When I was younger, I used to be in a theater group. One year we did a play about the Maccabees. I can still remember one line in the song. “Antiochus, the terrible has made our lives unbearable.” Unbearable ended up being a bit of an understatement. Antiochus heavily restricted (forbid) Jewish tradition, because he [...]
Why should God let me into heaven? Have you ever wrestled with the question if God should let you into heaven? I have just completed reading Ephesians with my dear friend, and if you want to read the gospel wrapped up in a nice little bow, read the first 3 chapters of Ephesians. In reading [...]
My son teaches me a lot about my walk with Christ. And this year he has taught me about 20/20 vision. Is it just my him, or when you ask your child to get something (like the shoes that are right in front of them) they say "I couldn't see them!" Sometimes I think his [...]
Does it feel like Christmas to you? Go ahead, and honestly answer that. I will. I am struggling with the balance of what I want, and what I can't have. You can read more about what I will be missing most this week, on my Candidly Christian post from last week, but I want talk [...]
A Different Kind Of Christmas Let's face it, this Christmas is just going to be different. There is no getting around it. And this is what I am writing about on Candidly Christian today. And in all honesty, I actually wrote this post in October, and then revised it a few days ago, when the [...]
I said in Friday's blog that I wasn't really into the Christmas season this year. The things that I have usually enjoyed doing, haven't brought the enjoyment that it usually has. I am usually the one who likes Christmas movies (the Hallmark, and Lifetime ones...go ahead make fun of me), the ribbons, bows, etc. And [...]
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...
Are you in a Christmas rut? Do you want to bring joy to others this season, but are unsure how to do it? I have been there! Join me on Candidly Christian today where I share how I feel about Santa Clause, and 9 ways to bring joy to others this Christmas season!
You're a good person. These were words said to me recently after I offered to do something for a friend, that most people wouldn't offer to do. What I offered to do fell through, for reasons out of my control. But these are words a Christ follower hate to hear, because if you are a [...]
I am just going to get right to the point here. I am not a huge fan of giving gifts. However, if I am going to get a gift for someone, I love finding them the perfect gift. Like LOVE! It gives me joy. A few weeks ago, knowing a dear friends favorite verse about [...]