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.
In the current state of the world, Christians are struggling with Jesus’ call to love our neighbor as ourselves. This was only listed second to loving God with all our hearts, souls, and minds. Why do we struggle with a command to love?
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.
Gather round my friends and let me tell you a story.
Remember Wild & Free? When reading Wild & Free I felt empowered to my core, I read it with energy and gusto. It made me active and actively changed me. Preach to Yourself, is not quite the same. While Wild & Free felt youthful and energetic, Preach to Yourself is more like sitting down and … More Finished Reading | Preach to Yourself by Hayley E. Morgan
First, yep. Faith & Feminism. Two F words. Second, oh you’re still here! Well then, let’s begin.
I’m a long time RHE fan, I’ll never forget reading Welcome to Monkey Town (renamed Faith Unraveled) nearly 5 years ago after moving to Colorado the first time in 2012. Every book of hers since then has made a lasting impression on my perspective and my faith walk, her personal journey and deep reflective way … More Faith | Finished Reading: Inspired- Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans
This is a tough subject. But one that has been pulling at my attention for a while no matter how many times, I try to ignore it. So, here we go.
First of all, I’ve been reading this since the end of February and although a small book it’s packed full of information that I probably didn’t grasp all of. A little back history, Travis and I began attending a Mennonite church when we first arrived in COS in 2012. After moving to California we joined … More Faith | Finished Reading: Anabaptist Essentials by Palmer Becker