At the Duncan home we discuss a lot of practical theology. Talking about spiritual matters feeds my interests (i.e. theological nerd), gives us a chance to catch up on each other’s viewpoints and forces us to think about life’s matters from the other’s perspective.
Along the way we’ve discovered that what we consider to be opportunities for God to bless, protect and enrich our lives many see as chains and bondage. Instead of seeing the importance of biblical obedience and submission to the Word of God and its principals many are grieved and weighed down, giving excuses and living limp.
“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:3,4
Confession #1: There have been days when keeping God’s commandments have been grievous for me #tbh. Walking in obedience can be hard and heavy. Looking back, I see that those days were the ones where I lacked faith. Faith that God’s ways were life and givers of joy.
If you relate then I’m writing for you; to remind you of the beauty, joy and privilege we as Christians have in following God. I have found joy in living a life of holiness, not rules, and I want to share that joy with you. We want to show you that God’s ways are not chains but armor meant to protect you, His child.
Confession #2: I live differently then most folk but this series will not be a how-to-be-like-Frannie course. I’ve fallen into the trap of legalism before and I don’t want to place someone in that direction. There will be no rules, no dress-codes. I only hope you’ll find encouragement and thought-provoking words.
I’m a simple, practical woman. I like facts, life examples and first-hand experience. If you’re looking for a someone to write lengthy discourses diving deep into the principals of Augustine and Luther then you may find my thoughts a little too sweet and simple for your taste.
We’ll tackle three practical, life-relevant topics: modesty, Christian living and money. (These are my favorite.) 🙂 I imagine you have to dress, exchange money and exist at some point throughout the year (if not, you are one amazing hermit; can I write your memoirs?)
Confession #3: Over my six years of blogging I have rarely written about my beliefs on these topics; I tend to focus on the beauty of daily life and lessons learnt. I’m both excited and intimidated by sharing my heart on such touchy, practical bits of life. But we live in a time were the beauty of following God is being forgotten and the least I can do is share my heart.
Looking forward to growing, loving and rejoicing in the beauty of walking with God,