I was torturing myself on the treadmill at the gym the other day when I noticed a sign on the wall that read, “Life is not about finding yourself. It’s about making yourself.” Since I was at the gym, I appreciated that. Sure, it made me feel good to be proactive about my health and “making myself into the best version of ‘me’”. However, I couldn’t help but immediately feel a prompting that this wasn’t necessarily right although it sounded good. How could we be arrogant enough to think life is all about us making ourselves into the person we want to be?
Sure, you make decisions and plans and choose the direction for your life, but that’s not what life is about, right? Surely not. It was then when God whispered, “It’s about being made new.” God was quietly … Read More »
Death…now that’s a great topic for an icebreaker. If you want to make other folks really uncomfortable, just bring up this topic. So why are we talking about death anyway? In a youth-zine, no less? Do you even worry about death? A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota reveals that death is a common concern for young people, with fifteen percent of all youth surveyed confirming they believed they would die young. www.foxnews.com/story/0.2933.529364.00.html This generation is experienced enough to know that death is not kind, and death does not respect whether you’re young or old, rich, or poor. The current youth culture seems to think about the eternal much more than previous generations. This generation is asking questions like; what will matter when we’re all dead and gone? For that reason, death is a timely topic … Read More »