I have such a heart for teen girls. They face many unique challenges, especially growing up in this social media age. I wanted a Tuesday Truth post specifically for them, and immediately thought of Carly to share. Carly is a college student at our church, so unlike me, she's lived through middle & high school… Continue reading Tuesday Truth- The Lie of Comparison
July will mark 9 years at our church where my husband serves as the student pastor. Over 9 years, this church has become family. One thing that’s become so beautiful to me about our congregation is the differences within it. 9 years ago, there were very few “young married” couples at our church. I longed… Continue reading Tuesday Truth- Can We Still be Friends, Even If We’re Different?
Today’s Tuesday Truth post is a little different. Instead of diving into a specific topic, I'm sharing some Scripture I run to in spiritual battles. Though Christ has forgiven us, we fight an ongoing battle with our flesh (aka, sinful nature). We also battle lies from Satan. The best thing to do is arm ourselves… Continue reading Tuesday Truth- Scripture for the Battle.
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)