Resources: The Gospel Coalition

The Gospel Coalition

 

There are a lot of hot and current topics right now that cause a lot of controversy. The recent release of shocking Planned Parenthood videos, Bruce/Caitlin Jenner’s sex change, Donald Trumps’s offensive comments. Life is busy so we don’t always get a chance to discuss these issues with those we respect and know are grounded in the truth. Instead, I am often left to scrolling through my Facebook homepage, saddened by those who hate the truth…and not sure if I should join in with those who post about the truth.

Speaking the truth in love. This matters to me. This is how I would like to discuss these issues. But I don’t always know enough about them or what the Bible says about them to feel prepared to discuss these issues.

A resource that I have found very helpful is The Gospel Coalition. I have read several articles about “hot topics” from a solid biblical perspective. Reading through these helps to jumpstart my thinking about these controversies with a biblical world view. They remind me about what matters most, the gospel, and how we live that out in the midst of these crazy times.

The Gospel Coalition also has other great articles, sermons, and books that help us to understand the Bible and how to apply it in our daily lives. I highly suggest that you explore their website.

You will be…

{encouraged}

{informed}

{challenged}

{reminded}

{connected}

Inspiration: Beginning to Blog

Inspiration_ Beginning to Blog

 

If you have seen my About Page, you hopefully know a little more about what you will find on my blog. I wanted to share with you why I began my blog though and what inspired me to even start research about blogging.

In June 2014, within two weeks I was married, on my honeymoon, moved to a new state, and looking for a new job. It was a lot of change in a short time period. I didn’t even know where the grocery store was when we pulled up to our little one bedroom apartment.

I also didn’t know that making completely new friendships in a place where you know no one, takes a long time, and is more discouraging than I thought! In the midst of all the change and new responsibilities, I also felt like I had no friends. And boy did I realize how much I missed going out to coffee with a great girlfriend just to chat, but also to ask advice on simple things like cooking dinner.

One evening, while perusing Facebook, I saw a link to my college friend’s blog. It was titled Titus2Minutes. I love allitterations (hence the name of my blog) and had always looked up to her. As I clicked on the link and scrolled through her different posts, I was so encouraged. Her posts were short, simple, easy to read. I felt like most of her posts had been written specifically for me. It encouraged me with this new time in my life, reminded me that my house does not have to be “pinterest-perfect”, and challenged me to pursue God, instead of struggle through everything on my own (and failing) strength.

I realized, that I too wanted to encourage others by being honest about my own life, and focused on the right things. I wanted to share Courtney’s encouraging blog posts with others. I wanted to share awesome books I have read. I wanted to share the sermon that I had the chance to listen to on Sunday.

So, I sat down for a week or two…looked into how to set up a blog…and wrote this.

I hope that my blog will be encouraging to whoever stumbles across it (especially those who have not been out to coffee with their girlfriends in a while) and I am so excited to have a place to share share-worthy life lessons!