Ok, the election is over. So now what? If you are a United States citizen and you voted for the president in this election, one of two things has happened for you: 1. Your candidate won, or 2. Your candidate lost. Great! …so, now what? A record number of people turned out for this election. … Continue reading DID YOUR SIDE WIN?
Imprints are impressions. They aren’t necessarily tangible and you can’t always quite put your finger on them sometimes. When you encounter people, you’re left feeling a certain way or another. When people encounter you, they’re left feeling some kind of way too!
Have you ever just had it? Like… something just burrowed its way in, down to your last nerve, and that was it. There wasn’t any more of what (or who)-ever it was that you could take. Any more and that would be the end of it. Any more and you were going to take swift and decisive action. You ever had it like that?
The story of the paralyzed man being healed does not expressly state that these men who carried him were his friends. We come to this conclusion because of what they cared about; and consequently, what they couldn’t have cared less about. Well how do you know what they did or did not care about? Funny you should ask. There’s a simple axiom that explains it all: “Actions speak louder than words.”
Everyone knows about love languages. I see it all the time, on Twitter… people proclaiming their love language. Insisting theirs makes the most sense. Suggesting there’s got to be something wrong with people whose love language is that one, or this other one. Some people have made up love languages too. Like, wings. Wings is not one of the options. Stop it. Lol (wings are good, tho)
This is something I’ve struggled with these last few days. What is the perfect protest? What is the recipe for the savory treats that are palatable for the majority to take and eat ye all of what needs to change? My reading of history has not provided me any perfect answers. The way we combat the forces of evil may vary, depending on the circumstance. Not every battle is the same fight.
How would you describe the life of Jesus? How would you say He lived, while on earth? Is there anything we can learn from the life of Jesus that we can apply to our own lives? When we are faced with various life situations or faced with decisions to make, one question often presented is “what would Jesus do?” Now, depending on your personality and how you’d like the situation to turn out, you might say something like, “well we don’t know because JeSuS nEvER wEnT tHrOuGh tHiS.” It would be unproductive, but you might say it lol I’m not picking on you; I’ve said it too.
I am interested in increasing my understanding, in pursuit of The Truth. This is not a Paul Pierce stan page. I’m talking about the truth truth! Jesus has a better crossover, He’s more consistent from the deep, and has more impressive victories. Ok… not Ray Allen either... Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus is The Truth.
Do you remember Dolly the Sheep? Dolly was a sheep cloned by scientists in 1996. She was a pioneer. Cloning animals has become pretty common place since then. Now we kind of try to avoid GMOs, but this isn’t a soapbox for that topic. I bring up Dolly because she (brace yourself) reminds me a bit of Jesus. Yep! I did it. I compared a sheep made in a lab to the Lamb of God. You’ll be alright.
We know who our neighbors are, in the biblical sense. But I wonder if we know who ‘people’ is. I’ll spare you the suspense: WE are people—you and I. An element of this command that I don’t think gets enough attention is the “as yourself” part. Love your neighbor as YOURSELF. This means we have to love ourselves.