Why Jesus Hates Religion: Part 10 – Futility and Death

The Bleeding Blogger

Things Destined to Perish

Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the head, from whom the entire body, being supplied and held together by the joints and ligaments, grows with a growth which is from God.

If you have died with Christ to the elementary principles of the world, why, as if you were living in the world, do you submit yourself to decrees, such as, “Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch!” (which all refer to things destined to perish with use)—in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men?

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More Than Meets the Eye

Peeling back the layers.

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Things I’m Thankful For

So far, this month has been kinda rough. But it's also been sprinkled generously throughout with beauty, encouragement, and hope.

Approaching the end of a hallway - resembling end of old year - and nearing a corner - resembling the transition to a New Year

Goodbye, 2017

You will be remembered fondly, but not missed.

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Things I Appreciate

In life and in people.

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Beauty Tips: Find Your Color Palette

Winter, spring, summer, or fall?

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Beauty Tips: Makeup for Your Work Photo

I speak from my own pain. 😭 Early last year, I was just beginning my journey at a new workplace. On orientation day, my HR coworker took photos of me and the other new hire. Aesthetically, I was anything but prepared for this photo. It was bad enough that I tend to feel tired during the …

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Rouge To Ruin: Facial Redness Causes

Very informative piece by Christy B on When Women Inspire on skin redness and possible underlying health conditions.

When Women Inspire

Woman with facial redness She hides her face, ashamed of its redness. Photo by Kukuh Himawan Samudro on Unsplash.

For most people, a red face is a sign of one thing and one thing only: embarrassment.

That’s a fair assessment. Embarrassment does indeed cause a flushed appearance to the skin, often a pattern of redness right across the cheekbones. It’s a recognizable reality that most of us are familiar with, but it tends to fade within a few minutes.

So push further into your mind; what else does a red face signify? Exertion is probably the next most common answer – and, again, it’s impossible to disagree. If you’ve been exercising up a storm, then your face will show the effort by flushing red. However, as with embarrassment, the redness is temporary.

However, for certain women, facial redness isn’t caused by embarrassment, exercise, alcohol, or the other most commonly suggested issues. Instead, redness is…

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Four is Blue.

What is synesthesia? Are you a synesthete?