Martha, Martha. Revamp your to-do list

A lesson from Martha and Mary on the importance of adding love to your to-do list

I just finished making a to-do list for the day

  • laundry
  • dishes
  • important phone call
  • school work
  • haircuts
  • dinner (plan and prep)
  • de-clutter the living room (i.e. project: find the tabletops)
  • try not to freak out.

I feel my stress level rising. Put that to-do list on hold!

Time to pray.

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Naked and Not Ashamed: Seeing Myself as an Image of God

Imagine someone saying to you, “I am naked and I’m not ashamed.”

Did your eyebrows go up? Mine did. Yeah, TMI hippie, thanks for sharing… This comment is at least a little inappropriate, and definitely awkward.

But the Bible tells us Adam and Eve were able to say this, and not just to brazenly make someone else feel uncomfortable, but say it and mean it.

Would I ever be able to be “naked and not ashamed?”

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Picasso: Seeing Beauty in the Brokenness

I Just don’t see it.

How is this art? This broken, distorted face, it’s not even beautiful. I could paint a face all wrong, too. And I would never be famous for it.

Picasso, I don’t see what you see.

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Will You Also Go Away?

Sometimes I feel like quitting. It’s too hard to pray before bedtime; it’s much easier to turn on Netflix. It’s easier to press like on the latest post begging for donations to send to Haiti; it’s a lot harder to budget the money to send.too hard to speak up about controversial topics, I’d much rather just mind my own business. It’s more socially acceptable to laugh along with the gossip than to interject some blatantly kind words, or suddenly change the subject. Many times, every day, and every week, I am faced with the choice: follow Jesus, or turn away.

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