Martyrs and Almost Martyrs {31/31 Niches}

I was thinking about trying to tie my series neeatly in a bow and call it done today. But somehow that's not thr point of this series either. We will continue to see new pieces of Christianity and God as long as people live. Such an interesting thing. And I may or may not continue … Continue reading Martyrs and Almost Martyrs {31/31 Niches}

What I’m Into | Niche Edition!

Today I'm linking up with Leigh Kramer's What I'm Into crowd to highlight some of the things I've been up to this month and to share some random reading related to this my 31 days series this year! Since this is day 30! :) --- --- Related 31 Dayers: Liz at So I Married a … Continue reading What I’m Into | Niche Edition!

Pope Francis {29/31 Niches}

Pope Francis (Born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in 1936, Argentina) "The greatest leaders in God’s tribe have been those men who have left room for doubt." - Pope Francis in Sobre el Cielo y la Tierra, 2010" ----- "I don’t say that [the atheist’s] life is condemned [to Hell], because I am convinced I don’t have … Continue reading Pope Francis {29/31 Niches}

Francesca Battistelli {28/31 Niches}

Somehow Francesca Battistelli has stayed relevant to me since I started college. I guess it's because we're having similar life experiences. So it's fun and relatable to listen to her music. I've loved all her albums. My Paper Heart was probably my theme music (ok, it was) for my first couple years at BSU. I … Continue reading Francesca Battistelli {28/31 Niches}

Ruth Haley Barton {27/31 Niches}

I've been working a while to get through this book: Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation. When I bought it a couple years ago, I was so excited, because some of the bloggers I follow and resonate with were reading it and loving it and recommending it. But then when it came in … Continue reading Ruth Haley Barton {27/31 Niches}

William Wilberforce {26/31 Niches}

William Wilberforce 1759-1833 (He is well known for his part in thr abolition of slavery in England. His life was recently dramatized in the excellent movie: Amazing Grace. ) "What a difference it would be if our system of morality were based on the Bible instead of the standards devised by cultural Christians." "Christ gets … Continue reading William Wilberforce {26/31 Niches}

Joel Osteen {25/31 Niches}

"God wants you to ask Him for big things." - Joel Osteen, It's Your Time For this assignment I read the first third and skimmed the last third of Joel Osteen's book: It's Your Time. (Yes, I skipped the middle, you caught me!) The quote at the top is my favorite. We tend to limit … Continue reading Joel Osteen {25/31 Niches}

The Bible People {Niche 24/31}

Feeling a little stuck so I'm sticking close to what I know. Some random questions for today: What if Balaam didn't believe it when his donkey talked? What if Esther followed the rules? What if Stephan fought back? What if Ruth didn't listen to her mother-in-law's advice? What if Joseph rejected the socially unacceptable (seemingly … Continue reading The Bible People {Niche 24/31}