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Equality and marriage for all!

No doubt I’m sure you all noticed the endless sea of red equal sign pictures that were floating over just about every social network in existence. I watched in both shock and horror as people I knew joined in with changing their profile picture and replacing it with the aforementioned picture — Christian people… people I thought knew better.

I was wrong.

So decided to change my profile picture as well. It seemed like the thing to do…

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Question of the day: government and marriage.

Over the years we’ve seen a decline in the moral and ethical views of the American people – especially when it comes to marriage.

There are several states which have made marriage for same-sex couple legal. A couple of months ago I read an article about how the “gay crowd” is now pushing for the legalization of incestuous relationships — including relationships between a grandmother and her grandson (and their surrogate mother), twin brothers, fathers and daughters, etc.

This is a disturbing age we live in, and it’s getting worse and worse with every day that passes. Even so come quickly, Lord Jesus.

Use Scripture to back your opinions. Please. and thank you.

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Grasping tight the pen.

A couple weeks back, Lauren over at Beautifully Broken asked a group of bloggers to fill in for her while she enjoyed a much-needed vacation.

You may recognize Lauren – she wrote a guest post for my blog while I was recovering from surgery (which I am ever grateful for). You can read the guest post she wrote for Grow Up! {here}.

To read the guest post I wrote for Lauren, click the following link: {Grasping tight the pen.}

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The Waiting Period.

“Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof; and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.”  (Ecc. 7:8)

It is the classic part of the story, insert dramatic music; suspense has been built and right at the climax of the story love finds a way to bring the couple together.  We come away from our movie or book very satisfied with the ending.

However, life often doesn’t give us such a quick sense of understanding.  So what do we do when we are ready for the person that we will share our everyday joys, struggles, accomplishments, and failures with?  We wait…  (I know, I know, I know; I am not the most patient person so I do understand — you feel like you just grabbed ticket number 4 and they are calling number 7 and the line is out the door). 

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Not God’s Plan B.

Plans.

We all have them–some of us more so than others.  I tend to be the type of person who plans every little detail of my life, from what meals I’m cooking for the week to what I’m going to be doing five years from now.  To say I’m Type A would be an understatement…my life runs more smoothly when I feel that I’m in control.

Some things, however, cannot be controlled, as I have had to learn the hard way.

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Mucho amore.

It’s Valentine’s Day. or Single’s Awareness Day. or whatever-you-want-to-call-it Day. woo-hoo.

I’ve never really liked Valentine’s Day. I always viewed it as the one day each year that girls think it’s their God-given right to whine and demand expenses gifts of their significant other. It’s the one day a year for the guy to be exceptionally nice to his girl. It’s the one day each year where a couple feels obligated to be extra lovey-dovey towards each other. Ew. Couples shouldn’t wait for February 14 to roll around each year to be sweet and do special things for each other. That should be an ongoing, every day thing.

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Book Review: “Passion & Purity” (Elisabeth Elliot)

I read this book a few months ago (and by that I mean I started reading it in September 2010 and didn’t finish it until sometime in November), wrote a {little post} about it 7 chapters into the book, started the review shortly thereafter, and am now getting around to finishing it up and posting it. :]  That’s what happens when your mind goes at a million(ish) miles a minute and you constantly start writing new things down… eventually some articles get lost in the never-ending abyss of “drafts.” So for the late posting of this review, I apologize.

Passion & Purity” by Elisabeth Elliot is an amazing book. It’s a testimony. It’s an encouragement. It’s a guide-book. It’s convicting and challenging. It’s a wonderful example of what godly, Christian, pre-marital relationships should be like. It’s God-honoring. It’s raw and it’s honest.

I experienced a whole range of emotions while I read this – hurt, disappointment, anger, frustration, love, happiness, heartbreak, loneliness, strength, holiness… you name it, I felt it.

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What Christianity is NOT.

I normally don’t call people out on things when I disagree with them. In fact, if I’m ever upset enough about something I’ll write a generalized post such as {here} and {here}. But, for the most part, usually I just let it slide — unless it really, really irks me. Well, I’m irked. And I mean really.

This is what Christianity is NOT.  If you are not a Christian and you’re reading this – please realize that while there are a few overboard, hating radicals out there, this is not the norm – nor is it what Jesus Christ teaches in His Word. Please, don’t turn deaf ears on the Lord because you’ve encountered people like this. These people are getting it wrong. While some of their core doctrine might be spot on, the way they’re presenting it and what they’re wrapping it all up in is completely wrong.

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Confessions of a RIFB girl of 20-something {dating websites.}

And we’re back with yet another episode (“episode”…? episode. *shrugs* I guess…)  of the Confessions of a Rebellious, Independent, Fundamental, Baptist Girl of 20-something.

Relationships are sometimes hard to come by in Christian circles. And by “relationships” I’m referring to girlfriend/boyfriend relationships. Admit it… sometimes the pickings are slim to none. What do you do when that  happens?!  Well… 😀

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My Ceiling {quiet. reserved. mute.}

I don’t have any one particular thing on my mind this morning, but I do have a bunch of little random things on my mind. A while back on one of my old blogs, I did these posts that I called my “ceilings.” My best friend told me about how she used to write little quotes, questions, songs, or whatever else she was thinking about on her ceiling. One day she told me I needed a ceiling to write my musings and questions on. Knowing that my parents would kill me if I wrote on my actual bedroom ceiling, I compromised and decided to type out my thoughts on a “pretend ceiling” (aka my blog).

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