We Become What We Worship

We Become What We Worship

We become what we worship. That is to say, we emulate—or become like—the people (and things) we most admire. To understand this concept, we have to understand the origins of the word worship. The word worship comes from the Old English worðscip or wurðscip —or worthship—meaning “condition of being worthy, dignity, glory, distinction, honor, renown.” What Does It Mean to Worship? To worship something is to see worth in…

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Starstuff Pondering Stars

Even in the midst of terrible disasters, we can point to the smoke and wreckage and see hope—and in so doing “touch the face of God.”

Metanoia is a change of heart.

Metanoia | A Change of Heart

I’m currently working on a novel that has caused me to think a lot about repentance. A little while ago, I was researching repentance and I stumbled upon the word metanoia. The word metanoia means “a transformative change of heart” or a spiritual conversion. The word conversion, itself, means “to turn altogether,” or to change direction. I think, too often,…

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found is a beautiful painting created by the artist Greg Olsen. You’ve likely seen it before. But do you know the story behind the painting? The painting shows a young man in dark clothing sitting on a bench in a park. Sitting next to the young man, with a warm and gentle smile, is the Savior Jesus Christ. The Story Behind Lost…

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Be the Sea of Galilee

The Middle East contains a number of significant landmarks and yet it also contains two bodies of water which, I think, offer profound guidance on how to live life. The name of these two bodies of water are: the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee. The Dead Sea is the lowest point of elevation on land and its water is 9.6 times saltier than the ocean. In…

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