STAND OUT: 7 traits of a counter cultural life

Welcome to my 6th 31 days series! Sixth. Y’all, I’ve been blogging forever. 🙂

I’m thrilled you are here and I hope this month will be one full of encouragement and inspiration for you. We’ll be spending the month of October talking about this:

STAND OUT ... 7 traits of a counter-cultural life {coming October 2015 to}

Counter cultural has become one of the buzz words in our church vernacular. A quick Google search on the topic will lead to millions {literally!} of results … blog posts and books abound. So, you’re probably wondering, why have I decided to add my voice to the already full choir?

Here’s the thing, I believe it’s easy to get lost in all the counter cultural talk and miss the message to our hearts. We get busy debating if we can have Christmas gifts or put our kids in public schools or buy clothes from chain stores … and while all of those questions are worth asking, the bigger issue {I believe} is rooted in Romans 12:2:

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

In order to live a truly counter-cultural life, we must be transformed. The way we think and believe has to be reconfigured so that what we do and say will accurately reflect the goodness and glory of God.

In order to live a truly counter cultural life, we must be transformed! #StandOut #write31days Click To Tweet

So, that’s what this series is all about — a month of exploring seven traits we must embrace in order to STAND OUT in this world.

STAND OUT: 7 traits of a counter cultural life

Here’s how I’m envisioning this month …

  1. Introduction {that’s this post!}
  2. Transformation instead of conformation
  3. Resource List {I’ll share some of the books, blog posts, sermons, etc., I have found encouraging and challenging. This will be updated throughout the month.}
  4. Sunday Meditation || Romans 12:2
  5. The Wisdom from Above
  6. The Path to True Wisdom
  7. Living Wisely in the Everyday
  8. Commitment: The Choice to Stay
  9. Staying in Places
  10. Staying in Relationships
  11. Sunday Meditation || Colossians 3:17
  12. Generosity in a Hoarder’s World
  13. Giving Generously of Your Resources
  14. Giving Generously of Yourself
  15. Service: the best gift
  16. Why We Serve
  17. How We Serve
  18. Sunday Meditation || Philippians 2:7
  19. When We Don’t Forgive
  20. The Truth about Forgiveness
  21. What Does Forgiveness Look Like?
  22. I Can’t Do It All
  23. I Need You
  24. 3 Reasons the Church Matters
  25. Sunday Meditation || Psalm 71:14
  26. A Reminder for the Days When We Feel Hopeless>
  27. Hope Does Not Disappoint
  28. Hope, the Anchor for Our Souls
  29. Living Counter Culturally … Only Through Christ
  30. A Counter Cultural Life Only Matters when It Points to Jesus
  31. So, What Now?

I’m spending three days on each topic. We’ll look at what the world says and how Scripture points us to truth.

Spend October exploring 7 traits of a counter cultural life and learn to #StandOut! #write31days Click To Tweet

I’m excited about this month and I’m looking forward to what the Lord is going to show us all. I hope you’ll join me.

Okay, y’all, I can’t wait to start digging in tomorrow! It’s gonna be awesome!!

Teri Lynne

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  1. I love this Teri Lynne! I think you are targeting all us moms who are reading…and that IS good. But wouldn’t this topic make a great little eBook (or short booklet) for young girls (or boys)????? Please do write it for us moms—we need to hear it too—but I think you could expand this! In your spare time…

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