We all have an innate desire to leave the world better than when you entered. Some people do this on a large scale through their work or earning big titles and important positions - but that’s not what I desire. Unlike these “large-scale” impacts, the only thing that’s won’t expire is the life-changing influence we can have on a person’s life. Because the reality is that, despite my accomplishments, in 4 years no one on this campus will know my name. 50 years after I die my distant family might remember me. Once a life has been touched, your mark can’t be erased and these lives that we touch have the potential to snowball an unmeasurable amount, for better or worse. My way of leaving the world a better place is through a relational investment in people’s lives - for the better. Instead of seeking illustrious, large-scale impacts I want people to experience me and walk away in some form a better person. And I want that to exponentially grow so they can in turn positively impact someone else.
Why would I invest my life in something with an expiration date?
A particular friend of mine never hesitates to tell me I’m sassy, and he’s usually right. This one’s for you, Ethan.
Sometimes you have to forgo doing something that’s popular to do what’s right. — Mo’nique
“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” [Psalm 27:14]
I will wait for my Husband, the ultimate Romancer.
You’re not going to want to deal with it when you wake up every morning. I am fully aware that there will be many times in my marriage when I roll over in the morning and look at my obnoxiously-snoring, eventually middle aged, and at some point balding husband (whoever this lucky fool is…) and I’m not going to want to deal with it. But I know I’ll be reminded of a promise. A promise I made, the rings we exchanged, a white dress of purity, and love raining from my husband, family, and friends.
But I’ve already been a bride. I am a bride. I am the bride of Christ. There are morning I wake up and roll over and think of the prospect of spending time with the Lord and I don’t want to deal with it. It’s like I’m looking at my husband 25 years into my marriage. I’m not excited. But as a bride, I made a promise. Christianity isn’t an obligation, or a relationship, it’s a marriage. It’s persevering every day even when you don’t want to, and afterwards being thankful you did because you’re reminded of why you fell in love in the first place.
I am the Bride of Christ.
spread your wings: Oh, everybody's making love 'cause love is free. -
Thought from a wise heart of homosexuality in the church and the people of the church. So worth reading!
It’s like Lord of the Ring meets modern wedding. AKA my dream wedding. With an emphasis on the dream part.