It’s tempting to say whatever we think in the heat of the moment, calling it “honesty” - but how often do we think about how that honesty affects those around us? What’s our motivation for the words we say? In this week’s Take Five, we look at the craftsmanship of our words - those that talk about tough issues or those that can either lift up or judge our sisters.
Loving Past Appearances or Fears (Take 5)
This week, we learned about “fatism” and were convicted about how we judge overweight people - even ourselves sometimes. Are we willing to love ourselves and others past the outward appearances we see? Even more, we were challenged to live in courageous community and in gratitude to God and others. Click through for these posts and more of our favorites from around the web.
Assumptions, Judgment and Chai Tea Lattes
God is always with us. Isaiah 40:10 reminds us that the Lord will strengthen and help us, so we need not fear. One of the ways God does this is in the way that he teaches us - sometimes in surprising moments. In this short, funny and powerful post, RJ Thesman, writes about one such grace-drenched lesson from God. I appreciated her willingness to be transparent. I laughed out loud because I do the same things. My day is already brighter because I read it. May it do the same for you.