So, I have this friend who has recently lost a lot of weight. When I commented on how good she looks now, she said she didn’t see it. Being the loving, encouraging friend that I am, I told her to go look in the mirror. Then she said that her whole life her mom told her that “there’s always something to make better.” Now, I don’t think that her mom was being cruel or malicious in any way. I think that, as a cosmetologist, she just had a hard time leaving work at work. She gets paid to help people look their best, and it’s hard to shut that off when you go home. I mean, it’s hard for all of us to leave work at work. I spent most of my life doing technical support where I pointed out problems and offered solutions. That’s great at work, but sometimes it can be very annoying around my friends and family. However, I think this illustrates a concept that has been so driven into our culture that we barely even notice what it does to us anymore.
Posted in Theology
Tagged Affects of Porn, Christian, Christianity, Christians, Feminism, Freedom, Gender Roles, Gospel, Grace, Healing, Jesus, porn
Recently I’ve been given the opportunity to walk through a season of repentance and reconciliation through my church’s STEPS ministry. I don’t know what all this will entail, but I know it involves doing an inventory on the past…and that terrifies me. As I was thinking about it, against my will, on the way to work this morning, this story came to mind. I don’t consider myself that great of a writer when it comes to telling stories, but this is one I felt I had to share. It isn’t Wednesday, but this is definitely life: unmasked.
One of the books I’ve been reading lately is Jason Dukes’ new book, Live Sent:You Are a Letter. I’ll be doing a more detailed review of the whole book later, but several things struck a chord that I felt I needed to go ahead and share over the next couple of posts. Don’t worry, I won’t ruin the book for you 🙂 Continue reading
Posted in Book Reviews, Live Sent
Tagged Christ, Christianity, God, Gospel, Healing, Jason Dukes, Jesus, Live Sent, Love God, Love Your Neighbor, The Gospel, Trust God, Trusting God
I remember hearing many sermons, teachings, and lectures about sex as I was growing up. Whether it be at church, at home, or in school, this topic was covered by more people than I could possibly imagine while I was in high school. I’m not saying that this shouldn’t be the case, my concern is what I remember hearing.
Posted in Bible Study
Tagged Brokenness, Christian, Christianity, God, Gospel, Healing, Holy Spirit, hope, Jesus, Salvation, Sex, Sexual, Sexual Immorality, Sexuality, The Cross, The Gospel, Two Become One, Two Become One Flesh