! I don't have to help or feel empathy or try! Right?
Sometimes it makes sense to give up. Can anyone blame us?
Gideon couldn't take it anymore. But could God?
The Israelites sinned. They served other gods. They went off the deep end.
But then again, we do the exact same things.
I know this, because I did that this week. And the week before that.
AKA, How NOT to be like the Israelites in Numbers 13. After all, who says every dream, every aspiration, has to disappear like a puff of smoke? Maybe you can do that thing after all.
How does God answer prayers? We can all probably recite the list - "Yes", "No", or "Wait". It seems so cut and dried, so formal. You check your God Inbox every morning and you see just one of those answers and nothing else. How does God REALLY answer prayers?
Summary: I can't be the only person who inspects a bench, table, or chair before I sit at it - can I? Am I the only one who can't lean casually against a surface that has crumbs or drink stains on it? Am I the only one that gazes warily at the trash and stains … Continue reading Mold In The Shower (Leviticus 13)
Summary: "Cleanliness is next to godliness!" How often have you heard someone say that? It's usually met with an eye roll, because whoever is repeating this tired phrase is probably smugly scolding something we've done that does not meet their standards, and we're just like "Please leave me and my comfortable filth alone". But Leviticus … Continue reading The New Health and Wellness Guru (Leviticus 11)
Summary: Injustice is a terrible thing. But it is everywhere. It seems as if people are suffering from it now more than ever, but that isn't true. We've always had it pretty bad. There has always been bias. There has always been selfishness. There has always been bribery and greed and outright evil. Yet without … Continue reading The Problem With Our Justice System (Genesis 20)
Summary: We're always looking forward to a better version of life. We look forward to not being single, being skinnier, landing a better job, moving someplace nicer, visiting someplace awesome. Yet we rarely think about the issues and struggles that come with those life upgrades. They'd be different problems, yeah, but they'd still be problems. … Continue reading A Tale Of Two Blessings (Genesis 13)