Frankly, I was surprised to see an image of The Inside Out Project available on Google’s “free-to-use” images. Giving people visibility and validation–priceless.
Augustine and Karl Barth’s Life Turned Inward
I know I have friends here who have a strong faith relationship with God. What I am about to say does not contradict you or your beliefs about life. Concepts are just so word-based! Our relationship to word meanings are tenuous, at best. We can go round and round on the meaning of a single word.
Several days ago I wrote a post about paradoxes–how a statement that seems to say two opposite things actually may be true. Today, I am going to tackle the unthinkable: challenging a major tenet, that sin is a life turned inward.This concept was first coined by Augustine of Hippo and later expanded by Karl Barth.
I first encountered a contradiction to the life-turned inward
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I stand outside on the porch on my last night, while the hot humid wind blows in my face. The moon is glistening in a distance, faintly lighting up the tree lined street, while a single lamp lights up the apartment inside, while the music faintly plays in the background from my living room.
It is hard to believe that it is the last night at this apartment and it is so very bittersweet.
I step back inside, staring at the one single chair that swirls around, taking in all the empty rooms I am surrounded by and grab my computer to write this last post from this place I used to call home and the place that I felt safe in.
I started my day off at my usual coffee shop, just people watching and trying to embrace every moment I have here. When the thrift store I was…
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“Beneath the surface, there is a deeper reason for what is going on in your life right now.” -Karen Berg
Keep this in mind whenever you cannot make sense of what is going on in your life.
Even though you may not see why you are experiencing what you are going through on the surface, there is a deeper meaning that is awaiting us to catch up and understand why. Before we dig further, let’s answer a few questions.
What is the surface?
Merriam-Webster defines surface as:
An outside part or layer of something.
The upper layer of an area of land or water.
The flat, top part of something (such as a table or desk) that you can work on.
The surface can give us a view or a place to start or see something.
What is wrong with the surface?
Melanie Koulouris sums up the issue on…
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When I write my children notes, send them texts, write an email, I often stop and think about who is sending this: is it ME or is it MOM? Crazy, right? When did my persona split, become two…w…
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Most of us are too young to know about old-fashioned dating habits. But if you’ve seen old movies, then you know men used to call a lady to ask her on a date several days before. Then come date night, he’d show up all dressed up at her door with a bouquet of flowers, and take her to the movies. What if old-fashioned dating habits came back in style?
#1. Getting picked up at the door.
No more of this texting or calling to say “I’m outside”, but actually getting out of the car and walking to the door. It takes just a minute and makes all the difference in the world. It’s a date, it’s special, and should be treated as such.
#2. Bring a small gift or flowers.
It’s thoughtful, kind, and a way of showing affection. Whenever I visit a friend, I always bring a little gift…
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Recently at work my superior, and basically the person who thought me a lot of what I know today, decided to resign in pursuit of greener pastures. Perfectly normal thing that happens in any organization, but being a small company what that meant was that a lot of what he was doing was now going to fall on my shoulders. Now I’m not going to lie, that did freak me out a little bit Haha! actually a lot, as in my head all I could think of was “I barely have half a year’s experience under my belt” and “really how am I going to cope with all the pressure and expectation?” and “what if I screw up?” and so on. But frankly speaking and roughly three weeks into these strange waters I am actually pretty delighted at the opportunity because what it did was that it gave me the…
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