All through my childhood years, I have always heard that we ought to be set apart and not conformed to this world. Although I understood what my elders were trying to relay to me, I also felt that they used the verse to keep us from mingling with the other denominations (but that’s a matter in and of itself). I was watching a sermon one night and the speaker used the same verse but put a twist to it that I have never heard before....more
Let go of me” she must have said as they dragged her out of the room and through the streets. “Stop it, your hurting me.” She said. They continued dragging her through the crowd and threw her on the ground. Right there in the center of the crowd laid Mary Magdalene.
I could just imagine the pain and shame she felt as the lawmen rallied to have her stoned. “What will become of me? I don’t want to die this way.” She must have thought. “He said he loved me, why is he now chanting with them.” She cried. Then the crowd grew silent.
So yesterday my family and I set out to put in an application for an apartment. I filled out the form and handed it to the young lady. She took it and put in a rolodex and told us Debbie would get back to us. I was a bit disappointed that we weren’t shown some immediate options. However, I quickly reminded myself that God has a plan and I needed to wait on Him.
“It’s 5pm! YES!” Another day of work ended and I was elated. It was a long and packed day but the good Lord brought me through it. I began packing up and realized that I had class tonight. Even worse, it’s my Theological Survey class which is a bit challenging. “But I’m soo tired. I can barely keep my eyes open.” I said to myself. “Can’t I just skip tonight? I’ll make it up.”
When my grandma was dying, my born-again Christian mother was very concerned about the state of her soul. One day, after staying by her side for days and days, Mom asked Grandma if she would care to invite Jesus into her heart as her personal savior.Grandma said, "I'm kinda like S____ [that is, *me*, her granddaughter]. I don't like anyone bossing me."I am flattered by this story, because my grandma and I share this in common. We don't want to believe in Mom's religion. We're not Christians. It's a fact....more
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