Sunday, October 14, 2012

Your Head to Your Heart

(Today's post is a guest post by my dear friend Allison Marie. She is a dancer, fellow student, a terrific writer and a disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ. The text of her guest post comes from a devotional she gave at a worship night we hosted recently. Enjoy!)

2 Timothy 2:1-13
1 Timothy 6:11-16

As my dad once said, “It’s not just about the head, it’s about the heart. The 18 inches between your head and your heart is so crucial.” When he said this it automatically struck me, because I had been doing a lot of thinking, praying, and journaling about the difference between knowing things and actually believing them. The gap between your head and your heart. Your head knows something and your heart believes that something, your heart is what makes things real.

The Bible says we need to be growing in all knowledge and understanding (2 Peter 3:18), but there is a major problem when knowing something is where we stop. When we are okay with just knowing something and not believing it… the 18 inches…

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Excerpts from "Orthodoxy"

      I recently finished G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy and enjoyed it so much that I almost started it over again. I didn't though, instead I started re-reading The Chronicles of Narnia again. But I find themes that interlace, interestingly enough, and connect between the two authors. Chesterton makes me think of Lewis, whether it is something in Narnia or one of his other books or essays that it; and as I read The Voyage of the Dawn Treader I am reminded of Chesterton.
       (On a side note, there is an anouncer on Moody radio who keeps calling him "J.K. Chesterton" There's a play, I guess, about a conversation between him and George Bernard Shaw, but the announcer thinks his first initial is J. His first name was Gilbert! That doesn't start with a "J"!)
       Tangents aside, I give you some quotes from Chesterton's Orthodoxy.

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