It's hard to live out our convictions in an increasingly hostile world - and I'm not only talking about the hostility we see on the news or internet. In our personal, day-to-day lives it's not uncommon to come face-to-face with intense rejection any time we choose to go against the grain of what is "the norm."
I suppose I can do this. My thoughts exactly when I first tried to make mayonnaise.
Be careful little ears what you hear.
The meaning of the hashtag finally had dawned on the horizon of my understanding. The humble hashtag, when followed by a word or several words connected without spaces, is meant to connect people to the subject at hand and communicate a short truth such as #thestruggleisreal.
When a fisherman spends more of his life on shore than in the water, his very value comes into question because fishermen are meant to fish.
Our service to people isn't based on their merits or their appreciation of our call to serve God.
The quick fixes of today, the self-improvement courses and how-to guides, seminars and endless "must have" lists will all fade and be forgotten - but God's Words are never irrelevant for they go beyond what's cool.