In the current state of the world, Christians are struggling with Jesus’ call to love our neighbor as ourselves. This was only listed second to loving God with all our hearts, souls, and minds. Why do we struggle with a command to love? We live in a nation that has sacrificed love for distrust. Read [...]
Anger and mourning are two emotions I can feel simultaneously. It's a set of emotions I feel frequently, unfortunately. I feel angry when I am typecast as a religious hateful person and I mourn for those who have distorted the love of God into hate speech. I understand the frustrations and hurt feelings we as [...]
Respect - a high or special regard Love - strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties (from Webster.com) I've always heard these two phrases in association with respect: You have to give respect to get respect. Respect your elders. You have to give respect to get respect. Can I break this down [...]
Tolerance- noun; a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whoseopinions, beliefs, practices, racial or ethnic origins, etc., differ fromone's own; freedom from bigotry. In light of the events happening today, I offer this perspective on tolerance in 2017 and beyond. I read Wild and Free from Jess Connolly & Hayley Morgan last year (HERE) and chapter 9 is quiet literally the bees knees. I would read a whole book devoted to the topics that Jess brings up. [...]
I love how far we have come! Happy Valentine's day readers!
Have I ever told you how much you mean to me? How much I loved your black-eyed peas and playing 15 cents? Well, I can't say how much you mean to me. It's more than words could ever say. Your black-eyed peas are the best I have ever eaten and playing 15 cents is only [...]