Snow days in the South feel like a taste of heaven-meeting-earth, and this is a short piece about the beauty of being with God forever, inspired by a Birmingham, Alabama snow day.
Discipline is for the purpose of bringing someone back into right-living, and inviting them back to live in the truth; not to create a world where that person doesn’t exist just because we don’t want to deal with their mess-ups. Biblical discipline is mandated because God wants more for humanity, AND we (the Church) should want more for that person.
“Christianity is about being a good, moral person, which is achieved by following the rules of the Bible.”
Seems right, right?
Actually, no. Very wrong.
But that’s actually really good news… so let’s talk about it.
For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
– i Corinthians 13:12
Losing your original wedding plan is a super sad thing, and so I wanted to write out a post on the best ways to practically and emotionally support a couple who is going through this season.
Though I cried alone and with Kyle the entire week, I was silently criticizing myself the entire time. I shouldn’t be so shook. I should have it together. I shouldn’t be this upset. I don’t deserve to ask anything from God— I need to get it together first and stop idolizing my wedding day.I am writing this for them, and for every girl who felt silly for mourning the wedding day they had planned on and hoped for. Here are two very important things I want you to know, and I wish I had believed.
The giving of material things is not a promotion of consumerism; it is an expression of care, attention, and love.
I love when a gift screams “I know you well, I care about you deeply, and I’ve noticed this about you.” I spend a lot of energy trying to make my gifts do just that. I realize quality gift-giving doesn’t come naturally to most people.
With the wisdom I’ve gathered along my gift-giving journeys, I decided to put together this little guide to help you brainstorm ideas for this holiday season.
This message is for the Christian who is angry at our president, and who longs to see justice and true godliness reign.
I haven’t read the entire Bible. Yikes, I know! I’m a Christian, follower of Jesus Christ. For a long time I knew the Bible was important, but I found it hard to interpret and understand, so I kind of just relied on pastors, sermons, and podcasts to tell me about what it was saying.
Nearly a decade after my conversion, I’m just learning more and more about how majorly important this beautiful, sacred book is to knowing God in the most intimate of ways. I’ve had this insatiable hunger for it lately, and I’m just learning how to truly study it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it. I’ve found that actually understanding Scripture makes reading Scripture so much more enjoyable! So I want to share the eight best resources I’ve come across that have helped me so far, so that we can hopefully grow in Biblical literacy together.