…somehow, I see beauty woven through the days and start feeling better
Because there are no “entry-level” positions in God’s eyes. There are no ladders to climb to make us more important than another Christian.
Leaving behind legalism is one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever done. And for a long time, I just couldn’t do it.
For those times when you are out-of-sync spiritually with your spouse.
The verse that is probably used the most to stress “faithful church attendance” is simply a reminder that we need to be getting together with other believers.
I’m asking you to focus less on the problem and consider the possibility you could in fact be part of the solution.
But sometimes, the first step of surrender is admitting to God that you aren’t ready to surrender.
But that very brief time that I spent at that church didn’t pull me down. In contrast, it really opened my eyes to a lot of things: I realized that the body of Christ is much bigger than I thought. I realized that God could be found in places where I thought I should never dare show up.
Life just got a whole lot bigger and scarier. But the God I knew was still small and stuck in the box I created for him with my incomplete understanding of his grace.
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts! We’ve been busy adjusting to our new life in North Carolina, celebrating the 4th of July, taking short day trips, and most of my free time has been spent writing posts for my new blog series about legalism and grace. But in the mean … [Read more…]
As of today, we have lived in our new home for exactly one month, and have been here in our new hometown just a few days beyond that. In so many ways our life in Kentucky…our Army life…seems like a different lifetime ago. It feels like we have been here forever. And other times it … [Read more…]
For four years of marriage, I based how good of a wife I was on my performance. …I stopped singing and shook my head at the irony, as I realized that this problem I have extended far beyond just my marriage. It originated in a faulty view of God that I had believed since childhood.
The more that I love and serve God, the more He’s going to love and accept me.
It’s been a while, and I really need this post today. January has been a pretty tough month. There was the two weeks of flu…and the sleeplessness…That in itself has taken me through some pretty dark days. And then there is the ongoing stress of my husband’s job situation. He got granted two interviews for … [Read more…]
Celebrating the birth of Christ this year has been not only a natural response, but the ONLY response I possibly could have to God after all He’s done for me this year.