Here’s a few videos and articles that have stirred up my little heart lately. I love feeling stirred. At first it’s a little panicky, like “whooooooa wait I was so comfortable”, but then its that satisfying feeling of a whirring brain and a pondering heart. So here yah go…
Judah Smith, of The City Church in Seattle, talks about Jesus encountering us and making everything new. He uses the event of healing the lame man at the pool as a BEAUTIFUL in John 5. It made me cry.
Jamie’s writing always makes me laugh, cringe, and most importantly THINK deeply about my life and my faith. This is one blog post that I loved recently, but really her whole archive is FULL of gems. This one is entitled “Fortune Cookie Faith.” In our culture of Tweets and short attention spans, we have less and less patience and attention for things that require immense time and effort… like reading our Bibles. Here is a little excerpt from the post.
“I’m pretty sure I’ve never read a life changing tweet. Not one. And I’m certain I’ve never written one. That’s because the fullness of the Gospel will never be captured in a single sentence. Or a paragraph. Or a clever blog post. Or even a tacky three page Bible tract. Instead, it lays itself out over a lifetime; threading its way between morning and night, quietly abiding our self created chaos and gently bearing our indiscretions. It seeps into our bones over time. It nurtures us slowly, whispering light into our dark places and shoring up our weak spots. Grace doesn’t fit in a fortune cookie.”