First World Problems Anthem

I absolutely love this: seeing third world people talk about first world problems. They aren’t real problems, okay?

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Get Real

Meeting up with a good friend for some prayer time really sparked something in me that I have been trying to get over for a while; I am always happy, or it looks that way often. Now, don’t turn your back on this in the very beginning.  I’m just saying I don’t tend to show my emotions to people…I have one default emotion and that’s pretty much what everyone sees on a daily basis.  I’ve come to the realization that I am not an emotional girly-girl who cries at anything and everything. And I’m perfectly content with that…believe me.

I think this kind of goes back to yesterday where I talked about idolatry.  External idolatry, though very important to take care of, isn’t as important as internal idolatry.  You can always see when someone is superficial or materialistic; you can’t see when someone has that idolatry on their heart.  It’s kind of the same with emotions…you can always see an outward emotion, but when something is of the heart, you can never see that.

I think it’s almost like I’m not real with people, or myself.  Even Jesus wept (John 11:35). This has just been something that has been tugging on my heart lately.  I think preparing for my upcoming mission trip has helped me get in that mindset to have a yearning of compassion for people.  I have had my share of heartaches in my life, and I know what it’s like to have a hard time with things.  I just want to be able to share what I’ve learned and experienced with people who are looking for that shoulder to cry on.

So, while I work on that, you work on being you and walking with the Lord daily.  God bless,

Paige

Psalm 19:1-“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.”

Hipsters, Jesus, and, of course, Pizza

So, today I received my first taste of a, dare I say it, hipster church.  I got to go to Redeemer KC with a few friends from school.  It was so intimidating; I’m so used to 100-150 people, all of whom know my name.  But, once I broke through that weird, emotional barrier every single new person has, I found myself fitting in with these other Christians.  It was, to say the least, a fantastic and eye-opening experience.  I was so used to older (no offense) people who wanted the same hymns every Sunday.  This church broke what I had always thought church was and rearranged my thoughts about it.

Not only was the church itself pretty darn cool, the service was absolutely wonderful.  The preacher spoke on idolatry, and what that really means to Christians.  If you don’t think you have other idols besides God, good for you, but I highly doubt it.  I mean, everyone at some point in their life has chosen something above God…I know I have.  The preacher emphasized how we need to run, flee from idolatry; it is nothing but a call to the evil in this world…idolatry equals death.  When you idolize something more than you adore and worship God, you are switching teams…playing for the enemy.  The service really hit home to me because sometimes I really feel like I idolize things, even minor things, more than I adore the Lord.  If you want to listen to it, you can find it on iTunes, or redeemerkansascity.org.  Seriously, their services are amazing.

I’m just going to add to this that lunch was also amazing…no joke.  After the service, we went to a little pizza shop called dBronx.  They have this unexpectedly delicious pizza that has a zillion different toppings on it.  I am kind of a purist when it comes to pizza, but I had to try this.  It had mushrooms, olives, peppers, pepperoni, etc.  Oh, man…good stuff.  If you’re ever in the downtown KC area, try the Bronx Special pizza..well worth the money.

Well, this is goodbye for today.  Hopefully, you’ll come back tomorrow to find out other little quirks about me.

Psalm 115:1-“Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.”