About Marcelle Ehlers

I'm a digital marketer by trade, and a Christian by faith. I believe that Jesus blew people's expectations of what God looks out of the water and my hope is that I'll continue this tradition. I also believe that the only Mountain is YHWH. I don't apologise for this part, because I have a deep appreciation and respect for the character of the one true God who saved my life. Over, and over, and over again. Hopefully your beliefs about a cruel, unjust God will be battered to unrecognisable bits as you read the content I create. If it doesn't, please, for the love of all that's good and holy, write it off as uninspired.

Thoughts on Angles of Our Better Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

This thousand pager by Steven Pinker is one of the more challenging, yet illuminating, books I’ve read. As the title suggests, it’s a book about violence and why the world is actually becoming less violent.   I don't think that I would recommend it for everyone. But I would encourage anyone who can get a snapshot of the ideas ...

2020-06-02T18:51:45+00:00May 3rd, 2020|

When life gets real, I remember Job

This week was the first time since the Covid-19 outbreak that I felt it. Until Thursday, the whole situation felt like a, surreal, distant problem. This is largely because I am in a country where the daily deaths and confirmed infections are not in the thousands. I also have the privilege of being able to ...

2020-06-02T18:51:55+00:00April 18th, 2020|

I believe 2020 is still the year of hope

At the beginning of most years, I have a word or a scripture for the year that lies ahead. At the beginning of 2020, my word for the year was hope.   You might say, “Well, Marcelle, you better wash your ‘spiritual ears’ out, because this is definitely not what hope looks like". And to be ...

2020-06-02T18:52:12+00:00March 21st, 2020|

Book Review – Garden City by John Mark Comer

Sometime last year I wrote a post about our purpose as Christians. It’s been one of my more popular posts, but while I listened to Garden City, I felt like I might have shortchanged some people with my answer there.     So, I point you in another direction that will help you untangle the knotted ...

2020-09-30T16:47:38+00:00March 7th, 2020|

What Salvation Means to Me

Writing a post about the meaning of salvation feels like a mammoth task. It is a fundamental concept in the Christian faith, so there are legions of authors, theologians, preachers, and people like me who’ve said something about salvation.   After two false starts, I concluded that no lofty explanation, emotional expression, or thesis worthy piece ...

2020-06-02T18:54:44+00:00February 15th, 2020|

Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F…udge

If there was ever a book with a title that a Christian would avoid, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck would be a prime example of it. Fortunately, I’m not afraid of a couple (ok, quite a few) fudge bombs, so I’ve read it, and recommend that you do so too.   Here’s why  ...

2020-06-13T18:37:52+00:00February 7th, 2020|

Oh Maiden, How to Prepare for your Wedding Night

Growing up, sex before marriage was taboo in our culture. This, according to me, was the norm up until the early 2000’s. Then, with the help of mainstream media, the Gen X’rs and Millennials challenged the norms and now, the reverse is now taboo: Not having sex before marriage. It might come as a ...

2020-09-30T17:10:07+00:00January 28th, 2020|

The Story Behind #thereallife Series

Some time ago I started toying with the idea of creating a series of posts that interrupt people’s daily dose of curated lives.   The goal? Remind people that what they’re seeing isn’t the whole picture.   Why?  We all know that what we’re seeing isn’t the whole picture, because we know we don’t post pictures of our ...

2020-06-02T18:54:44+00:00January 22nd, 2020|

Control – A surprising source of impatience

In our premarital preparation, we were told that happiness is not the purpose of your marriage – holiness is. At first, I thought it meant marriage will suck, and some days it does. Especially when that other person starts doing things that dig into some of your flaws.   It started with the way my husband ...

2020-06-02T18:54:44+00:00January 15th, 2020|