20 November 2015

This 'n' That

Look, I get it: you like to be comfortable. Hey, I like to be comfortable! It's one of the reasons I'm thankful my workplace has a casual dress policy. Let's face it, we ladies especially are going to be more productive if we aren't tottering and freezing in heels and hose, respectively.

I'm also thankful that I live in a town that isn't, for lack of a more respectable term, stuck-up. Been there, done that. I've lived in those places where you feel as though your hair and makeup must be impeccable before you can even run to the store for that one forgotten dinner ingredient, lest someone glance at you sideways with that judgmental, fashionista stare. Yes, I like comfort.

I do not
There is a line, however, that can be crossed. And that line begins with pajama pants…in the grocery store. Yes…pajama pants. I do not understand. Can you not at least grab a pair of sweatpants? Do I really need to see you in your fleece jammies with your favorite childhood character splattered across them? Have you no dignity at all? Yes, there is a point where one can be too casual and too comfortable, and jammie pants at the grocery store is that point.

And if we're going to take away a lame sermon illustration from this little discussion, let it be this: do not allow your time in the Word and in prayer become too casual or comfortable. Do not let it be an afterthought, and do not forget the One whose Word you are reading and the One whose throne you are approaching.

All of that being said, there is no required dress code for your weekly round-up. So get comfy and take some time to relax as you enjoy your week in review (kind of):

  • Do not waste your time and money on this movie.
  • I haven't had an opportunity yet to listen to this message by Dr. Abner Chou, but considering the source and the topic, I can say with confidence that it will be excellent.
  • Noble, Furtick, Driscoll, and Terkeurst all headlining the "Most Excellent Way to Lead" Conference? Um, no thanks. I'd rather learn leadership from someone with integrity.
  • Look, we've likely all said dumb things on social media, and we've probably all occasionally deleted a tweet. But this deletion was quite noticeable, Ms. Moore.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • Wow, even with the conviction, I didn't necessarily see this coming, but it's good.
  • Why Romans is the best book in the Bible (check out the rest of the posts in this series as well).
  • And while we're sharing resources from No Compromise Radio, Mike Abendroth's new book, Sexual Fidelity: No Compromise, is now available. I've read it and you should read it.
  • The authenticator of Scripture:


  1. "This event is uniquely designed for leaders who want THEIR teams and THEIR organizations to succeed beyond THEIR expectations"

    There is so much wrong within that sentence, both explicit and implicit, that it makes my brain want to melt. Where is God in all of this nonsense? As is par for that group of nincompoop's course, He is nowhere to be found. Man-centered idiocy designed to increase the number of butts in pews and, as collateral damage, also increases the number of false converts......mind numbing.

  2. What are you thoughts on how people dress for church?


  3. "What Happened After This Little Girl Visited Heaven Could Change Your Theology". If ever a headline better summarized the charismatic exaltation of experience over the Word, I haven't seen it. Yikes.


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