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: What is in your wallet? Do you check way too often, like I do? Do you love budgeting or do you hate it? Do you have any idea what's in your account? Do you even want to know? I care way too much about my money, and although most people aren't as anal as … Continue reading What’s In Your Wallet? (Leviticus 25)
Right now God sits above the circle of the Earth. He sees my cubicle, my stoplight, and those cars, but He also sees the past and He sees the future. He sees suffering. He sees suicides. He sees death. He sees hopelessness. And He knows, without a shadow of a doubt, exactly how to escape. How to survive. How to get to fresh air.
Summary: How fast do you drive? Do you do the speed limit? A little above? A little below (God forbid)? I used to speed boldly, around 10-15 miles above the speed limit because there are no cops on this road, so who cares? Then I got pulled over. Then I got pulled over again. I … Continue reading You Have Been Sentenced To Death (Leviticus 20)
Do you think everything God asks you to do is fair?
It's so easy to creep back into bad habits, to slide into the DMs of things that seem just a little wrong or a little dangerous. I mean, the Bible doesn't explicitly say this is a sin! Or doing this just one time won't really do much harm. And is this really all that bad?...Why do we do this?
God's Message To Us: "We're in the endgame now." There is a light at the end of this tunnel. Our sins are forgiven. Our suffering will end. Sin will be destroyed forever.
Men ejaculate, women have periods. What's the big deal? Declaring them "unclean" until evening? Making them offer sacrifices? Why did God make the Israelites go through all of that? Is that shaming?
Why can't we just be good people? Why do we suck so bad all the time? I think Leviticus 14 has an answer.
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)