10 Truths for Navigating the Modern Dating Culture as a Christian


Oh my! I so loved this blog! Check out Beauty Beyond Bones.  So beautifully written and very funny too! ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 
We are living in unprecedented times. At least for those of us trying to navigate this nauseatingly complicated travesty that is the modern dating culture. The noncommittal guys, the “rules for communication,” the necessity for seeming like you don’t care, the casual approach, the ‘swipe right’ mindset of romantic relationships. But for me, there’s a whole ‘nother layer to navigating this […]

http://beautybeyondbones.com/2016/05/02/10-truths-for-navigating-the-hookup-culture-as-a-christian/

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I Raised My Voice Against Hatred. It Was Easier Than I Thought It Would Be and It Felt Good. – By Carmelene Melanie Siani


A wonderful story! Please check out the kindness blog. ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

“They have the best Greek feta cheese you can get anywhere,” my husband said, pointing to the Middle Eastern grocery store around the corner from our house where he and his late wife used to shop all the time. “It comes from France.” Hm. Greek feta cheese from France. How enticing. “I’ll check it out,” […]

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The Lamp Of The Lord


It’s hard to imagine that the majestic light, dwelling within the Lord, can exist and reside in a sinner like myself.

For many years, I didn’t understand who he was. I lost out on a life intended for the Lord’s purpose, while also missing the innermost parts of Jesus.

I believed that I deserved every darkest hour, each heartache, and all pain, that left my heart exposed and vulnerable.

How is it even possible for God’s light to dwell within a heart that believes the enemy’s lies?

*The truth is that it isn’t possible.*

I am thankful that Jesus desired to have a relationship with me, despite the dark areas of my life, and the limitations I put on him.

Haven’t we all forfeited some of God’s hidden treasures because we were unwilling to step out of the dark to seek him?

Proverbs 20:27 

The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all his innermost parts.

Infinite love, a radiant light was shed, as Jesus hung on the cross for me and for you. In his darkest hour, as he cried out, the illumination of his heart was not of death. It was a representation of new life.

He wants us to know him in the same way that he knows each and every one of us…..deeply…..intimately.

Our Spirit is the lamp of the Lord. When we are intentional in discovering Jesus’s heart, we get to experience his blessings.

What blessings have you been praying for? What is he calling you to? What have you set limits on? What is that thing you are holding on to? Is it time for a new revealing?

Lord, I want to search you and know you in a new way, on a new level. I want to experience the life that you have created for me. Use me Lord. Search me Lord. Reveal the areas of my heart that are hidden in dark places. Call me into your light so I may glorify your name. 

In Jesus name, amen.

          ~ Baring His Beauty

               Tiffany Thomas