Hello girlfriends! Welcome to p & t! (And a quick shout out to the boys - you're totally welcome here guys, make yourself comfortable 'cos the topics we cover have to do with you as well. But prepare for things to look pretty.)
Thanks so much for visiting the online space of P & T. Feel free to have a look around.
Paper & Treasure is about discovering treasure in the paper of our bibles. The Words between the pages of the Greatest Book ever written is a gold mine that is going to enrich your life. The goal is to teach you how to read it, use it, understand it, interpret it, apply it, and live it out.
P & T is a resource tool for young people who need answers to tough questions, and encouragement for these big days. Yes, let’s talk about sex, dating, relationships & marriage - and let His Word landscape our perspective rather than the confused and ever-changing culture around us.
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RELATIONSHIPS & DATING
Dating, girlfriends, boyfriends, fiancé, sweetheart, player ... you might find these words in your Urban Dictionary, but not in your concordance. However, the bible itself is THE book on all relationships - it is the Book of Love, written by the Ultimate Romancer, about the Greatest Love Story Ever Told. I think it's safe to say: you have all you need within the Word of God to guide all your 'ships, romantic or not.
Check out the following blogs for tips & advice on Christian dating & relationships:
The bible is a gold mine full of girls who changed the landscape of scripture and shook the world around them. They manage to transcend their culture and place in time - we find them, buried like unhidden treasure, between the pages of the Greatest Love Story ever told. In this section, you’ll find their story, alongside a devotional that will encourage us to lead, live and love as these women did in their place in history. Remember, the story is still being written.
Reading, seeking, searching, understanding and knowing the Word of God isn't an event - it's a lifestyle. He has breathed his beautiful Spirit into His Word, in order that upon reading them, they would come alive in us - and in turn, make us come alive! Just as we need the nutrients of physical food every day, so too do we need to feed upon the treasures within His Word that seek to landscape our hearts and lives into something glorious. Check out THE TREASURE FIELD blogs for some of my discoveries within His gold mine.
The Word of God is a landscape full of treasures waiting to be found - like any search for treasure, bible study requires tools, labour, a map to know where to look, and most importantly: time. Because of these features, bible study differs to daily devotions. While devotions are required daily in search of application to your heart and life, study of the Word is different. It seeks to understand biblical context, authorship, culture and language in order to see beyond what is being said to what is being meant. Ultimately, the better we know the Word of God, the more we know the God of the Word.
Check out these blogs for tips, tools & advice for a better bible study!
Just as Adam and Eve were both required to procreate physically, we need both the guys and the girls in the kingdom to be FRUITFUL & MULTIPLY to fulfil our heavenly mandate! Men and women are equal, yet distinct. Check this space for theological teaching and clarity on the women in ministry debate, as well as encouraging teachings & devotions designed specifically for girls in leadership
you'll get bonus content that is reserved for email subscribers only, such as fresh updates before it hits social media / video blogs / my teaching lectures & sermon notes / personal newsletters & pics / how-to secrets