I don't know how to talk about these days. I only know God is present and moving and working and I am THRILLED ... beyond THRILLED to watch. When I need to kick an attitude or some sadness, I just think about the ONE thing that trumps all other things in order of importance. I think about how everything struggles to pull that ONE thing away from its place of greatest importance. Basically, I'm diving straight into this last phase with "HOLD NOTHING BACK" mentality. Jesus is too important and I love these kids too much. The results make me ask why I've been with any other mentality ever.
While I'm trying to figure these things out, here are some things to read:
This is an interesting series in Q about arts and entertainment and how culture has/is shaping what we make of it. Veneer of Arts and Entertainment
I think this is a timely and helpful article about loving our enemies after recent events. We are not just called to love our next door neighbors (although we have issues with that, too). We are called to straight up love our enemies. Whew!
I am becoming more and more averse to the Bible used as a moral rulebook and pastors using Jesus as a moral teacher. Check out this article from Desiring God Ministries and think on it with me.
I admit this article grabbed my attention with the words "bikini barista" in the title... but it's totally worth a read. Wendy Alsup, who writes on this blog and also has several books, talks in the article about the struggle for independence being one of the worst consequences of our sin.
Okay, so I'll leave you with that. I have things to read and "hold nothing back" messages to send! :)
let LOVE fly like cRaZy
here are more senior trip pictures