The most important new beginning any of us will ever have is the beginning of our new lives with God.
Love isn't something you trip and fall into. Love isn't a collection of butterflies or heady emotions. Love is...well, love is...
Maybe we have a generic idea of what it looks like to be a Christian. Go to church every week. Buy a highlighter and use it in your Bible. Volunteer at a soup kitchen?
But what if God wanted to do a new thing in your faith walk?
I have been trying so hard, for so long. I've been trying to be perfect. And I'm freaking sick of it. I'm done. I'm not here to be perfect.
I just can't do it anymore.
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?
Summary: "He's just ghetto." "That's some white people stuff." "That's why I don't mess with people from there." In other words, you are this and I am that. You are inferior and I am superior. Your community is tripping while mine is innocent. Your people need to get their act together while my people can … Continue reading Tribe vs. Tribe (Numbers 2)
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: 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)
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?