With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to know how a Christian single guy handles this holiday. Is he sad? Depressed? Happy? Mad? I wanted the inside scoop!
Yearly Archive:: 2014
Valentine’s Day has a way of polarizing our hearts. While we may be content to wait for God’s timing for love the rest of the year, February races in with a new batch of questions, anxieties, and regrets. We suddenly have an intense longing for the kind of romantic love the world seems to be selling in the form of candy hearts, overpriced roses, and candlelit dinners. So what’s a girl to do?
A few years ago, my stylish friend from New York started sharing her hand-me-downs with me. They were dropped off in Ralph Lauren bags and displayed tags like DKNY. Turns out “hand-me-downs” isn’t necessarily synonymous with junk! Did you know God gives us His better-than-DKNY hand-me-downs?
Maybe it’s because I love to tell a good story. Maybe it’s about one-upmanship. Maybe I worry I won’t be interesting without it. For whatever reason, I have to fight the urge to constantly exaggerate. I overshoot the details of the story, overshare what happened, and build up the emotions to a crescendo. I’m in good company. Let’s take a quick tour of some exaggerators in the Bible.
After years of Bible zooming, I’ve realized that my relationship with God, understanding of Scripture, and general peace in life is not what it should be. God didn’t intend for us to open the Bible, sprint through the passages, and then move on. He gave us the Bible to study, meditate on, gain wisdom from, and grow from. How can we do those things if we are not spending quality time in the Bible?
Sixth grade was the year I became self-aware; that is to say, sixth grade was the year I became aware that I was a self-centered, obnoxious jerk of a human being. It had taken twelve years for me to grow this full of myself; I was not a nice person. I know this for at least two reasons. . .