Hear No Evil

You know when you’re zipping along in a book and you come to a funny part?  Do you laugh out loud or do you laugh on the inside? Mostly, I do the latter especially if I’m in public.  Hear No Evil, on the other hand, had me laughing, giggling, and smiling at the GYM! Yikes!  And, apparently, I’ve been in the “church” long enough to catch onto some of the lingo, jokes, and well messiness. Here are a few snippets of the book:

“Good music changes me, shocks me, makes me feel uncomfortable, and drives me to think and hope and believe differently.”

“I was learning that I didn’t know a lot of things. And I think a part of faith is learning how to become okay with that.”

“I can understand why some people don’t use their imaginations. Why is that? Because it gets you in trouble sometimes…People who play it safe rarely accomplish much.”

If you love music, can appreciate some church truth/humor, and want a speedy read with some nuggets to chew on then check out Hear No Evil. If you’re in the area…feel free to ask to borrow my copy though it has been to the gym with me…. 🙂

*This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group. You can buy one here 🙂 Oh! and don’t forget to check out his blog here.

Life Together

1 Thessalonians 2:7-8

NIV

As apostles of Christ we could have been a burden to you, 7but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children. 8We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.

NASB

But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.

8Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.

ESV

But we were gentle among you,like a nursing mother taking care of her own children. 8So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.

 

To not only share the Gospel, but to do life together.  To share in the journey.  To be involved. To share our whole selves–the good, the bad, the struggles, the triumphs.  Authentic lives living together.  Going through life together.

Intentionally choosing to invest and “do life with others” isn’t easy!  Sometimes this choice requires being vulnerable and can get uncomfortable.  Yet, accountability, encouragement, understanding, love and such can result.

I want to be vulnerable, honest, authentic, true, and to show others that I care enough about them to share myself–my time, my struggles, my thoughts, my sin, all of me.