"Echo Chamber": an environment in which a person encounters only beliefs or opinions that coincide with their own, so that their existing views are reinforced and alternative ideas are not considered. Are you in an echo chamber? If you're American, chances are you currently find yourself in a political echo chamber. If you've read my … Continue reading Get Out Of The Echo Chamber
Do you ever have moments when you find yourself reminiscing? This past week, I decided to go on a search for my husband's baptism picture. I didn't know him when he was baptized, but I had seen the photo many times on Facebook and wanted to save it for my kids to see in the … Continue reading The True Meaning of Fellowship.
We all know "that" person. On social media, their life is perfect. They never have a bad day. Every single moment they breathe on Earth is a blessing and they will make sure you know that. And yet, even with all their perfect pictures, we all know that couldn't possibly be true. Nobody lives their … Continue reading Human.
Do your life look more like the works of the flesh or the fruits of the Spirit? Certainly many of us who call ourselves Christians would immediately say "the fruits of the Spirit, of course"...but would that be an accurate answer? Would your friends on Facebook agree with your answer? Or would they see the … Continue reading Examine Yourself
Have you ever been reminded of a bad day you once had? Lately I've made a rule to not look at my social media until after I'm done spending time the Word. I've found it really helpful to spend time with God and read about faithful brothers like Peter and Paul before I open myself … Continue reading All Things Work Together
This morning, while reading Acts, one section in particular hit me hard. "After they called in the apostles and had them flogged, they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus and released them. Then they went out from the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be treated … Continue reading Have You Counted the Cost?
"I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. Yet I hold this against you: You … Continue reading The One About The American Church
Can I be honest? I was guilty of enjoying cancel culture. For those who don't know, "cancel culture" is the phenomenon that occurs when people, especially celebrities and those with popularity, act inappropriately (like being openly racist) and being exposed (which tends to lead to them being fired from their jobs, outcasted by society, etc). … Continue reading We Need To Cancel “Cancel Culture”
American Christianity is tiresome. American Christianity will tell you that if you don't vote for a certain person, watch certain news stations, read certain websites, etc, you couldn't possibly know Jesus. Depending on what "side" you may find yourself on, you were offended reading what I just wrote. The truth is, neither party worships Jesus. … Continue reading The Elephant, The Donkey, The Lion & The Lamb
I remember the day when I realized I had a problem. My friend and I were laughing at a fellow brother in Christ, talking about all of the ways he was so "twisted" and "wrong" in his theology. In the middle of our laughter, a friend of ours (who was a pastor) turned around and … Continue reading Addiction to Pride