Apostleship.

3/9 ((from Bri)) I’ve never been big into titles for two reasons: #1 I’ve seen the power that comes with a title abused and #2 I want to fight against pride in myself. As I’ve grown up, I’ve realized there’s ignorance in some of my thinking around titles; when handled correctly, titles can be used…

Teaching.

3/8 ((from Jessica)) We are thankful Billy Graham used his gift of Evangelism. We are grateful Mother Teresa used her gift of Mercy. We are thankful C.S. Lewis used his gift of Wisdom. We are grateful Martin Luther King Jr. used his gift of Exhortation. We are thankful Corrie Ten Boom used her gift of…

Mercy.

3/7 ((from Megan)) Anyone else clunky with their spiritual gifts conversation? Someone asks what your spiritual gifts are and you toss out a self-depricating joke and deflect the question? Be real, I know some of you do. Its ok, I’m recovering from that too. What if we did that in human terms? Picture this: I…

Pastor/Shepherd.

3/6 ((from Natalie)) I’ve recently gotten a little geeky about personality tests. It started when I was out to dinner with some moms from my neighborhood. We were bonding over cocktails and delicious food while the conversation flowed easily from common interests. We laughed at somehow coming to the realization that Disney World is the…

Discernment.

3/5 ((from Kate)) Meyers-Briggs. Enneagram. Love Languages… there are so many ways for us to define ourselves, find ourselves, and fill others in on exactly who we are. I remember dating a guy who referenced that I was an “ENTJ” and he was an “ISFJ” in every single argument. In his estimation, I didn’t have…

Loved More Than Likes.

3/4 ((from Bridget)) I was raised in the Catholic church and for most of my upbringing, fasting meant one thing: no meat on Fridays.  For me, the worst part of that was my mom would usually prepare fish – and I hated fish.  I even remember that McDonald’s would seem to ramp up their filet-o-fish…

A Response to the Lord.

3/3 ((from Eve)) I don’t remember the first time I was introduced to fasting, but I do remember the context. I was probably in middle school or high school and it had a significant impact. One night, as my family gathered for dinner, my brother and I tucked into the meal before us and noticed…

40 Days With Christ.

3/2 ((from Bri)) I started participating in Lent about 8 years ago because I thought it was a good spiritual thing to do. It hadn’t gained too much popularity in my circles yet and so I thought I’d give it a try. Without doing a lot of research, I declared on social media that I…

Bread of Life.

3/1 ((from Jessica)) I heard His whisper as clear as day on that Sunday morning. “Jessica, I want you to give up carbs for Lent.” I knew it was Him, and I knew I wasn’t fancy to His opinion.  And so I did exactly what every “good girl sitting in a pew” would do…I ignored…

A Welcome Liturgy.

2/28 ((from Megan)) For most of my childhood years, I understood fasting for Lent by the borscht soup passed down through my Polish Catholic heritage, good to the last drop. Rumor holds that the bowl is filled with all the lenten fast contrabands: eggs, meat, whole wheat bread, sausage, and that zippy dash of horseradish….

Fast Asleep.

2/27 ((from Natalie)) In college my buddies nicknamed me Narco-Nattie and I didn’t take offense. I considered it an endearing name because it reflects one of my first true loves: sleep. I love to sleep. In my mind, sleep is luxurious.  And so, I’ve never known the thrill of a late-night Netflix binge; I can…

Are You a Better Christian?

2/26 ((from Kate)) “How we love you, HOW WE LOVE YOU. How we want you, HOW WE WANT YOU.” Blares on repeat through my headphones as I sit outside in the sun and pause to close my eyes and lay my palms open, surely confusing other patrons at this downtown coffee shop. I desperately want Him….