Before I start ranting (mentally or audibly), I need to stop my thoughts and determine an appropriate response. Because every time I think a demeaning or debasing thought, I assume a position on the throne as holier-than-thou.
I had heard this song before but had never seen the music video. Until a classmate included it in her presentation recently. At first, the lyrics made me feel good. But then I realized what message was being sent by this song—especially when it was combined with the music video.
The problem with focusing on our smartphones, relationships, struggles, or anything else is that we take our eyes off Jesus. Instead of making Him our first thought and our last thought, we think about Him when it’s easy or convenient. But that’s not how we’re called to live—or think.
How can we expect to have renewal of our minds with vulgar language from music, sexual scenes from movies, and inappropriate images from social media constantly running through our minds?
So is there a way we can have renewal? How can our minds be refreshed and restored?
Hi, friends! I hope you are having a wonderful winter and enjoying the weather, whether you live in the snowy mountains, the breezy beach, or somewhere in between! 🙂
It’s been several months since I released my first set of resources in Fall’s Five Favorite Finds, so if you’re looking for some more great Christian resources to explore, check these out:
Hi, friends! You may have noticed the new theme and the new title of my blog: Tizzie's Tidbits of Truth. I thought this title better explained the goal of my blog: to share my thoughts about the incredible Truth of God's Word. You can read all about that truth here! In honor of these new... Continue Reading →
I originally published this post on March 3, 2016 (https://tizziestidbits.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/bouncy-curls-and-meaningful-hymns/). I have revised and edited it since then. Enjoy! Supposedly, worship is more than us just singing the words of beloved songs but is us thinking about the words we’re singing. Usually, when I sit down after we’ve sung a few praise songs in church,... Continue Reading →
"You can do anything you set your mind to." What's wrong with this common phrase we hear from family members, friends, and coworkers? (Other than the fact that sentences should not end with the infinitive???????????????????????) This statement is full of hope--false hope. Even though this statement promises a sunny tomorrow, it is simply a lie that... Continue Reading →
Tizzies Take: This movie was terrific! There are so many good things to say about it. (However, I was close to tears; and I never cry in movies…though Frozen was a close call). The actors and actresses were great, the story was incredible, and the message was full of hope. I specifically want to mention its message that we... Continue Reading →
A lot of movies (specifically Christian movies) are entering the theaters, and I want to share an occasional movie review with you. Hopefully, these will let you know if a movie is worth seeing or not. (Although, you shouldn't always take my word for it; I'm a tough critic.) By the way, I do tend... Continue Reading →