What happens when our public passion exceeds our private devotion? what happens when we pray more in front of others than we do in our closets? or when we raise holy hands in church, but forget to worship at home? We love others - we love them fiercely. but in our pursuit of their souls … Continue reading Public Passion or Private Devotion?
July was an interesting month. My brother got married in the middle of July, so of course up till then, we were swamped with wedding prep. The last few days before the wedding were the busiest, but also the most fun in my opinion. Arranging flowers, setting up the reception, last minute dress alterations... *sigh* … Continue reading The Month of July
I don't always know what to say. Actually, more often then not, I struggle to find words (or at least the most fitting, or 'right' words.) I don't know the long, theological answers to questions they ask. I struggle and fail... I get discouraged and stressed out. And I know they are … Continue reading You Are Someone’s Role Model
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes." Romans 1:16 I saw her in the bathroom of a gas station. She looked like she was in her late teens or early twenties. Cropped blond hair, shorts and a t shirt, she didn't … Continue reading Christ’s Love Compels Us
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked. Proverbs 24:16 Have you ever wished to go back and redo your past? Would you live a few years over, and hope to make better decisions? Do you carry around guilt or shame, cowering … Continue reading A Failure?
Today, Instead of letting your worries bog you down, take them to the cross. (and leave them there. Refuse to allow yourself to take them back up.) When you feel overwhelmed with cares, sorrows, and responsibilities, remember that Jesus shares our burdens. He knows what you are going through, and more than that, He understands. … Continue reading Today
While anyone can become a victim of human trafficking, there are definitely things that make a person more susceptible to becoming a victim. In part one, I mentioned vulnerability being a vital key in traffickers recruiting victims. While abduction, kidnapping, false job advertisements, and offering 'help' are methods used, showing romantic interest is most common. (over 50% … Continue reading Stop the Traffick (part 2)
Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9 The pictures on my teen dating profile said it all. Actually, it would be more accurate to say it screamed it. "I am a … Continue reading Stop the Traffick (part 1)
So I wondered what to do next. No doors seemed to be opening, and standing in the hallway (so to speak) was getting pretty boring. I mean, I was pounding on these doors, and hollering for them to open up, and did they? Nope. And I was stuck waiting. Besides being bored and frustrated, I … Continue reading Worship While Waiting
There is no place like home. I like to go new places, see new people, and hang out with friends. But by the end of a week or two, I am so (so) ready for home. There is a few reasons for this... When I am away from home, I miss my hazelnut coffee creamer, … Continue reading No Place Like Home