Most of us remember, or have at least heard the hit song “We are the World” released in 1985. This is not about the actual song, but more particularly about the song title. Unfortunately, the distinction between Church and world has been severely blurred. . .
The Biblical references for when someone chooses to become a disciple of Jesus are breathtaking. The imagery of our redemption shifts from changing our hearts of stone to hearts of flesh, from being clothed in dirty rags to robes of righteousness. . .
On the outside, many women seem like they have it all together. That one mom down the street who gets twelve loads of laundry done, a work out in, and breakfast made all before her kids wake up. Or there’s your single college friend with a 4.0. . .
There is a beautiful historical cemetery close to where I live, and it’s one of my favorite places to relax, go walking, or spend time in reflection. I don’t just mean that I appreciate the landscape or the unique headstones or the massive oak trees. . .
Grace in depth is complicated. When we think of grace, we can fall into one of two spectrums. The first spectrum is that of a pharisee. When we think in this mindset, we tend to get in to a legalistic type of thinking, having a mindset that if we do everything right. . .
Has anyone ever told you that you take Jesus too seriously? That you're overly religious or too spiritual? I have certainly heard some of those things myself over the years. I guess we can't blame those that say things that like that. . .
Japan practices the art of “Kintsugi.” When pottery breaks, they don’t trash it. They gather the shards, gluing them back together, but not with an average, everyday glue. The binding agent is mixed with precious metals, platinum, gold, or silver. . .
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