In order to be the few, we need a faith that may look foolish to the world, but looks just right in God's eyes.
Submission (Definition) The action or fact of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person. An act of surrendering to a hold by one's opponent. No, thank you. In the Church, submission has a bad reputation. Mostly because of the Church, but that is not to generalize every church. Christian women think of submission as a gender specific religious role in society. We often hear, that because we are women, we are naturally under authority of men.
Seeds, Soils and Rejoicing in Slow Growth
The raw beauty of marriage often gets "covered up" in Christian conversation. As a Christian community, we have become afraid of the struggle that illuminates the very purpose of matrimony. We don't talk about failure. We cover up shame. No one can know our honeymoon phase never existed.
Our life holds many experiences, opinions of others and memories that can meld together to reflect our identity and value to us. But shouldn't that place as "Definer" go only to our Creator?
Freedom has been bought with a price, so that we all may experience it. Embrace yours.
Get mad? Of course we do. Now, what to do next?
- September 10, 2012 |
When your faith journey leads you downhill -- with fears and anxiety overwhelming you -- how can God make a way?
- September 10, 2012 |
Leading worship is more than a weekend gig when you let your church know you are real. Being a Christian is more than a weekend gig when you let the world know you are real.
If you could write a letter to your younger self about what you know now about the faith journey, what would you say?
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I knew my neighbors would laugh at me for edging my lawn with the kitchen shears, but it didn't matter....
You need accountability in your life. You aren't above transparency. We all need it. None of us are good enough to in our Christian walk.
- August 28, 2012 |
As the Fall approaches and our family schedule has started to overflow, I realized it was time re-employ my favorite time and money saving strategy!
- August 25, 2012 |
The refining and improving of our own life is uncomfortable. But perhaps the greatest gift we can bring ourselves today is this process with God.
- August 24, 2012 |