3 Things- My Brother, Inside Jokes, and An Open Letter to the Church

by - Tuesday, April 09, 2013

1. That my Brother is coming in 4 days!!!! Can you tell I am excited? I am trying to find cool stuff for us to do, even though every time people come to visit, The Boy says I need to chill. And he is always right. Not the point. We will have ideas, even if we don't use them!
2. That 6 months into our wedding, we have a slew of new inside jokes- I am finishing our wedding book, and had to have a bunch of debates about whether mention of Pat Sajack is appropriate since we have only become obsessed with him in the last six months. I don't know why, but I find this incredibly encouraging. I am not sure if you can measure a couple's growth this way, but isn't it nice when you come out the other end and can really see that your wedding wasn't like the apex of your growth? I am sure that's an immature thing to think, but it's still nice.
3. This- http://dannikanash.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/an-open-letter-to-the-church-from-my-generation/ This is a well-spoken essay about the frustrations young Christians have with the church and the worries I definitely share about what the Church is doing to itself by setting up nasty ultimatums and putting its energy and resources into excluding all those nasty rule breakers instead of continuing what I see to be Christ's call to us. There are some toxic things going on here, and I am genuinely concerned about the church as a whole. I liked this because I didn't think it came off as antagonistic, and it seemed to come from a positive place. Interesting read, either way.

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