As any regulars may have noticed, the site’s name and address is now Christian of Tomorrow. This blog is dedicated to reaching this generation’s population by using articles and testimonies written by this generation’s Christian population. As such, the name change better represents our goal, and who we are. I won’t lie, we were also hindering another website/magazine. Christianity Today is a website I should have thought about when naming this blog in the first place (whoops!). Their tiny website just couldn’t grow in our shadow. So we hope the change helps them out as well as helps us be recognized as what we are. I hope you all enjoy reading from Christian of Tomorrow!
By Stephanie Seaton
I think that God uses foggy weather as a way of curling himself around my once frozen heart, to cushion the pieces that fall as they thaw.
I am soul weary of the ever present critic within myself and others, fostered by our society, who scoffs at a heartfelt notion. The one who tramples on those that feel deeply, as if they are weak. Those who cheapen the life of the artist, musician, pastor, councilor, and teacher because these people are not “accomplishing anything”. The one who constantly points out every flaw and does not see the beauty that lies beneath.
I want my soul to be as a flower: Soft, vibrant, fragile, fragrant, and deep. Willing to die to myself each winter so that some other fragile soul may grow where I once did.
I want to blossom in the sunlight and soak in the rain. I want to bring a splotch of unsolicited color into a gray world. The question I ask into the heart of you, the reader of these ramblings, is this:
How long has it been since you truly let yourself feel something?
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By Abigail Schultz
Cody’s input: There is a trend that is sweeping across social media like a camel to water. “Open letters” allow people to share their thoughts and feelings to strangely specific types of friends or family, without all the pesky doing it yourself part. After all when writing a letter to someone who is close enough to be the focus of one, the worst part is making it personal to them or you.
Do you ever wonder if during the American Civil War, if soldiers saw others writing home and asked, “Hey friend, can you also put near the top that it’s for my wife too? Thanks!” Arguably there aren’t many dangers of this trend, but in thinking of terms of having a relationship with Christ there is no relationship if it isn’t personal and sincere. Abigail Schultz has seen this firsthand and has written a letter of her own.
Lately it seems that the new trend on Facebook has been to share “Open Letters” to friends and family. I believe I have seen just about every title imaginable… “Open Letter to My Ex,” “Open Letter to My Best Friend,” “Open Letter to My Toaster.” There really is just no end to the amount of these articles that are floating around. You may be wondering why I am even bringing this up…I mean after all, what could this possibly be hurting? Well the truth is, nothing. I am sure that these open letters have brought smiles, tears, and even laughter to the lives of many. Actually I know this for a fact, because I have been one of them. Therefore, the problem is not with the letter itself, it is with the concept that lies behind it.
How many times have we shared one of these letters while quietly saying to ourselves, “I couldn’t have said it any better myself!” As Christians we tend to do the same thing. Continue reading