It dawned on me that laziness in any form is spiritual laziness. We don’t decide to be lazy out of nowhere. We consciously decide to set aside our responsibilities and gifts to indulge our flesh.
And no single gunman, no hand of a terrorist, no disease or cancer, no tragic accident, nor even the final days of our old age can ever separate us from the love and sheer grace of God. Read these two comforting words in the Bible.
Brand’s road to recovery began over fifteen years ago. Along the way, he's learned to embrace what God says about him, rather than seeking fulfillment and relief in drugs, sex, alcohol, and fame.
“A lot of times, Christians and churches make it seem like if you are a person who struggles with mental illness, then it’s because your faith is not strong enough, or Jesus isn’t actually in your life.”
May we write them down on post-it notes and index cards; Hang them above our beds, our shower curtains, our mirrors and doors-–the places and things we see most throughout the day. And may we pray them “without ceasing." Anxiety has no place where God's love dwells.
When sexual harassment happens in public, women feel trapped. They don’t want to make a scene, they don’t want to prompt aggression in the harasser, so we often just remove ourselves from the situation.