Posts with the tag “meredith-storrs”

Good Princess, Bad Princess, and Our Status as Daughters of the King
October 1st, 2020
As we've walked through some of the famous Old Testament stories in our summer sermon series at Cornerstone, I am struck by the power of story to help us better understand God and ourselves. And the m...  Read More
by Kristen Neiditch
This Advent, Ask More Questions
December 20th, 2019
A few weeks ago we were reflecting as a family on what the kids discussed in Junior Church when I noticed their answers were starting to get a little rote— “Jesus,” “The Bible,” “God can do anything.....  Read More
by Kristen Neiditch
Watching Wisdom
June 13th, 2019
Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.”—James 3:13I have studied or worked in educational institutions for nearly all of my lif...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
On Reading Well
March 13th, 2019
I’ve been on a bit of a reading kick lately. From novels with my Kinder moms book club and middle elementary audio books on the drive home, to parenting books by neuroscientists and heady theological ...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Hannah Wants a Child, Part 3
December 18th, 2018
In parts one and two, we looked into Hannah’s culture as well as the words in her song to earn some insight into what God is showing us through her story. In this final post of the series, I want to c...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Hannah Wants a Child, Part 2
December 13th, 2018
n part one of our look at the biblical character of Hannah, we considered the cultural context of the time period that helps set the stage for Hannah’s desperate plea for a child. We left off the stor...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Hannah Wants a Child, Part 1
December 11th, 2018
When trying to understand and apply Biblical narrative, some of our usual Bible study techniques can fall short. Diagramming sentences, for instance, doesn’t always give us the kind of insight into a ...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Asking More from Women in the Bible
July 3rd, 2018
If you are a woman in the Church, you have likely participated in some kind of Bible study about one of the female heroes of our faith. Ruth, Esther, Sarah, Hannah, Mary—there are a slew of women that...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Reflections on #MeToo and #TimesUp
May 22nd, 2018
Last Fall, when the #metoo movement hit a fever pitch, I wrestled with my reluctance to join the chorus on social media. It hurt to read this status over and over again on the profiles of women I know...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Abiding and Freedom: A Lenten Meditation
March 28th, 2018
I have so appreciated the Sunday dramatizations at Cornerstone and the literary pieces on the blog during this Lenten season. They’ve reminded me to read my Bible not only with a critical mind, but wi...  Read More
by Kristen Neiditch
Is Money Your Master?
January 30th, 2018
“How can you tell if you are mastered by your money?”    We are a camping family. So periodically we pack down the car with our tent and sleeping bags and head out into the middle of nowhere to enjoy ...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Half of Cornerstone
October 31st, 2017
“...Both men and women—and therefore the church as a whole—thrive when women are challenged to live up to God’s calling in their lives.”I thought a lot about the women of Cornerstone when I first read...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
The Great Tragedy of Sainte Chapelle
July 13th, 2017
“At its best, religious art will draw a believer to notice something unique or profound, and thus, to worship God.”I recently had the privilege to travel to Paris, where the top of my must-see list wa...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Living Locally
May 24th, 2017
“We are called to consider more than our personal convictions to ask what might best love our city.”When I went back home to Texas for the summer after my first year at USC, I had a conversation with ...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
The Hope That is in You
March 23rd, 2017
The good news narrative of God’s engagement in this world should render Christians the most hopeful of all people. Not a gee-willickers kind of hope, but the sort of deep-in-the-gut, grounding hope th...  Read More
by Kristen Neiditch
The Good Work of Women, Part 5
September 21st, 2016
“When your vocational choices are limited by finances, it can feel like you are trapped, hopeless, enslaved. But God promises you a secure future with him that even the deepest pangs of this world can...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
The Good Work of Women, Part 3
September 7th, 2016
“How do you navigate the practical aspects of balancing the high calling of a wife and mother with the constant phone calls from the office?”In Parts One and Two of this series, we have looked at the ...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
The Good Work of Women, Part 2
August 31st, 2016
“In discussing this highly complicated topic, I would like to pose two big-picture questions. The most important—how can I best serve and love my family? And second to that, what opportunities for min...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
The Good Work of Women, Part 1
August 23rd, 2016
“In the Bible, there are a diversity of women with various vocations and marital statuses who contribute to God’s great narrative of redemption.”    Though I don’t presently feel the heat of battle, I...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
What if I Stumble?
June 22nd, 2016
If you were a Christian coming of age in the 90s, it’s likely that your most prized CD was DC Talk’s Jesus Freak. You wore that moniker proudly, maybe even had the T-shirt. You didn’t care if they lab...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Forgetting Depression
September 24th, 2015
"Depression says many things. All of them are lies."Depression says many things. All of them are lies. But the worst of these lies masquerade as truth. They sound like truths—spiritual truths even—but...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
At Capacity, but Not Perplexed
August 28th, 2015
"How can you tell when you are at capacity?"    How can you tell when you are at capacity?These last weeks, I’ve had James 1:2 running through my head: “Count it all joy my brothers, when you meet tri...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Gentle and Quiet
June 3rd, 2015
Last week I wrote about modesty and its relation to 1 Peter 3:3-4:“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your a...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
Merely Outward
May 27th, 2015
When I was in middle school, I thought that the worst thing someone could say to me was, “What are you wearing?” Because when a middle school girl asks this question, she is not really inquiring about...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles
He Gives His Beloved Sleep
October 22nd, 2014
"Why do I so often interpret scripture as a long string of to-do’s rather than a relationship God desires from me and the character that it produces?"    It is equally flattering and frustrating when ...  Read More
by Cornerstone West Los Angeles