Love isn't something you trip and fall into. Love isn't a collection of butterflies or heady emotions. Love is...well, love is...
"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.
A gift? Really? That? What was God thinking?
And when I'm scrolling through, I wonder, what would it take for all of this to be fixed? What would it take to make the problems go away? Yet I know I'm asking for too much, for perfection. What does a perfect world look like to you?
"I've dedicated my life to Christ". "Complete surrender to God". "We're here to glorify God in everything". We've heard it before. We know it's supposed to be us. But it's more than just pretty words or the Christian ideal. It's about saving our lives.
If I were to give someone a list of the choices you'd made over the past decade, what conclusions would they draw about you? What kind of person would they think you were? Lazy? Ambitious? Troubled? Exciting?
Would you want to be a Kohathite? Or a Gershonite? Maybe a Merarite? Forever?
Chapter Summary: I was constantly stressed when I was in high school. Well, maybe not constantly, but it sure felt that way. There was always something on my plate that made me nervous and unsure of myself. And it had nothing to do with school. I was constantly stressed out about church. I was active … Continue reading How To Be A Real Missionary (Numbers 3)
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: What does it mean to be someone's fan? In this age of cancel culture, stans, and gatekeeping, the rules of fandom can get so blurry. I like K-Pop, but am I not a true fan because I don't have a bias or know the age, role, and blood type of all the members of … Continue reading Is Love A Business Transaction? (Leviticus 27)