Nov 23, 2016

Barriers to Faith: What is God's Role in Our Changing World?

"Why did you stop going to church?"

There, it was out, the question that I'd been mulling over for so long.

I could visibly see the change in my dad's demeanor. His body tensed up; the lines on his face tightened. It was apparent that the topic of faith made him extremely uncomfortable.

"It's my own business," he told me.

"It's a question of salvation," I said.

Nov 16, 2016

How Do I Love Myself in All My Brokenness?

One of the hardest things for me to admit is that I don't know how to love myself. To not love myself is to reject the love and care shown to me by those who love me. It is to reject Jesus' sacrifice on the cross for me. I know what it means to love myself in theory: I know I need to self care, connect with loved ones, eventually date someone who treats me well and who loves God more than he loves me . . . and I know the reality that God loves me and has redeemed me through the blood of Christ.