These days, self-care is a widely encouraged concept. It sounds nice, so we Christians often encourage it. Exercise, long baths, and vacations are suggested as ways to take care of ourselves. While these aren't wrong in and of themselves, we need to be aware of the society's messages in regards to self-care. First, it seems… Continue reading Tuesday Truth- Will Self-Care Really Fix Us?
I love Pinterest - the recipes, birthday ideas, and classroom resources. However, I also must be wise and careful while I pin. The fun ideas are great, but they can also be a source of ungodly discontentment in my heart. This discontentment can lead to many other sin issues, with one of them being not… Continue reading Tuesday Truth- Does Hospitality Have to be Pinterest-Perfect?
Last week, I introduced “Tuesday Truth”. For the heart behind this series, you can check out the intro video on Instagram (@casspattillo) or Facebook http://www.facebook.com/diariesofadaughterblog. For now, let’s jump in with our first “lie.” Unfortunately, a pervasive teaching I often hear is women are simply “too busy” to study Scripture. This thought typically comes with… Continue reading Truth Tuesday- Are Women Really Too Busy to Study the Bible?
This post was originally published on Lifeway Girls. You can find the original post here. I was in middle school when I created my first instant messenger username, and in high school when MySpace came on the scene. I carefully chose the perfect song for my profile to express my teenage-girl emotions. Social media and… Continue reading The Social Media Identity Crisis
We’re in such odd times right now, aren’t we? Like most, we’re adjusting to home school while I also continue to teach my Spanish classes from home. Just COVID-19 in and of itself is enough to deal with, but I know many of us face other challenges along with the virus. I told Jack about… Continue reading Adoption Update- Home Study Update & India COVID-19 Lockdown
These messages are all around us, sometimes coming more subtly than others. They usually come in a pretty convincing package, whether through songs on TV or pretty fonts on Instagram. I heard it as my boys watched a cartoon, “Trust in yourself, Vampirina, and you’ll be a great ballerina.” A quick Pinterest search will show… Continue reading Trust in Yourself. Follow Your Heart- A Look at What Scripture Says is Truth.
Dear Sisters in Christ (let’s chat about the halftime show, women who sat in opposition to Trump’s call for pro-life legislation, and our world’s messages in general)... My heart’s so heavy for you. I’m burdened as I hear the messages our world bombards you with. Today, I want to encourage you. Christianity is very much… Continue reading Dear Sisters in Christ (A Letter of Encouragement in the Wake of the Super Bowl & “Feminists” Movements)
As Valentine's Day approaches, I know the opinions are vast. Some look forward with high expectations, while others despise it. There’s no command in Scripture to celebrate Valentine's Day, so I’m definitely not here to command something the Lord doesn’t. However, Scripture does command us to rejoice always, including Valentine’s Day (1 Thess. 5:16). Today,… Continue reading The Call to Rejoice, Even on Valentine’s Day (Practical Thoughts for All Stages of Life).
This post was originally planned for November, which is National Adoption Month. However, between holidays and other writing projects, it sat in my drafts for a while. Though National Adoption Month has passed, all of these lessons are still heavy on my heart. As a way to celebrate and honor adoption, I’d love to share… Continue reading Throwing Timelines out the Window & Other Things I’ve Learned About/Through Adoption (So Far).
I looked around my house as it was freshly decorated for Christmas, and I realized how much we physically rearrange in celebration. Our love seat is pushed over to make room for the Christmas tree, a table is moved to make space for our Family Tree of Christ (thanks, Tiny Theologians!), and my usual welcome… Continue reading Our Response to Christmas- Rearranging More Than Just Our Homes