Gooood morning, folks! Happy Thursday!
This morning was a back+bicep kind of morning. I even threw in some bent over dumbbell rows to spice things up.
When it comes to lifting, back and biceps are my favorite muscles to strengthen. I’m not sure why, but I think it’s because you see the most results. Not that I’m going for huge biceps or anything, but I can’t help but notice that they look just a tiiiiny bit bigger when I’m pulling my hair up…
Speaking of hair, check out what I did recently:
I chopped my hair! About 14 inches. Phew, it involved a lot of snipping!
While cutting my hair, the stylist asked if I was planning on donating it. I told her that I was going to send it to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that makes hair pieces for disadvantaged, pediatric cancer patients, and where I donated 10 inches last time. To my surprise, she told me that not all the hair Locks of Love receives is given to cancer patients. She claimed that they sell it. I was very surprised to hear that! After carefully reading their .org website and poking around online, however, I didn’t find any legit evidence supporting her claim… and I certainly hope that she’s not discouraging people from donating to an organization unless she’s certain it’s a scam. That’s how rumors get started, lady!
Along those lines, read Ephesians 4 when you get the chance. Specifically verses 14-15:
…Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. 15 Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church.
Paul is warning the Ephesians here against false teachers, from blindly following every new, trendy thing that sounds like truth. That warning still rings clear today, as there are so many false gospels out there today. The one and only true story of God’s love for us is much too important to mistake for anything else.
The BEST way to guard against this is to check everything against what the Bible says. Just because you read something in a book off the Christian shelf or hear something from a pastor on TV or from a “spiritual” friend… does not necessarily mean it’s Biblical.
Seriously, the truth is worth researching your Bible for. A site that Jay and I use frequently is GotQuestions.org. They do a fabulous job referencing Scripture when answering questions.
QUESTION OF THE DAY
Have you ever blindly believed something you heard or read somewhere, just to find out later that it’s not Biblical truth?
I totally have. One example is my learning in Sunday School that you become an angel when you die. After I started studying Scripture myself in college, I learned that angel/angelic beings are totally different creatures than humans. God made them both, separately and differently! But don’t take my word for it… Read it for yourself! ;-)