The Ten Commandments seem like the beginner's level of being a Christian. But as I reread them, I was surprised by how many of the commandments conflict with things I really like to do.
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: Raise your hand if high school was an awkward and uncomfortable time for you. Sometimes I think all of my current fears about awkward situations stem from my high school years. I tried so hard to fit in with the people I thought were cool in the best way I knew how - by … Continue reading Oscar-Worthy Performances (Exodus 32)
Summary: Number 27 on the list of Things People On Reality TV Say Way Too Much is "They just have that star quality". Or "they just have it". It's wonderful because it's specific enough to make the speaker sound like they really know what they're talking about yet vague enough to mean nothing whatsoever. It's a … Continue reading So You Think You Can Serve? (Exodus 24)
Summary: You know how you can fall into rabbit holes on the internet? I fell into one this week, reading story after unbelievable story about terribly selfish people expecting huge favors from others for little to nothing in return. One person rudely demanded one of their Facebook friends hand over a free flight voucher to … Continue reading God’s Asking Too Much (Exodus 13)