Cold, gloomy New England days call for H.P. Lovecraft 🌫 "And he even talked with the terrible old man, who was not fond of strangers, and was invited into his fearsomely archaic cottage where low ceilings and wormy paneling hear the echoes of disquieting soliloquies in the dark small hours."
- The Strange High House in the Mist
What’s your story? 🗯
VotD: 2 Timothy 1:8
Why is our story so important? First, everybody has one. Every follower of Christ has a story to tell that includes sinfulness, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. Second, nobody needs special training to tell his or her story. Training can be helpful—for example, we can learn how to articulate our story clearly and concisely in different circumstances - but we can tell our stories simply because they are ours. Third, our stories are evidences of grace. Some may seem more dramatic, but all are stories of grace-saturated life transformation.
Even the very ordinances Christ gave the church are designed to tell the story. Through believer’s baptism, we illustrate our trust in Christ’s death, our personal death to self and our belief resurrection and eternal life. When we observe the Lord’s Supper, we remember what Christ did for us, reflect on and renew our commitment to Him, and look forward to the day when He will come again. Our sharing in these events shows that the story has now become our story; the gospel has become intensely personal and real.
Unfortunately, many of us don’t tell our story much, even to other believers. This issue is not an either/or issue. By telling our stories within the Body, we glorify God and encourage others. By voicing our experiences, our ups and downs, we can allow non believers to relate with us, to feel safe and welcome enough to open up and accept the Good News.
So, what’s your story? Take a few minutes to tell us your story. Who knows, your story may impact someone’s life and give them the answers they’ve been so desperately searching for.
Just playing the classics while I work. I remember in 1995 or ‘96 I had received a #Projekt records catalog when I was living in NC and I ordered #lycia Ionia out of it based on the album description. It was one of the first cd’s I ever owned. I’m so sad Mike VanPorfleet disbanded the band, but I’m not surprised with all the ups and downs they experienced. #darkwave#doomandgloom#gothmusic
Mood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Feeling down and out today then I read my horoscope and it says “You may get into a depressed mood... There is a strong tendency to look on the dark side of life and to react much more strongly to disappointments and failures...The problem is that it tends to make you feel very lonely and isolated, as if there is no one you can communicate with.” Well shit. Lol. And yes I believe in astrology stuff 👽 So anyway, today is filled with music and exercise🤘🏼🎧 oh and loving on Gavin and Kittin😽 #libraproblems#astrologyposts
Dubbed the "Most Gothic City" by one of my friends, #Seattle is NOT without its irritating qualities just like every other city I've lived in. But this city still has the ability to make my dark heart skip a beat every time I see a douglas fir or a mossy tree interspersed with urban scenery.