He'd move mountains for us, stay up all night talking to us, pour out blessings so that we won't have room for them. How can we resist that? How do we give that energy right on back to Him?
A gift? Really? That? What was God thinking?
Summary: Are you a feminist? I remember when the answer to that question was much more controversial than it is now. I remember myself, at like 14, hesitating and saying dumb things like, "I'm not a feminist, but I think women can do whatever men can do". Any true feminist will tell you that that's … Continue reading Good Old-Fashioned Bible Sexism? (Numbers 5)
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 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)
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: Have you ever suddenly come to the horrifying realization that that smell is you? Maybe you didn't put enough deodorant on. Maybe you ate something really garlicky! The bottom line is that something smells, and it's you. I'm a sweaty person, especially when I'm nervous or uncomfortable, so this happens to me a lot. … Continue reading Come As You Are…Actually, Don’t (Leviticus 22)
Summary: What is true love? What does it mean to love someone, for real? What does it look like, feel like? How can you be sure? Whatever answers your favorite philosopher, song, or movie gives to those questions, we all know that love is a big deal. It's the ultimate trump card. Your family and … Continue reading #LoveWins (Leviticus 21)
Do you think everything God asks you to do is fair?
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.