Corrie ten Boom said, "If God has called you, do not spend time looking over your shoulder to see who is following you." And she is someone whose advice I respect. So why do we blog? Why do we write? As Christian writers, we say it's to tell people about the Lord Jesus Christ and His love.… Continue reading Why Do I Blog? To Be Followed or To Follow Him?
Do you sometimes feel like you don't fit in? You may need to remind yourself that if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, this world is not your home. Your home is in heaven and you are an ambassador for Christ in a foreign land. "We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were… Continue reading Our Role As God’s Ambassador
The life of Esther fascinates me. Although she was a Jewish orphan, God used her in an extraordinary way. When my daughter was a little girl, she dressed up like Queen Esther for Halloween. Personally, I don't care for Halloween. But, at least she was dressed up like a Heroine of the Bible! Christina loved… Continue reading An Unusual Halloween
That's why we complain isn't it? To feel better. After all, I've got to get this off my chest! I need to vent!" But does it really make you feel better? I decided to do an experiment. What would happen if, instead of complaining, I thanked God. Here's what happened. The more I complained about… Continue reading Does Complaining Make You Feel Better?
Our Sunday School lesson was taken from Luke 16:1-9. It can be difficult to understand, depending on which translation you read. We grasped for the true meaning with some difficulty and interesting discussion. I couldn't wait to get home and search for understanding. Perhaps you studied the same lesson. Jesus told His disciples a story… Continue reading Jesus Talks About Wealth
I found myself in a situation that took me off guard, and I had no idea what to say. As all of us parents love to do, a friend was bragging on her kid. Then, she added that the child was too smart to believe in the Bible. I uttered a meager, "But it's true."… Continue reading Lord, Make Me Bold
I am strengthened by Vivian’s faith and trust in the Lord. God’s Word tells us, “… and after you have done everything, to stand.” I am standing with you, Vivian!
Do you ever have times when you just feel defeated? You try this or that to only end up disappointed and disheartened? It happens to everyone.
I’ve been tasting the bitterness of disappointed hopes lately with my recovery. I’ve tried new tasks I think I can handle just to end up once again taking two steps back. These were simple things like climbing stairs, or household chores, things that used to come easily but are now difficult and frustrating, resulting in nausea and fatigue.
That’s the physical struggle, but then there’s the spiritual struggle which accompanies the physical struggle because we are all connected: soul, body, spirit.
In her book ‘Beauty Marks’, Linda Barrick explains the difference between our bodies, souls and spirits like this:
Body: physiological, sense awareness, sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch.
Soul: psychological, self-awareness, mind, will, emotions.
Spirit: Spiritual, God awareness, Conscience, faith, worship, dwelling place of…
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