God and Sports.

My family has always been one to love sports. We’ve got people into hockey, baseball; others into basketball, football. No matter what the sport is, everyone in my clan enjoys it. While sports may seem a little far-fetched for me to write about—since I don’t play any except disc golf (which for the record, is the best thing since sliced bread)—I feel the need to make a sports analogy for one reason: people get it. Nearly everyone you encounter will understand sports in some way or another. If you don’t agree, let’s go over a simple checklist to make sure you will understand my analogy.

  1. Do you know what a team is?
  2. Do you know what a coach is?
  3. Do you have knowledge of basic sporty moves such as passing, defense, offense, blocking, ?

You got all of that? Good, great, perfect; you’ll understand this analogy better than anyone else.

God is hard to understand sometimes. Amiright? He’s mysterious in His ways and doesn’t always make things clear to us—which is kind of cool if you think about it. It’s not that we have to spend a ton of time trying to uncover the mystery, but it’s the fact that He can keep parts of Himself unknown and yet He still captivate us. Nonetheless, God isn’t always the easiest to make tangible.

Someone recently gave me a sports analogy that made God tangible and changed my mindset, so I want to expand on it a bit. Continue reading “God and Sports.”

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Modern Hymns–Not Just an Oxymoron.

I love hymns. I know that is pretty rare to hear a teenager say, but it’s true. I love the four-part harmony in hymns, and the poetic ways the lyrics are written in! I wouldn’t say I grew up with hymns, but they were definitely present. My grandpa would always be whistling one under his breath. Every thanksgiving my whole family sings the doxology before we eat. Being in a musical family sure does help my love of hymns though. A lot of people I talk to my age aren’t huge fans of them. I hope we don’t lose the tradition of it. They have such deep rooted meanings, a lot of time straight from scripture. I know not one type of music pleases God more in worship. But at times, I feel a lot more in hymns than I do a generic contemporary praise song—don’t get me wrong though, I love those songs too!

Continue reading “Modern Hymns–Not Just an Oxymoron.”