Top Ten Tuesday: N is for Neglected

Top Ten Tuesday: N is for Neglected

Top Ten Tuesday

A few weeks go, I went for a walk with a new friend. Before this night, our friendship had been surface-level. We both wanted to be friends, but our “water cooler” conversations had not drilled deep.

But this night, our friendship grew rapidly. As we discussed the wonders chocolate milk, we realized that we are (in the words of Anne of Green Gables) “kindred spirits.” The conversation flowed from dairy products to education, to work struggles, and, finally, relationships.

Both of us are single, and we agreed that society can portray single girls as neglected.  But the truth we both claim, as cliche as it sounds, is that God does not make mistakes, and His plan is perfect.  The Bible is filled with His promise to never neglect us.  Time and time again, we read of his never-ending, unbreaking, enduring love.

Ten Verses For When You Feel Neglected

1. Hebrews 2:6

What is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    a son of man that you care for him?

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Top Ten Tuesday: M is for Misguided

Top Ten Tuesday: M is for Misguided

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I am indecisive. At least, I think I am indecisive. Most likely, I am indecisive. I really can’t decide. Am I indecisive?

I know that my indecisive tendencies are based on fear; I don’t want to make a misguided decision.  Thankfully, God gives us clear directions. He doesn’t leave us to wander and wonder.

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Top Ten Tuesday: H is for Hopeless

Top Ten Tuesday: H is for Hopeless

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One of my biggest hopes after graduation was to move out on my own.  When I was hired at PIU in September, I had full confidence that I would have an apartment before the end of October.

Spoiler alert: I have worked at PIU nearly nine months, and I didn’t move until three days ago.

In those nine months of waiting on a delayed dream, I often thought of “Harlem,” the iconic poem by Langston Hughes.

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As I spent the past year waiting for my dream to be fulfilled, I saw my dream fall into each of Hughes’s scenarios.  My dream traveled through the stages of shriveling, festering, rotting, crusting, and sagging.

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Top Ten Tuesday: A is for Anxious

Top Ten Tuesday: A is for Anxious

It’s been a long time since I have shared a true Top Ten Tuesday post, but the other night an idea sparked in my head for a new Top Ten Tuesday series.

Top Ten Tuesday

The English language has hundreds of words to describe how we feel.  Depending on the moment, we might feel agitated, amused, angry, amazed, or ambivalent, and we often act on whatever emotion we feel in the moment.  The Bible does not condemn emotions.  Rather, it shows us how to handle these emotions in the light of eternity.

For the next six months, I am going to move alphabetically through a self-compiled list of feelings.  I want to share ten verses that speak to each emotion and discuss our proper response as Christians. By the end of October, we will have a repository of 260 verses.

10 Verses for when you feel anxious.

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Finding Whose We Are: Trusting His Wisdom

Finding Whose We Are: Trusting His Wisdom

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I like formulas.  Daily, I manipulate and interpret data to determine the effectiveness of the university.  It’s consistent.  The sum divided by the count equals the average.  Multiply a number by .01 to find the percentage. Formulas never change; they give me what I want.

But there is no formula for life, at least, I haven’t found one.  For me, life is a step-by-step experiment.  Sometimes, All the time, I would like some wisdom in this trial and error attempt.  Where can I find wisdom?

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His Love Endures Forever

His Love Endures Forever

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.

His love endures forever.

 He is greater than the gods of wood.

His love endures forever.

 The earthly lords are under His throne.

His love endures forever.

 Miraculous works are His alone.

His love endures forever.

Give thanks to Him who made the skies.

His love endures forever.

He parted the water so earth could rise.

His love endures forever.

Thank Him who made the greatest lights—

His love endures forever.

the sun for day, the moon for night.

His love endures forever.

With a mighty hand and outstretched arm,

His love endures forever.

 He saved His people from certain harm.

His love endures forever.

 Threw their enemies below the sea,

His love endures forever.

 Though they were slaves, He set them free.

His love endures forever.

He remembered us in our low estate

His love endures forever.

Our faith is small; His grace is great.

His love endures forever.

He provides for those who call Him friend.

His love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God whose love will not end.

His love endures forever.

Finding Whose We Are: Strangers

Finding Whose We Are: Strangers

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I started my job at the university four months ago, and, for the most part, I have no complaints.  I am thankful for the Christian atmosphere, familiar surroundings, and proximity to family.  However, there is one situation in which I struggle for contentment.

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