Christianity, faith, Forgiveness & Healing

Fighting Lies

Surely the Lord has done great things! Don’t be afraid, my people. Be glad now and rejoice, for the Lord has done great things.” Joel 2:21

I’m currently writing this in a hotel room in upstate New York. I’m working out of a few of my organizations sites this week, giving me an opportunity to meet the directors and to do some training. Although I normally enjoy staying in a hotel once in a while, it’s not quite the same when my hubby isn’t with me. I can all too easily stay in the room after work and pretend the outside world doesn’t exist. Continue reading “Fighting Lies”

Christianity, faith, Forgiveness & Healing

Being A Constant Tripper

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10

It’s been a rough week. And a very emotional one. And on weeks like this I sometimes wonder if I should continue doing this blog and running a Bible study. I worry that all the ‘issues’ that I have will allow me to be really used by God.  Continue reading “Being A Constant Tripper”

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Thanks In The Midst of Trouble

And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” Mark 11:25

Wow. That’s all I can say right now…Wow. Life can really throw us curve balls can’t it? Ugh! This weekend has seriously been icky. Started out a little early with what all I can call is“1- ‘high school drama’. I didn’t go through that much when when I was in high school, feels kinda crappy that I need to go through it at 47 years of age. 😦 Continue reading “Thanks In The Midst of Trouble”

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Great Is His Faithfulness

Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.” Proverbs 4:25-27

I haven’t been feeling well over the last few weeks and the time has made me more aware than I’d like to admit of my shortcomings. In several aspects of my life I’ve gone the opposite direction than I had hoped for. And that right there is part of the problem. I’m hoping for something that I’m not 1-putting the effort into and 2-and most importantly-not bringing them to Jesus first. Continue reading “Great Is His Faithfulness”

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Love Is…

“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; loves does not parade itself, it is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek it’s own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8a

I think we all grow up with some kind of fantasy of what ‘being in love’ is like. All rainbows and sunshine. It is not until we get into relationships that we realize that the rain comes before the rainbow. Love is work and it is a choice. Continue reading “Love Is…”