Letting The World God Define Your Beauty

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We have allowed our society to let beauty mean a certain thing.

If, like me,  you type in the word “beauty” to a google or bing search to see what people really define beauty as, you’ll see tons of pictures of thin women, with long, luscious hair, powdering themselves with makeup.

I’m sure by the time you’re done going through those, you won’t feel that you’re beautiful.

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Faith to Walk on Water

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“And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? “

(Matthew 14:28-31)

A quest to know Jesus more. A step of faith. A tempest of doubt. A saving hand. A question of faith. Continue reading “Faith to Walk on Water”

Valentine’s Day—Thoughts of Love

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With Valentine’s Day approaching, I was thinking about the reason we celebrate it. I was thinking about love.

Love has almost become a dirty word in our day.

People have been manipulating with, and playing off of that most vulnerable and appealing of emotions. We talk about how we love a pair of shoes or piece of furniture. People assure us that we’ll love the deal we made with them, the car we bought from them (really?….I’m guilty of talking like that as well!)

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Believing God is Good…Even When He’s Not Blessing Your Life

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I have the same problem as a lot of Christians. God decides to bless me with something in life and I (figuratively and sometimes literally) raise my hands and shout “Hallelujah!”, “God is good!”

But then….maybe God decides to either remove that blessing or not continue blessing me….and my hands slowly fall back to my sides. God doesn’t seem so good anymore.

We’re getting it all wrong. Why do we base God’s goodness on whether He blesses us or not?

Why do we view God as good or bad based on what He does, instead of knowing He’s good because of who He is?

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For Everything There’s a Time

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Seasons being dramatic changes. One season can be quiet and tranquil, a period of restoration and refreshment. The next can be hectic and unplanned, a rushing through time without being able to pause and take a breath.

Last year was a waiting year. God told me, “Just learn to rest and trust in me. I am preparing you for something in this calm season.”

This year has started, and already I know: this is a year of action.

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On Ladies’ Meetings and Shoeboxes

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Our church holds ladies’ meetings. (yeah. Way to start off a post, right?)

A couple weeks ago, it was one such meeting. We normally hold it at someone’s house, but this time it was in our church’s fellowship hall.

It was a long hard day at work for me. I was dirty, sweaty, and tired; and I only had about an hour to get a shower and get cleaned up and put my feet up for a few minutes. Continue reading “On Ladies’ Meetings and Shoeboxes”

Are We Seeking to Be Moral Christians or Godly Christians?

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I am enjoying reading “Counter Culture” by David Platt. If you think this is a weird way to start a blog post, by all means, keep reading. It will get better.

It’s the kind of book that inspires you to actually do something to change the world.

I’d been all caught up in reading it, silently “amen-ing” to his points (my mom says I actually nod away at my book while reading. Like I do in church during the sermon), devouring chapter after chapter, until I realized—I hadn’t even cracked open the cover of my Bible that day.

Talk about conviction! Here I am reading a book on countering culture with our Christianity and spirituality and I hadn’t even been in my guidebook—I hadn’t even taken the time to arm myself with time with God. Continue reading “Are We Seeking to Be Moral Christians or Godly Christians?”