hi okay for those of you who don’t know i’m a christian and lately all over my facebook people only ever post modesty or sex blogs and what the christian ideal for sex and marriage and modesty and all of that stuff and kelly and i have been super annoyed and had a discussion about all of it so i wrote out my feelings and now we have this. so if you’re interested in christianity, sex, modesty, marriage, all of that crud, you can read it believe. this doesn’t apply to people who aren’t christians either, because i’m not going to hold you to something you don’t believe in. that would be really silly and not nice.
- Don’t ever tell anyone they look tired.
- Help people, and if you offer to help someone, follow though.
- Be kind to people who work in retail and food service.
- Let someone know you’re not interested.
- Actually “hang out sometime.”
- Be a little more honest.
- Stop calling each other mean names on the internet.
- Send more letters (not emails) and gifts.
- Give more genuine complements.
- Have more patience while waiting in lines.
For five weeks, we went on a road trip through East Africa. And this is how we captured it.
Unbeatable.. These feelings during one of the best songs.
This is what I want my life to look like.
I went to Kenya last summer & this video reminds me of the beautiful experiences that I had there. But it also makes me want to see more of Africa. So good.
I use this analogy often, as Christians we tend to act like we have a belief system that is like a bubble: It is fragile and easily popped if anything even touches any part of it. We think we have to protect our bubble.
But when did the Christian faith become so fragile? It is OK to ask the tough questions, to question our beliefs to find them to be true (and if not true to find the truth God is revealing to us).
Instead of a bubble, our beliefs should be like a Jenga tower that is built on a solid foundation (that of Jesus Christ and the “essentials” of the Christian faith). It should be malleable, able to be corrected, able to be taught, able to be taken apart, examined and built once more back on that foundation.