Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. By purchasing through the links on my blog I receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you. For Lent this year, I’ve been working through Jennie Allen’s Made for This 40 … More Book Review | Made For This by Jennie Allen
This is such a strange time, self care is both encouraged by society but not so much that it becomes the only thing on your mind. It’s emotional, physical, and spiritual. Some Christians downright don’t like it as it comes across to them as selfish and indulgent.
Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, which means lent season is here. For those of you unfamiliar with lent it is the 40 days (minus Sundays) leading to Easter Sunday. It’s common practice to ‘give up’ something for lent, for the last several years I’ve made it a practice to do more during lent. Give to those … More Lent 2019
I want to preface this post with the following facts: I grew up in Texas, my grandfather was a member of the NRA, and I’ve never held a gun in my life.
I am not a foodie. I do love to eat but I don’t make amazing yummy food for the eye and for the stomach. I do on occasion read cookbooks, weird I know but it’s oddly satisfying. Try it some time.
I am guilty of not talking politics with those that disagree with my perspective. Mostly because my opinion on government and politics differs wildly from the people I hold most dear, my family. I admit to blocking and unfollowing A LOT of people since the election, and if we are being honest since before the … More Finished Reading: I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) a guide to grace-filled political conversations
Shannan’s book The Ministry of Ordinary Places shines a light on the unglamorous ministry of living life as a Christian where you are. You don’t need to go to Kenya or Nepal, Chile, or Ukraine to make a difference for God’s kingdom. That work, your work could very well be right in front of you. … More Finished Reading: The Ministry of Ordinary Places by Shannan Martin
Gather round my friends and let me tell you a story.
Something I’ve learned as I gotten older is to never diminish another’s waiting. We are all waiting on something, the bus, that phone call, him to get on one knee, on our next meal, test results, and so on. The list goes on forever.
Anger and mourning are two emotions I can feel simultaneously. It’s a set of emotions I feel frequently, unfortunately. I feel angry when I am typecast as a religious hateful person and I mourn for those who have distorted the love of God into hate speech. I understand the frustrations and hurt feelings we as … More Faith | Anger & Mourning