What Different Does

BFFs and the Sin of Partiality

in A Different Life

A heart broken in two, hanging from two chains. On one slice the word “best,” on the other “friend.” One hand stretched out to another saying, “your my BFF,” as all the other little eyes look on longingly, wondering why they didn’t get a half of the heart they longed for. I’ve watched it over and over again, the presenting of the best friend to the rest of the world. But what seems like a wonderful relationship between two girls can actually create feelings of separation, isolation and rejection in…read more

Why Did God Create Us?

in Questions about God

Why did God create us? The short answer is to enjoy him and glorify him forever. In Isaiah 43:7 God says that he created us for his glory, “everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” Glory means praise, honor, and worship, but it also means happiness. So God created us for his glory, to praise and honor him. But that might sound like an egomaniacal thing to do, demand glory and adoration for yourself. But asking us to take…read more