The band, Switchfoot, laments, “Oh, Gravity, / why can’t we seem to keep it together?” (ll.10,11). This lament strikes me so deeply right now, for with each passing Adventist Review article, or Ted Wilson sermon, or “I Support Women’s Ordination” post on Facebook, I see my denomination starting to strain.
"Meaningful relationships require presence and undivided attention. This is something that I’m finding more of a struggle to commit to as I become more “connected” to different forms of social media"
Recent news in sports have put a damper on the games we all love and enjoy, but there is a whole lot of good going on in the sports world that is not getting the same front page headlines that domestic violence charges are.
We can empower our youth with tools of genuine discernment which go deeper than the over simplistic question of asking “Is this good for me to be watching or not?
If your focus of a relationship is to be happy, you will fail. If your focus of a relationship is to be holy, you will be happy.
We easily forget that Jesus hung out with and helped heal Pharisees, even though He very much disagreed with many of their beliefs and actions. We like to remember the stories where he put them in their places – in the temple, when they were judging Mary’s gift of perfume, when they were trying to stone the woman caught in adultery. We forget that Jesus loved them.
If you want a person of quality and substance in your life, then you have to be willing to also be a person of quality and substance in your own life.