Before You Pray

Isaiah 65:24 (NIV) reads

“Before they call I will answer;
while they are still speaking I will hear.”

I’ve always believed, because God is outside of space and time, that He has already heard the prayers the future me will pray.

For quite a few months last year, I struggled with morning anxiety. Waking up was painful as I was faced with so many unknowns: the deteriorating health of loved ones, incomplete projects, financial instability, family schedules . . . the list goes on and on.

I was unable to really write or even blog. I struggled with what to … read the rest. . .

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Fifty Shades of Controversy

I don’t care about the book. I don’t care about the movie.

I do care about the conversations going around Facebook and other social media sites.

I don’t care if your Christian or not. I don’t care if you like the book or the movie, or not.

Here’s what it boils down to for me:

The crux of the controversy is whether or not Christian people should go see this movie. I’ve read interesting arguments for both sides, and the main consensus is, it’s ultimately harmless, and what happens in a bedroom between two consenting adults is their business.

Wait. … read the rest. . .

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I don’t care if Chick-fil-A supports Biblical marriage. I don’t care if Henson Productions supports homosexuality. I don’t care.

I do care that people are being legalistic instead of loving, and people are being bullies. I do care that social media is jumping all over it as if we’re sending Earth’s orbit straight into the Sun.

I don’t care if someone is gay any more than I care what color their eyes are. If they aren’t willfully hurting someone, or if they aren’t blindly acting out of ignorance, I don’t care. Why? Because they don’t care who I do (or … read the rest. . .

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Hypocritical / Christian

We’ve been having some great conversation at my house lately. And so I want to ask you: What does being Christian mean to you?

Do you consider yourself Christian or not?
Do you hold Christians to a higher standard?
Do you think Christians have double standards?
Should Christians be more forgiving than they seem to be?
Should Christians be more firm than they seem to be?

Does grace and mercy outweigh other characteristics, such as discipline, protecting your family, etc? If someone has a track-record of negative actions should a Christian forgive and forget, or set up boundaries and say … read the rest. . .

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