The Things We Fix Our Eyes On

Yes, I am writing about it. The coronavirus. It is one of the big things taking up the spot light in the news. As I write this, there was one confirmed case of the virus at our local hospital, and there have been actions taken to prepare the school system in our town to close for 2 weeks. That is a decision that will probably come in a couple days the latest, but I am guessing they are waiting to see if this thing is going to spread in our town before making a firm decision. As I watch the news, and see what is being posted on social media, it can be really easy to fall into fear about this thing, and I know that so many people are. But before you read more, I want you to consider who or what you go to as your source of truth?

What My Husband Called Me Out On This Christmas

My husband called me out on it, more than once, I might add. I haven't really been in the Christmas spirit. My nights are usually filled with watching Hallmark Christmas movies, and I can't even get through one with my favorite Hallmark actress, and actor (Torrey Devitto... also known as crazy nanny Carrie, and Chad Michael Murray. Yes I am a One Tree Hill fan). In a way I feel weary...

Let’s Talk About The “F” Word….Again

What lead a grown man to sob uncontrollably in my arms, while saying over and over I want my mommy, I want my mommy? Forgiveness. I met him in Rwanda and walked him through forgiving his mother for leaving him and his siblings in the genocide for her own safety. Years he had held on to the pain, but he was in a place where he wanted to forgive her, and try to reconcile with her as well.  Before we get there though...there is something else we need to address.

Let’s Talk About The “F” Word

Which is harder, to say "your sins are forgiven?" or "get up and walk?" Can I take a moment and answer that? The forgiveness of sins part has definitely got to be harder. Like by a long shot. And I say this because I will tell people all day to have faith that to do what Jesus says, but for me forgiveness is not as easy as telling people to "just have faith" that what He says is true. Following Christ isn't easy my friends. And this is one of those acts of obedience that I can easily forget about, until I am confronted by the truth. And that is what happened Saturday morning, when someone called me out on it. The truth felt like a truck hit me. I was holding onto hurt from 20 years ago. 2 decades is a long time to hold unforgiveness, and carry it in your heart. But that is what happened, for more than half my life.

What Is God’s Best?

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?