My favorite thing about YouthWorks is that it throws together four or five individuals who might never in any other context find themselves spending significant time together. YouthWorks takes these four or five individuals and tosses them in a mini van to drive to a place they've probably never been before to live and work … Continue reading Not *That* Kind of Diversity
A couple of months ago we made Prayer Jars at Bible Study. We decorated the outsides and filled them up with little pieces of paper. On the pieces of paper are the names of people we want to pray for. Every day - well, most days - I pull out a little piece of paper … Continue reading A Prayer for Donald Trump
I think about half of my blog posts started out as a Facebook comment to somebody’s status. Today a good friend of mine posed a really great thought about self love being humanistic and self worship. Then she said some really beautiful words. 'Help me think through this.' So let’s think through this. (Somehow this … Continue reading What I mean when I say “Self Love”
The simplest way to practice godliness and to show love is to ask for forgiveness when you mess up. Which means being aware enough to realize when you've messed up and humble enough to admit it. Another simple way to actively love your neighbors is to invite them over for dinner. Who doesn't love free … Continue reading Note to Self 4
Sin stems from selfishness and pride. Love stems from selflessness and humility. Cultivate love in your life and in the lives of others.
Very few hills are worth dying on. God is love, Jesus is God, and we have a huge need. Die on those hills and get off the rest.
A couple of summers ago I worked with YouthWorks in Indianapolis. (Have you heard of YouthWorks? Do you need a summer job? Or a short term mission trip opportunity?) It was YouthWorks’ first summer in Indy, so we were kind of doing a trial run of just four weeks of programming (as opposed to … Continue reading Love listens
I updated my 2016 Goals to include blogging at least once a week. I did post on Sunday, which would count as my one time for this week, but I had this little diddy sitting around on my desktop waiting to be read. Sometimes you meet someone important. They stick out in your memory and in … Continue reading Someone
At the end of 2014 I did what a lot of bloggers do these days and I chose a word for the upcoming year. My word for 2015 was soften. I wanted to be a softer person in all aspects of my life - in my classroom, in my home, and in my relationships with … Continue reading Don’t pet the sweaty stuff
I'm reading Sarah Bessey's Out of Sorts and I must say that I am really enjoying it. I read Jesus Feminist and I liked it well enough, but it got a little repetitive for me. It was kind of like reading the same blog post over and over and even though it was a good blog post, you … Continue reading Fierce love