lunes, diciembre 03, 2018

The Importance of Family

I like the way Russell Moore thinks about family.  He writes, " . . . if we are united in Christ, our family genealogy is found not primarily in the front pages of our dusty old family Bibles, but inside its pages, in the first chapter of the Gospel of Matthew."

miércoles, octubre 31, 2018

The New Terrorists

They're ever more tricky, these modern terrorists.  They appear cute and harmless, dressed as an endearing movie character or a historical or cultural figure, or anything, really, and demand a sugary treat or else a vague and villainous treat awaits you.  The veiled threat is worse for the lack of detail in it; you don't know when it will come, or where it will come from, or who will deliver the doom that awaits.  Any misfortune that occurs to you . . . it was THEM.  The next time a bird poops on your head . . . just remember the cute little kid who came to your house and was denied a treat. 

That said, I will be protecting myself and my future tonight bypassing out Kit Kats to the trick-or-treaters.

viernes, septiembre 14, 2018

Dear Blog,

Dear Blog,
     Sorry I have been so neglectful of you.  I just feel like I'm living a new and different life, and I've been trying to get used to it.  My life has lost all structure-or, at least a LOT of structure-and every day seems so different.  I can't even pinpoint anything that's changed . . . oh, wait, yes I can:  cooking.  That's one thing that's very different, and it's hard and frustrating because I'm never sure if a 3rd person will be joining us, or when that person will (or won't) come.  My days are all quite different from each other.  I'm trying to add some routine into my days, yet still leave enough time to be flexible.  Be patient with me, Blog; I don't know what's going on.  It seems like my life has been flipped upside down, and I'm still trying to get my sea legs.  Thanks for being here when I have something to say, and for sticking around even when I don't.  I really appreciate having friends like you who stick around even when I feel "blah", and don't have anything to say.

jueves, agosto 23, 2018

More Than These review

I got this book for free from Ambassador International in exchange for my thoughts.  The book is written by a woman who left much behind in order to follow God's call in ministry.  She writes about how God must be our highest priority in all circumstances.  The book was very personal to the author and to her circumstances, which made it hard to apply to my very different circumstances.  I would recommend this book to anyone who's left much in order to follow a calling from God.

miércoles, agosto 15, 2018

For the sake of the Kingdom

I am reading this book to be more useful in helping other believers (and myself!) to grow in Godliness, sanctification, and applying Biblical truth to life.

viernes, agosto 10, 2018

I like the subtitle of this book: Women who shaped Christianity's rebirth. That is encouraging to me because, although Christianity doesn't need a rebirth right now, Christians do need to be encouraged, and I can do my part in that by writing and sharing how God has been faithful to me despite me. Our God is ever faithful, and we can live in the full confidence of that truth. He does work all things for good, whether we can see that or not; we really do need to just trust and obey.

martes, julio 10, 2018

Downtime-reevaluating and prioritizing

It has been a quiet time in my life; that means I've had a lot of time to re-evaluate my commitments and re-think my priorities.  My priority is always God.  Therefore, I will prioritize the things He wants for my life . . . like serving His church and loving my husband.  Anything that would compromise those commitments cannot be a part of my life.  I am in the process of seeing what things need to be (or become) a part of my life, and what things must go.