Ignorance is Bliss.

Malak

Her name is Malak. And it means “angel”.

Clichés are a lot of fun, and this one is no exception.  I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of people say this phrase no matter where you are in life.  It’s said about many things and seems to be used less as you grow older, the thought being that you have lost your ignorance and can no longer dwell in the bliss it provides.   Continue reading

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Look Me in the Eyes.

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Suggested listening for this post: “Fix My Eyes” by for KING & COUNTRY

Did you know that it is scientifically proven that women make more eye contact in a standard conversation than men do?  I find that fascinating.  Considering all the other things that are scientifically proven about the differences between men and women and daily life, it isn’t very surprising…but it is fascinating.

My spiritual reading yesterday drove me to pull out my old nonverbal communication book from college.  I learned some interesting things about eye contact.  What?  Oh, you mean you don’t understand why spiritual reading would drive me to eye contact?  Well, the book I’m currently reading is called Fervent and the author said some things and I got to thinking about some things and basically, it lead me to this idea of eye contact. Continue reading

The Jobian Dilemma.

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I heard a Bible teacher one time say this phrase: “Unique interpretations are usually wrong”.  His point was that, if someone is offering you a view on Scripture that no one else has had, it’s a sign of danger.  I wrote in my notes next to this phrase, “I disagree”.  And I do.  I believe that, as the Bible teaches, we need to search out everything we hear concerning Scripture and Jesus to make sure that the teaching lines up with Scripture and what we know about the character of God from the person of Jesus (1 John 4:1).

All that being said, in the way of an introduction, I would like to share a thought with you.  I seek to communicate up front that this is a personal thought I had during study this morning.  It is not explicit in Scripture, I did not read it from some great theologian.  I do believe God laid it on my heart and it is thought-provoking.  So I want to share. Continue reading

MONDAY!!!

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Good morning folks!  Why don’t we start off our week with a little inspiration?  I’m reading through Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest this year and today’s got me right where I’ve been failin’ and flailin’!  The exact sentence he uses is: “We seem to think God wants us to give up things!”  But he argues, rather Scripturally and accurately, that what God really wants us to do is live and accept better things.  Enter the YouVersion Bible app (which you should totally be using!).  Here’s the verse for the day!  Now…go live for God!

“For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for Him who for their sake died and was raised.”
2 Corinthians 5:14-15 (ESV)

Understatment

One of my all time favorite theologians (if I may be permitted to use that word at 7:30 in the morning) is Warren Wiersbe.  I just really connect with his writings and he opens up the Scriptures in a way that resonates with me.  In my personal Bible study time I truly look forward to climbing into his commentary and letting him dig me out.  That being said, today, he said something I just…I don’t know about.  So I want to talk with you about it, okay?

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I love how those clouds look like a city.  A city in the clouds.  I’m going one day.  Wanna come with?!

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One-Way Conversations – Devo #1

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This is an album I have been waiting for, for a long time!  And…it did NOT disappoint.  Hollyn is an awesome young lady and I see a long career for this twenty-year-old female powerhouse.  Again, this is her first full-length album…so let’s check it out.

Devo #1: “Can’t Live Without”

Tell me you listened to the song!  Just click that link right up there and check it out.  This girl is on fire.  I mean seriously…Hollyn is on point.  But that’s enough praising her.  Let’s follow her heart and her voice as they point us straight to Jesus. Continue reading