"Somewhere along the way, the church lost God and found self-righteousness. I know not all of you are like this. Some of you are genuine and pure and beautiful in your brokenness. This is a plea to those of you who are not."
"But when you resize a girl's pants from a 9 to a 16 and label it 'plus size,' how am I supposed to fight that? How do you expect me to convince her that she doesn't need to skip dinner for the next month because her pants size didn't *actually* go up by seven digits?"
But the thing about this new normal is that the void never goes away. The new normal never really becomes *normal* normal to you because you know what the real normal is supposed to look like. You experienced the authentic version.
Here’s the truth: not every man who calls himself a Christian is dedicated to the holiness God requires, and among men who are dedicated to the holiness of God, there is no cookie-cutter model of spiritual leadership.
One year ago today, I wasn’t the same person. I was an empty shell that barely even went through the motions. I wasn’t living. I was just there. One year ago today, I made a choice. I made a choice to live for the days I had missed and all the days that were to come. 365 days. 52 weeks. 12 months. 1 year. 1 year ago.
This life will bring you trials and tribulations. Maybe you've lost a loved one, maybe you're going through a break up, or maybe your depression is really getting the best of you. No matter the situation, God is here. He meets us where we are at, and His word gives us encouragement during times of grief and heartbreak.