Quick question. What are the two words that you would never want to see next to each other in the Bible? Take a minute to think about that. I am not sure how I would have answered that a few days ago, but one of the words that I don't want to see is a word that I won't pray for. And the second word is something that I prayed for a little over a year ago, and then asked "Why". Find out what those two words are by reading this week's post.
Barbie had everything she could ever want. A wardrobe that would fit any occasion, from work to play, from beaches to weddings. She always had a smile on her face. A beautiful dream house that was never messy, and it never fell apart. In Barbie's dream house there was no room for hardship, or anything that wasn't happy. Barbie never looked in the mirror, and didn't like what she saw. She wasn't insecure, and didn't have confidence issues. She never felt like she wasn't enough.
When I was in high school, I had a guy friend. I guess I shouldn't say that I "had", because we are still friends. He was more of a family friend to both my family and Mike's actually. We stayed friends in college, always tried to see each other on the holidays we were around … Continue reading The Story Of The Memorial Day Dresses
Adoption. The word may stir up many different emotions and thoughts for you. Some might include excitement, fear, apathy, joy, pain, or indifference. You might believe this doesn’t apply to your own life or it may be a major part of your life experience. The truth of the gospel is that it is significant to us as believers. We are all adopted into God’s family. Our amazing, big, wonderful, and awesome God chose each one of you to be His sons and daughters. He invites us to call him “Abba, Father” and He wants nothing more than a personal relationship with each one of us. To take His deep love a step further, He made sure that we are saved and covered by His grace. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8. He is a father who deeply loves each and every one of His children…no matter how messy, sinful, or broken. His love is bigger and He is calling us home. Our loving God adopts us into His family.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11. A verse that is spoken so many times at happy events. Weddings, engagement parties, baby showers. It is a verse that should carry hope, and does. This … Continue reading 200: The Shelter, The Rock, and The Rainbow
I don’t talk about what I’m about to talk about today a lot. I’ve written about it once. I basically vowed to never write about it again, because it doesn't really effect my life anymore... unless God wants to show me something.... like today... so here I am. I was like Peter, I told Jesus … Continue reading Upon The Rock On Which I Stand
For those of you that know me, you know that I am a sports fanatic. It's pretty much all I watch on TV. Growing up with two athletic older brothers planted the seeds early. I love the drama of competition, the unpredictability and the life lessons that can be learned. A few weeks ago, I … Continue reading The Struggle Is Real
I have a confession. It is a confession of sin. And it isn’t the worst one, it is pretty little, but still sin. The other day I was trying to save time, and I took a left out of a parking lot when there was a clear sign that said “No Left Turn.” I didn’t get caught, but I definitely wasn’t following the law. Even though I didn’t get caught, I still shouldn’t have done it. But it seemed like a good idea, and I needed to get where I was going. It didn’t seem like a big deal, but also a lesson into what Satan tempts us to do every day. Let’s go back into the first time a question is asked in the Garden of Eden…
Ready? Tough question for you. What part of the Bible don’t you like? Go on say it. I can’t hear you. Speak it, there is no one to judge you. What specifically don’t you like about the Word of God? I know, hard question. Another question, but this is a fun one! What is your favorite … Continue reading Candidly Christian: Why Should I Read My Bible?
Last week I flew to visit a friend in Texas, and I ended up getting into the topic of beliefs with a guy in my row. He shared with me what he believed, and why. I realized quickly that he knew what he was talking about. His beliefs hadn't been spoon fed to him. He had thought a lot about them. We talked about his desire to please God to get to heaven, and to have his sins atoned for by getting right in the eyes of God. So at the end of the conversation I said Why not Jesus? His answer was eye-opening.