God, just trying to understand myself is so difficult, then there's trying to express myself accurately and in love. I fail very often. It's such a relief to be known by You. We frail, folly-led humans tend to so often base our ideas of our worth on the imperfections and sins of others: someone misunderstands... Continue Reading →
God, You are so patient with me, although I am weak and easily frightened or distracted and think foolish things. You remember that I am but dust yet also the bearer of Your image - what humility You show! - and a temple to Your own sacred Spirit, and You show unceasing mercy to me.... Continue Reading →
Very early this morning I asked God why He had allowed some very painful things to occur in my life. I wasn't angry with Him, and I wasn't insecure about His love for me. I wasn't questioning His involvement or His purposes for my life. I did not ask out of indignation nor out of... Continue Reading →
I've read biographies and listened to testimonies, but I can't think of another person (besides Jesus) with more of a pure, childlike yet mature faith than this woman. Listen to her tell her story here.
Forgiveness: A definition Forgiveness is an often misunderstood word. We confuse it with condonation, we confuse it with trust, and we confuse it with justification. To condone someone is to ignore or overlook a wrong. To trust someone is to rely on that person. To justify someone is to excuse an action or claim that... Continue Reading →
Every once in a while I put a good quote and a good picture together to make my own desktop wallpaper, like the one above. Today I decided to add the ones I made to my website so anyone can use them! Check them out by clicking here!
Have you ever met someone with a childlike spirit? First, we should all recognize that there is a world of difference between childish and childlike. Childish is what no one wants to be around. Childlike is someone who shares a purity of heart, a ready love, an innocent joy, and a never-ending sense of wonder... Continue Reading →
In Sunday School today my class was asked what in our lives would devastate us if it were taken away. The theme was about loving Jesus for who He is rather than loving more the gifts He gives us. Most answers started with family then went on to health and jobs and such. My first... Continue Reading →
“God is not man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not fulfill it?” - Numbers 23:19 “For I, the LORD, do not change…” - Malachi 3:6 “Every good thing given... Continue Reading →
I love fiction. I learn much through fiction, whether it is made by Christians or non. There always seem to be threads of truth lurking somewhere within, even if the ones who created the fiction have strong beliefs in lies. One thing I’ve noticed recently is how much modern fiction seems to include a search... Continue Reading →
Most people have a problem with mixed bags. That’s a problem, because most people are mixed bags. We aren’t all good or all bad. Our actions aren’t always good or always bad. Mass murderers are capable of kindness. Gentle-hearted philanthropists are capable of cruelty. At times it feels as though we are at war with... Continue Reading →
What does a successful life look like? Something big, like being rich and famous? Something simpler, like being loved? Something basic, like having one's life "together"? How about this one: Having the time and ability to do what we enjoy? So often we measure our lives to the ideal of what we think life should... Continue Reading →