Soulforce which is a Gay/Lesbian rights group are making their rounds to faith-based colleges. A couple of weeks ago, they kicked off their tour by visiting Liberty University and recently made a visit to my alma-mater –Columbia International University. While CIU Administrators did not allow Soulforce on campus property, CIU faculty and staff along with some students met them at an off campus location. While I do not know the details of their meeting, I have no doubt that their was some in-depth debating that occured. However, if Soulforce expected to meet a group of people who would instantly judge them, I can assure you they had the wrong perspective. CIU may disagree with their present lifestyle, but I feel sure that they listened to them and answered their questions honestly while presenting them with a loving example of Christ. As Christians we need to remember that homosexuals are in need of forgiveness just as much as you and I. Because of that, we need to present them with a balance that lets them know we do not affirm their actions, but at the same time let know about the love of Jesus.
While Soulforce’s tour continues, I pray that seeds are planted in their hearts and that someone decides that they want the same love of Jesus that their “opponents” share.
On Friday, my best friend brought me lunch along with Colby, one of the kids she nannies for. It was a perfect fall day for him to play in my yard, and we convinced him to let us take the pictures you see posted! I thought they turned out well, and were too cute not to share! Hope you enjoy! Happy Monday! 🙂
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Growing up as a child in Western North Carolina, Fall was, and still is my favorite time of the year. To me, fall represented the annual Cleveland County Fair, football games, apple cider, and the coming of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Also, I took the Fall season as my sign that I could officially start playing my favorite Amy Grant Christmas tunes. I know you are thinking Christmas music in October is nuts, but that was always a staple in my household, and must admit it still is. Now a few years later I am being reminded of all of those sweet memories of my childhood, and realizing how perspectives change as one gets older.
The past few years Fall has represented the coming of midterms, and all of the busyness that college life brings. However, now that I am no longer in college and am spending a few months back at the place where I grew up, I am starting to appreciate once again the simple joys that life can bring in this beautiful season. So over the next few months I am going to take a trip down memory lane and enjoy some of the simple pleasures of child-hood except I might replace cider with a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks! 🙂
Happy Fall everyone!
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