We were criticized again for that decision, “well it doesn’t seem that great now either”. And sometimes God’s best doesn’t look that great, because we live in a culture that is focused on numbers, instant gratification, and wanting what is easy, and on top of that the American dream is about the pursuit of happiness, and not obedience to Christ. And in a way that was what we were faced with. Do what would secure his job? Or trust that He had a plan, and that this was really His best for us, as we had at first believed?
My husband and I are very prayerful when making decisions, especially when it comes to our children, so praying for the schools our children go to is no exception. When looking for a school for Charlie, we reached out to 10 schools in our town, and not one of them got back to us. I am telling you, not even a "we are full, want to be put on a waiting list?". I didn't think finding a place for my 3 year old to attend school would be so hard. But He did open up one door for him, and it was a place that we have loved from the beginning. And today the truth that is radiating my soul is that He is faithful.
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.
Do you remember the moment you first decided to follow Jesus? For me, it seemed pretty simple. Maybe like Peter. Jesus really didn't tell Peter much. Just that he would be a fisher of men. When I decided to follow Jesus, I didn't really know a lot either. And looking back, and even reflecting on Peter, I have to wonder that if Jesus had told me, if He had told Peter everything that would happen, would we have still decided to follow?
Well, I didn't expect the past several posts to be a series of blogs, but that is what ended up happening. It has been awhile since I have written, but we were in the garden, we were carrying the cross, His sacrifice where His blood was shed, but now there is the resurrection. A little … Continue reading Where Life Lies: The Resurrection
Okay so I usually don't do this, like a blog series, but that is kind of what happened. If you haven't read my past 2 blogs, Where Life Lies, and Where Life Lies: The Sacrifice, God has been showing me a lot about the precious blood of Jesus, His sacrifice, and now His promise. Has … Continue reading Where Life Lies: The Promise
Do any of you pray for a "word" for the year? I didn't until a couple of years ago, and my word for 2018 was "behold". Behold is a word that shows up a lot in scripture, with a few different words in the original text. But it always carries similar meaning. It is spoken … Continue reading Behold
Why are you looking at me like that? I caught Charlie looking at me. Actually it was more like gazing. It made me a bit uncomfortable, because he wouldn't take his eyes off of me. So I asked him why he was looking at me like that? Because I love you. Here it is again. … Continue reading Because I Love You
Be obedient. I’ll never forget the words as they were said to me, or the person who said them. They are words that have stuck with me. And obedience has pretty much been so simple for me. God leads, I follow. He says come, I’ll say how fast? It’s usually that simple for me. There … Continue reading The Path Set Before You
I want to be the winner. My son is 4, and that is something that has frequently come out of his mouth. He loves to win, he wants to be first. We have had to gently talk to him about what winning truly looks like. Crossing the finish line first may mean that you were … Continue reading Laying Down Your Life