Today's message at church was prompted by an interesting question, "Why do some Christ-followers seem to struggle internally more than others?" It's a question I've often wondered myself because my transformation was so radical. I want to see radical transformations in the hearts of all my friends and family, I want to see them experience … Continue reading Standing Firm
Setting Boundaries (intro)
This year has been an eye-opener. I think everyone says that every year and that's a good thing, it means that we are moving forward or at least touching the deeper meanings of life. But, seriously, it feels as though this year kept my eyelids peeled back until the dryness of my eyeballs was no … Continue reading Setting Boundaries (intro)
Handmade Christmas Cards
It only took me about a week of mental preparation to make my Christmas cards. Yay we did it! Ever since I can remember, I've always enjoyed making Christmas cards for my family. Not only do I put effort into the crafting (which is by no means spectacular), but I always aim to write personal … Continue reading Handmade Christmas Cards
Just let go already
I originally planned to use today's blog to explain why I won't share any photographs of my baby online. Why? I guess because I feel strongly about consent and privacy of minors, among other things. So I spent an hour writing out my point-of-view... Then, I heard a Fatherly voice say, "who cares?" Well, hello, I … Continue reading Just let go already
When You are Free to be Free (pt. 3)
Becoming free means literally becoming new! I did not have to fall into my old ways just because that is what I was used to. I not only had permission to change, become a new person, but I was encouraged to do so. Everyday God would stick His hand in my heart and rearrange my dispositions. The Spirit would speak to me by drawing me towards or pulling me away from something.
What is a friend?
I'm breaking my own once a week rule here... it's okay, I think I need to write through some of life's things. Well, what is a friend? Facebook defines anyone you connect with online as a friend. Instagram and Twitter (which I'm no longer using) call your friends followers, that's enough to think about it. … Continue reading What is a friend?
Why You are Free to be Free (pt. 2)
Speaking about sin tends to put people, especially unbelievers, on defense. That tension is not dignified proof of your innocence. It's the enemy's way of keeping you distant from God, read Part 1. How can we ever get close to God if we are sinning? If we are always going to be sinners? Well, I … Continue reading Why You are Free to be Free (pt. 2)
You are Free to be Free (pt. 1)
Most unbelievers think that God does not want us to be free because He gives us rules to live by. I'm starting a short series about Freedom in Christianity because I want to challenge that idea. The right to freedom used to be one of my arguments for living a life of sin. "God loves … Continue reading You are Free to be Free (pt. 1)
Overcoming Tough Times
There is a difference between losing friends and shedding friends. Losing status and shedding status. Losing material things and shedding material things. As we go through the course of life, we will experience events that may leave us feeling bare. A rough patch may leave us stripped of everything we ever knew. Sometimes we walk into … Continue reading Overcoming Tough Times
Morning Sickness or Spiritual Sickness?
Under any circumstance, because of my relationship with my body, I believed that I would have a wonderful pregnancy free of pain and yucky symptoms. Yea, I know, wishful thinking. You may find this laughable but I consider my personal "morning sickness" to be a product of spiritual sickness, not biology.