3 Reasons We Need More Transparency in the Church

In Bible study, we focus on answering the questions in the book. In Sunday School, we discuss prayer requests about our travels and job transitions. In small group, we talk about the weather, sports, or politics. But, believers are not going to grow in their faith by talking about the weather, sports, or politics.

Why You Don’t Have to Feel Beautiful

If we chase the “ideal” body, we will never be content. Trust me—I’ve tried. But you don’t have to love your body, You don’t even have to believe that you’re beautiful. Because it’s more important to pursue a godly heart than a toned body.

The Struggle (to Be Real) is Real, Part 2

I know it’s hard to be honest in a high-and-mighty Christian society. It feels like the Christians who set unrealistic goals for other Christians never talk about their sins and their hardships. It causes us to wonder if their struggles even exist. Friend, just because people don’t talk about their issues doesn’t mean they don’t have issues. Not only am I guilty of inwardly judging others for their sins, but I’m also guilty of hiding my sins from them.

The Struggle (to Be Real) Is Real, Part 1

Even with the people we know…with the people we trust…with the people we are supposed to be unified with…we try to hide. We are silent. We conveniently forget to mention that we are struggling.

You Don’t Have to Love Your Body

I stared at the mirror in utter disgust and frustration. Why did I only feel hatred and despair when I looked at myself? Was I really as ugly as I appeared? Were my eyes playing tricks on me?
The truth is that I’m a healthy size and weight. In a perfect world, I would love my body because it is perfectly healthy. But I am slowly beginning to see reality: in our fallen world, we may never love our bodies.

Finding the Glimmer

So when do we find the glimmer? When do we see the hint of light at the end of a dark and lonely tunnel? Yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God (Romans 4:20). And so, having patiently waited, he [Abraham] obtained... Continue Reading →

The Glimmer

I am in the process of learning a lesson that is crucial to the Christian’s life. I am learning to have faith. Having faith is one of the most difficult things a believer can do, even though it seems like an easy task. After all, it’s simply believing what God says and trusting His plans... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Seriously Flawed Blogger (51st Post!)

Even though it’s untraditional to celebrate a 51st anniversary, I’m gonna do it anyway. This is my 51st post on Tizzie’s Tidbits, so I thought I should make this one super important. I want to let you in on a little secret: I am a hypocrite. That’s right. You read that. I typed that. I don’t... Continue Reading →

Outside of Your Own Little World

I am realizing more and more that people don’t always fit into certain categories. I can’t squeeze someone into a box with someone else. Personalities and talents and characteristics vary greatly in people. Even though my sisters and I come from the same two parents, we have very different tastes and opinions about a lot... Continue Reading →

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