Feels and Flowers is your antidote to toxic Christianity and general negativity. It celebrates beauty in all its forms, and simply focuses on love: Love God, love yourself, love others. Full stop. We explore the loving character of God one Bible chapter at a time. Also: flower trivia and essential oil use...because why not.
Seeing God: Genesis 16 and God's Answer to Problematic Attitudes Within Christianity
There once was an elderly couple who decided to explore surrogacy with a dash of sexual exploitation to see if that was the answer to their problems. The story found in Genesis 16 is quite problematic, especially when seen through the modern lens.
But we also learn a bit about God in how he dealt with the lowest of the low: a runaway slave, who had been abused by those that should have cared for her.
The essential oil of the week is Peppermint.
Love On Fire: Genesis 16 and Laying it Down on an Unholy Altar
This week we talk about Sarai, Abram's wife and how she dealt with her own black moment. Turns out, the road to hell IS paved with good intentions. But before you bash this pair of old coots who tried to help God and made a mess of things, I want you to stop and THINK. I want you stop, and listen to this episode. It is important.
Essential oil of the week: Sandalwood.
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Story Beats: and Finding God in Your Black Moment
Hello! Welcome to Feels and Flowers. Your host is preparing for the crazy that is coming up in November which includes NaNoWriMo 2020. Aside from all the nonsense I share about the many novels I have written during National Novel Writing Month, I am finishing out Genesis 15 where Abram and God make a pact. How does that help us see a clearer picture of the loving character of God? Stick around and find out. The flower of the week is Manuka!
Stasis: Genesis 15 - God's Shield and Rewards
If you feel a bit burnt out this is actually an episode for you. There is a message that God gave Abram at this point of his life that you also need to hear.
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Brother's Keeper: Genesis 14 and a Christian’s Thoughts on Black Lives Matter
Should Christians support the Black Lives Matter movement? I had thought it was a no-brainer. What could be more obvious for us as Christians to do but to support something that affirms the dignity and worth and value of humans? Surely churches would jump to make a statement of some kind in support of the cause. Apparently I was wrong. Many churches were reticent, and after reading more I learned why: because there is much more behind the BLM movement than I was aware of.
Forward: Genesis 13 and 19 and The Pitfalls of Nostalgia
This week we are talking about one thing that keeps a lot of us back: a longing for the good ol' days to return in any capacity (Seems an innocent enough wish, right? WRONG!). We delve into Genesis 13 and 19, which deal with Abrams nephew Lot who, much like your host, was in search of his own place in the world and at a critical point made the wrong choice. Learn what his mistake was and how to avoid it. The flower of the week is Cinnamon! Rate & Review. Follow me on IG: @feelsandflowerspodcast