kimmywisegamgee asked: If you could only watch 5 movies for the rest of your life, what would they be? o_0
ooohhhh! ummm She’s Out of Your League, Anchorman, lotr (that still only counts as one!) (hahhhh get it!?), I Love You Man, Ip Man, aaannndddd the Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe :)
I’m starting to find that everyone’s Christian faith is utterly, uniquely different. Not so different on loving Jesus and loving people — but the way we wrestle through doctrine by strict academia or by poetic reflection, how we sing at the top of our lungs or in quiet osmosis, how some of us pray at sunrise in a pew or at three a.m. on a beach, how some of us are dying to journal or would rather die than journal, how our political tensions clash so broadly and brutally, how one forgives so quickly and the other is bitter indefinitely, how some of us are strong in faith or we’re faith-weaklings, how we each hold onto quirks like Bible translations and worship genres and preaching styles, how we like to gather in crowds of thousands or a group of a dozen.
There’s no need to fight over these things. No need to accuse another of being wrong, or to try to be better than the ‘other’ church, or to recast the same mold. We are so many shades of an endless jewel, a glorious community of unified diversity fueled by the endless imagination of God. I hope we don’t dash ourselves on our personalities. There is room for you and for me in this Body.
I think one of my new goals for my youth group and for my job is to get at least one of the high schoolers I go with to come to a youth group event.
so the Simply Youth Ministry conference was freaking crazy awesome mcAwesomesauce
there are so many things I can list that really impacted me but I’m not feeling committed enough to make a post of that magnitude right now haha I’ll say this though, it was one of the best feelings I’ve ever had to be around so many youth pastors and talk to so many people who know what I go through on a weekly basis. and it was even a better feeling to be specifically ministered to in the same way.
freaking just, yes. praise God
teach me to unlearn the ways my flesh only knows.
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things I reblog a lot: Cincinnati Reds, other sports interests, favorite music, Avatar the Last Airbender, Pokemon, How I Met Your Mother and other nerd-tastic things