I’ve been reading through the Bible chronologically. Lately I’ve been in 1 & 2 Samuel and 1 & 2 Chronicles with Psalms sprinkled throughout. It really changes the way I read the psalms, because now I’m reading them smack dab in the middle of context. Having just read about David’s own son trying to steal … Continue reading There is soundness in my flesh
For the first time in my educational career, this year I have been responsible for teaching my students Bible. Unfortunately I don’t have a Bible curriculum, but I do have a bilingual Jesus Storybook Bible and a random Bible activity book that have been doing us just fine. For the most part I have been … Continue reading The Easter Story (as told by a First Grade Teacher)
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 weeks ago a friend of mine shared an article on Facebook that was called something like, "Dear Girls, Stop Wearing Bathing Suit Bottoms that Show Your Butt," or something ridiculously lame. (I just Googled "dear girls stop wearing" and there is a freaking website called dearblankpleaseblank.com which just exists to tell people … Continue reading Thirteen Reasons Why
Sin stems from selfishness and pride. Love stems from selflessness and humility. Cultivate love in your life and in the lives of others.
This morning I have a hacking cough that I decided would be a distraction to my fellow church goers, so I stayed home to do church on the internet like a real millennial. Usually I listen to the sermons from Apex Community Church, a church I attended for a time in college, but this morning … Continue reading Moving forward
I haven't been blogging a lot lately. Here's why. I started blogging for the same reason I started doing a lot of things - I want people to like me. I want people to think I'm cool and smart. I wanted likes and comments and praise and fans. It sounds silly and feels weird to … Continue reading Here’s the thing about identity