A few weeks ago I had an extraordinarily amazing time sorting through files. Yep, it was very enjoyable to go through old papers and junk, neatly stacking the items into sets and folders.
The cool air cut through by body as I stood on the steps, waiting for the church bus to arrive so I could climb aboard to help pick up kids for church. I noticed another group of people nearby, waiting for a different bus. As I stood there, my mind drifted away to other matters. Then, one of the people in the other group, who I don’t talk to very often, turned around and exclaimed, “Oh hey! Glad to see you! How are you?”
Note: This post was written by a friend of mine, Moriah Hall. She wrote a speech on chivalry that qualified to the 2017 NCFCA Region 7 Championship.
When God created the world, He did not use hands. When Jesus got up to calm the storm, he did not use a piece of technology. When Christ was expelling demons from people under their power, He did not use a medical procedure. He used words
Several months ago I read a something that gripped my heart. Someone posted a YouTube comment about their tragic home life, and how the music in the video was one of the only things that helped them get through life.
“My goal is 30 riders.”
“Yeah, right,” I thought. At the time, our bus route was averaging anywhere from 1-6 riders per week. I knew my bus captain was a bit naive. There was no way. Did he not understand how this worked?
I apologize that I haven't posted in a while. I have been a bit sidetracked with other activities. This post continues on a series I started a while ago about understanding others. Read the first and second posts
A few weeks ago I was trying to determine who I should partner with for the NCFCA Moot Court competition. I got an offer from someone, and thought about it. Then I asked a close friend, who is my age, what he thought. A few hours later, I asked my mom. Within minutes of finishing speaking with my mom, I notified the other person of my answer.
In the end, what my friend said didn't weigh as heavily in my decision as what my mom said. Yet I asked my peer first. Why?
Today, Truth is being undermined. Many people think their feelings are more valuable than Truth. Some people think that there is no such thing as Truth (which is a self-defeating statement)
Most people spend huge chunks of their day on their phones. In July 2016, one study found that 81% of adults owned a smartphone, spending an average of 1 hour and 39 minutes on it per day. A 2017 study puts that number at 4 hours and 57 minutes per day. That’s a lot of time
Today was the last time I will see them. All day I have been thinking about the fact that I will not see this particular group of friends (and some particular people in those groups) for the rest of my life.
I apologize for the length of this post, but a summary is provided at the bottom for you if you feel too lazy to read it all.
Everybody is getting offended, all the time. People will take a seemingly insignificant remark as a personal insult. Of course we don’t want to lie, but it seems like we have to have a Master’s Degree in Tact just to avoid being hated by a large group of people. It’s very annoying.
This is the second post in a series on understanding others. You can read the first one here.
According to Pew Research, “Republicans and Democrats are further apart ideologically than at any point in recent history”. People today are becoming further separated in their views from one another. Generally, we mostly socialize with people who share our views. Mainly, we think that people who believe differently on major issues are stupid.
When I lived in Virginia, we often went hiking on the Peaks of Otter. There was a trail you could take up Sharp Top, the more commonly hiked mountain. It was really nice. There is one interesting thing that I remember, though. When you looked over at Flat Top, the other mountain, it looked lower than you.
However, it was actually taller
About Nathaniel Hendry
I blog on common social issues from a reasoned, conservative Christian perspective in easy to understand writing. I am committed to academic excellence in writing and supported by solid reasoning and research.
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The Worthy Word isn't mine, but God's. I just try to explain the truly Worthy Word and encourage you from it.