I recently had my low self-worth brought to my attention, and it was thrown into the spotlight with this statement: "You feel like you have to work for God's favor." Not only did I disagree, but I was offended. How dare she make that great assumption about my relationship with God? And if I'm being completely… Continue reading becoming perfect.
I think the phrase “Jesus is my Valentine” is a load of crap. No, He isn’t. That is lonely, single, Christian language for “I don’t have a date tonight so I’m stuck eating at Noodles & Co. with my friend." Jesus can’t take me on a date. He can’t buy me flowers (or burritos). As far as I’m concerned, He’s not the best Valentine. There are plenty of people in this world that could buy me flowers...or a freakin' burrito. So why doesn’t that tangible love leave me feeling satisfied? Why am I still lonely?
Right this moment (not yesterday, and maybe not tomorrow) I am thankful. I have been reading COUNTLESS Psalms today and enjoying how David cries out to God constantly. It was comforting to read that even someone who's heart was truly after God can still feel hopeless and lost and abandoned. I have a unique, God-given opportunity to… Continue reading Thankfulness
I have a confession to make: I am still a cynic. I know…after all these years. I have been for a long time, and maybe I always will be. In case you aren’t sure what that means, it is “a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable… Continue reading I am still a cynic…
There are so many ways to understand the word freedom. According to the good ole Webster Dictionary, freedom is: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another. Liberation. Not constrained. The state of being free. Spiritually speaking, Christians understand this as being free from the bondage of sin. We experience liberation from the "passions of our flesh" and… Continue reading freedom.
King David had a beautifully raw perspective on life. If anyone understands what ultimate satisfaction looks like, I think David had a pretty good grasp. In Psalm 16, he speaks about his reliance on the Creator. You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you. [Psalm 16:2] He is hyper-aware of God’s goodness. Even though he is a King, he… Continue reading Psalm 16
I think I am a fairly intelligent person (and modest, obviously). I enjoy documentaries, intelligent conversations, I have many leather-bound books, and my apartment smells of rich mahogany. I’ve come to realize that some of the most frustrating things about my relationship with God are the unanswered questions. I hate feeling like I don’t have… Continue reading When God Doesn’t Respond.