June 10, 2014


via the art of simple
I wasn't going to join Cassie's In the Word Tuesday link up because my thoughts weren't forming, but this morning one of the blogs I was reading I saw the picture above, and just like how He does, the Lord took two very different things and connected them in my mind.

Recently in our No Other God's study we focused on lies.  Kelly Minter wrote, " But loving is very different from putting ourselves in the way of messages that opposes His truth." The things I think about when I read that was the media and what I'm inundated with every day. Like Cassie, I don't know where I stand on this topic of cutting things out of my life but at least I'm starting to think about it. Kelly also wrote, "To think that we are unaffected by what we watch, read, or listen to is deceptive thinking." and I agree. I have been drawn to juicy and overly sexual tv shows instead of quiet time with God, or even quality time with my husband. I have chosen that over things that are better for me.

What I took away from the print above was that what I want MORE is a relationship with God. A firm foundation for the rest of my life, so maybe even if I want to fill my mind with media that speaks lies to me (I'm not thin enough, I'm not smart enough, I have no purpose etc., ect.) I can be reminded to choose the more important one-God.

Clearly I'm still working this out in my own mind but it's something I wanted to share. I want everything I do to reflect God and that is definitely a hard thing to do.

What are your thoughts?


  1. This is a battle in my mind as well. I know there are certain shows that I shouldn't watch but I continue to because it's entertaining. Thank you for making me think more about this and what I watch! Have a great day, Lauren!

  2. You said this so well. happy we are doing this!

  3. I feel like this is a daily battle. I struggle with the world I want to live in and the world that the media wants me to live in. It is so hard, but I know God is there helping me along the way. I always ask for guidance on how to handle situations like this.

  4. Thanks for sharing this- it's definitely something I think we all need to reflect on, and even though it's difficult, when you're more mindful and intentional about it, I think it makes the biggest difference.

  5. you are such an inspiration so often, Lauren. I was just talking to a friend about co-leading a bible study today and your words here have pretty much sealed the deal. I feel like it's kind of a big responsibility, but I'm feeling the call!


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