Sometimes you just have to hit pause and take stock. Which is something God encourages!
I just recently returned from a yearly mission trip to Guatemala. This was my third trip, and most of the activities were feeling fairly "old hat." I knew what to do, when to do it, and almost exactly what to expect. We visited two villages, spending two days in each village. We offered medical, dental,... Continue Reading →
A really good read from The Wild Frontier - is God just or is he gracious? Is there a way to put the two together? And when we're unsure of how we should act, should we always default to grace instead of justice? Some great thoughts here, especially applicable to needing more grace and less... Continue Reading →
If we saw grace lived out in churches as often as we sang Amazing Grace, the Church would be an incredible place indeed.
A great thought from Millennial Millions blog, a reminder to all generations. Focusing on the problems previous generations handed you is easy. Focusing on the benefits they handed you is hard.
Focusing on the problems is important. We’re going to have to fix them. But we can’t lose perspective that we’re all in this together, we need to appreciate those who went before and the unique opportunities their hard work provided us.
It’s easy to criticize Boomers or Gen Xers as a Millennial – but then you look around at the actual Boomers and Gen Xers you know and there’s a lot to respect. Our grandparents, our parents, our teachers, our mentors – these are all part of other generations who tried the best, for themselves and for us. Spend some time today thinking on what God has given you through those He sent before you.
As someone who is constantly engaged in YouTube, Blogging, Instagram, etc. I see so many millennial posts of travelling the world and making money from different social media platforms. It’s truly amazing. So many of these people don’t sit in an office from 9-5 but rather their office is overlooking the beautiful ocean, mountains, or forests in all different parts of the world. As I was thinking about this concept I began exploring this idea. I soon had a deep appreciation for the generations before us and how they never had this luxury.
I think of my parents and my friend’s parents who worked day in and day out to make a living for their families. They were often up early and came home late from work. How foreign it would seem to them to be able to travel as much as they’d like and in the meanwhile get paid…
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Were the "lost Gospels" lost for good reason, or are we missing the bigger picture because they were suppressed by orthodoxy and church politics?
A common misconception about Jesus is that he never claimed to be God. Many who deny his divinity love to point this out. It is true, he never actually said the words “I am God,” but what he didn’t say is not as important as what he did say. And there are times where what... Continue Reading →
Are you a worrier or a warrior? Are you living in the identity God chose for you, or floundering in an identity the world assigned you? Read on...
Recently, I was reading a book on faith and theology from the local public library. I’ve been able to get back to reading about faith and theology as a hobby rather than academic “work”, and I’ve been loving it. With this particular book, I was deeply engaged in it and its call to reexamine common... Continue Reading →