Daniel W. Elliott

Discovering Discipleship with Young Christians

Wasted Selfies and Pointless Bible Reading

Can you remember how many selfies have you taken in your life? Dozens? Hundreds? Thousands?

Here’s a challenge: how many of them do you remember right now?

I bet it’s not many.

I have over 60,000 digital images in my photo library (not many are selfies, though).1 As long as I have a general idea of when the picture was taken, I can find it. But I don’t always remember the picture correctly.

For example, the other day I (temporarily) colored my hair blue for Crazy Hair Night at AWANA. I shared a picture with some of my online friends, and some of them wanted to see pictures of the other times I’ve colored my hair. So, I told them that the first time I colored my hair I had orange polka dots. I went on a hunt to find those old photos. It took a bit, but I found them.

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The Time War


I enjoy making jokes or puns out of current events, trends, and hashtags (so long as the subject isn’t too touchy, and I feel like doing so). For example, the other day I had some fun with the #FakeLoveFacts hashtag on Twitter while it was trending (Here are some examples). So, naturally, the thought occurred to me that I could take the popular #notMyPresident hashtag and repurpose it for Valentines Day.

But then I had a thought. As a Christian, Valentines Day is my holiday. (And no, this is not a corny reference to Psalm 118:24. But the thought did cross my mind.)

Yes, I am single. But I still think that Valentine’s Day is for me. It’s for you as well, regardless if you are single, in a relationship, or if you are crushing on someone and have the perfect ship name and wedding colors picked out.

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Happy Birthday!

This blog is a year old today! Or something like that, because I think the date got messed up on that post. Somehow. But I think January 1st is a great birthday for a blog, so I’m going to go with that.

Anyway, I’m sorry that nothing else came of this blog last year. Hopefully I’ll do something with this blog this year, but we’ll see. I mostly wanted to to get a post in today

It’s About Time

Masked Man Gives 7 Valentine’s Day Tips​

Beauty in Beginnings

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1 ESV)

When God created the world, he set a precedent that man has followed ever since. While man may try to match the glory of God’s creation, man can never create something from nothing. Nevertheless, man keeps on creating. Paintings, sculptures, stories, dances, poetry, movies, and TV shows. These are just a few types of creations in the field of art, to say nothing of the creating and discovery that occurs in science and other more technical fields.

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I ran out of time

How to Have A Daily Quiet Time​

Why Don’t We Continue What We Start

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