Okay, so this is a little hard to write. I’ve been ‘in church’ since well before I was born. But in over 30 years, I was still childlike in understanding God’s grace and favor. I’ve had the Sunday School answer, a simple, childish acceptance, which is great, but we’re called to a combination of childlike faith and spiritual maturity. (Matthew 18:2-4, Ephesians 4:11-16, Hebrews 6) I didn’t know what I didn’t know. But now I’m excited. Every time I do learn the Biblical or historical meaning of a word, I find my Bible reading time so much richer. It’s something … Read More
Knowing what you want, and WHY you want it will take you a long way towards making it happen. But that’s not all that matters. Getting God’s input, making sure that you are following Biblical goal-setting practices, and having access to God’s power and favor in your follow-through? Those things make all the difference in the world!
Are there really 3 steps to salvation? What does it mean to be born again? After all, we can’t exactly go back into mom’s womb a second time, can we? (Asks a church leader in John chapter 3) I’m writing this post for 4 people:1: Anyone who is curious about becoming a Christian. 2: New Believers who want to know the next steps after salvation. 3: Christians who want to share the wonderful Savior but aren’t sure how. 4: Me. I need the practice in sharing the 3 steps to salvation. My assignment is to “always be ready to explain the hope that is within me” … Read More
5 simple steps to financial freedom, really? Financial freedom is a dream for some, a reality for others, and seems completely impossible for many. Slavery to debt, comfort, “more” etc, means we don’t have the freedom to be generous, or obey God when he asks something of us. But God designed it so we don’t have to be slaves of money! To have freedom is possible! With that (and some legalese) here is today’s Celebrate Lit book review. ? Please note that I received an advance copy from Celebrate Lit, though all thoughts are my own. I have also included affiliate links … Read More
Thanks to Celebrate Lit, I get to review The Vintage Wren, which is a young woman’s personal 52 Week Challenge to go “Green” for a year. I’m excited to share this one with you guys! *Please note that this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through one, I may make a small commission at no additional cost to you. I did receive a free copy of the book, which does not influence my review. I share with you my honest opinions. About The Vintage Wren Book Title: the Vintage Wren Volume 1 Author: Chautona Havig Genre: Christian / … Read More
Have you ever wondered about those verses on pruning in the Bible? I have. I’ve heard messages explaining it. Trying to help us understand. What does prune mean in the Bible? They make me curious. Because I have not spent any time in a vineyard, what I know is only through reading about it. According to several dictionaries, the answer is to: cut, shape, smooth, trim, to cleanse or purify Sounds painful. I mean who really wants to be cut and trimmed? But the benefits sound very good! Shaping and smoothing, cleansing and purification are all good things! … Read More
Question for you: What is your Big Picture Perspective? What is Your focus on, the central theme that effects Everything? Well, what is your Focus on? Which Choice, Decision or Event rules your thoughts and life? Is it that Mistake in the past? You know the one. That thing you said or did, that you can’t believe you were that thoughtless. Or that time that the other person’s mistake left you scarred. Whether it was Physical, Emotional, Mental, or Spiritual, it still hurts! Or Maybe, you’ve dealt with the past, and the Big Picture perspective you have is a bit narrower. The mountain of dishes, laundry, chores, … Read More
Are you being intentional about leaving a legacy of faith for your kids? Living your legacy in front of your Grandkids? Leaving a spiritual legacy is a priceless gift that takes intentional effort! My Mom, Granny, and 2 Great Grandmas were there when I was baptized at age 17. These ladies have been very intentional in leaving a spiritual legacy for me and my brothers and cousins. The impact is Huge. Their faith in hard times, and their daily habits show us just how living your legacy looks, which will have an impact for generations to come. And family memories, … Read More