Testify is a buzz word in the sect of Christianity I've come from. Testify, testament, testimony.. all words from the same root. As such, like many words from the same subculture, give me a slightly cringe-y feeling. Not to offend or dismiss the decade I spent in evangelistic charismatic churches. I wouldn't even say I … Continue reading Testify, Celebrate, Lifted
Today I just had a feeling that it was going to be a weird day, a sign. Usually when I experience this, I do in fact have a weird day. I waited for a call for school to be cancelled due to the impending Nor'easter bound for the East Coast. No call came. Some schools … Continue reading Signs
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of … Continue reading Word
The best way to crawl out of a pit of depression and doubt is to remember what God has done for you. Even if you're not 100% sure he's in the day-to-day goings on, there have to be clear marks that he's done something good in your life. Not that he's cause something to cause … Continue reading Remember
Zeal, Celebrate, Consume
WordPress says 'share your story here' on the mobile app when you go to begin a post. Here goes, with a challenge to myself to include all the words for days I've missed. I was super zealous after I became a Christian when I was 13. I had a pretty radical experience and everyone had … Continue reading Zeal, Celebrate, Consume
I wonder if God's glory that resides in heaven is a bright light. That's how I always imagine it when I read the word glory in the Bible. A catch phrase I remember hearing for the decade plus we attended charismatic churches was something something something for God's glory. If doing something for God's glory … Continue reading Glory
It's not something people like talking about. Well, not real suffering anyway. We joke and say we have first world problems, but our voices echo what's in our hearts so maybe we've I internalized our prim, proper, and privileged suffering. We all have one thing in common : the human condition. This is something an … Continue reading Suffer
I'm reading another book about death, called Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death. Even in 2018 it amazes me how little Americans talk about this complex something that ails every single human and living thing on the planet. Naturally when I think of the word life I also think … Continue reading Life
Save. Save some money. Save a life. Save it for later. Save it for the weekend. Saved from the flood. Saved from the Egyptians. Saved from conquering armies. Saved from Goliath. Saved from ourselves.
Lose your life. Gain your life in Christ. The full meaning of that verse has always alluded me. I get that my life must be surrendered to Christ, but what does that look like? Really? In my day to day life? It's definitely something to pray about especially in this season of somber reflection. I … Continue reading Lose
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