Be(ar)ing Burdens

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬ We are called as Christians to bear one another's burdens--to lighten the load for our friends and neighbors by walking together and sharing in the joys, sorrows, and trials of this world. Have you ever tried to … Continue reading Be(ar)ing Burdens

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Be Devoted to One Another

"Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle." Romans 12:9-10 (The Message) So, friendship has been on my heart lately. (If we're friends on Facebook, you're probably thinking to yourself--"DUH!") … Continue reading Be Devoted to One Another

The Secret Life of the American Teenager

  Josh Griffin is a Youth Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California--one of the largest and most influential churches in the country. A few weeks ago, the High School Ministry at Saddleback ran a series called "Secrets" for which they collected secrets, PostSecret style, from the young people in their church. They spent two … Continue reading The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Permission to Speak Freely

I spent the majority of this past weekend soaking in Anne Jackson's latest (and by latest, I mean, it's only a year old) book, Permission to Speak Freely. The premise is similar to PostSecret, but with a message of hope and grace where PostSecret tends to leave its readers dangling. The basic premise of the verse began … Continue reading Permission to Speak Freely