when our identity is in Christ {we champion each other}

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You know that feeling that creeps up after you talk with someone who loves to do something that you dread doing? You see the joy in their eyes, and when they just can’t stop talking about it, or posting about it online, this difference becomes solidified in your mind. And what do we do with that feeling right there? We have options: We can be jealous. We can shame ourselves for not being gifted at it. We can be indifferent. We can champion them. It is difficult to watch someone do something well that we’re not wired to do, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Continue reading “when our identity is in Christ {we champion each other}”

restoration art {His love perfected in us}

res·to·ra·tion

noun \ˌres-tə-ˈrā-shən\

: the act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing it, cleaning it, etc.

: the act of bringing back something that existed before

: the act of returning something that was stolen or taken

God is in the business of restoration, of making broken things new again, and when I say restoration, I don’t mean on a gorgeous historical home, I mean He does this with us, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he or she is a new creation, the old has passed away; behold the new has come!” 2 Corinthians 5:17

Renovation projects have become quite the trend in recent years, from fixing up old furniture to entire homes, our culture has caught on to the beauty of redemption. Continue reading “restoration art {His love perfected in us}”

Ezer Kenegdo

So glad that I decided to finally get this tattoo on my 30th Birthday trip! Here’s an explanation in case you’re interested. It comes from Genesis 2:18, “Then the LORD God said, it is not good for man to be alone. I will make a “helper suitable” (the original Hebrew word is “ezer kenegdo”) for him.”

The Hebrew word “ezer” in English has the complex meanings of strength, power, to help, and to rescue in battle. It’s used all over the Old Testament to describe God as our helper, saving His people from desperate circumstances and battles. This brings a much fuller meaning to Eve being called Adam’s “helper” and the identity God instills in all women when He creates us. We are strong ezers, and our debut on the scene of humanity via Eve was rescuing Adam out of his aloneness, the only thing by the way, that God called “not good” before the fall. Continue reading “Ezer Kenegdo”