Month: February 2015

Making Tracks

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What happens when you let my dog out in the snow:

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The Sad Truth about 50SOG

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Fifty Shades of Grey can be considered romantic only because the guy is a billionaire businessman. If he were poor and lived in a trailer then it would be a Criminal Minds episode.

Phillippians 4:8

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Rescue, Not Convert

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I hate when people use the word ‘convert’ to describe Christians’ influence on nonbelievers. When I witness to someone my goal is not to ‘convert’ them. My goal is to reveal to them that they are forgiven and that they are loved with an everlasting love. I want for their souls to be saved by Jesus Christ who died for them. I don’t want to ‘convert’ them, I want to ‘rescue’ them from themselves and the empty life they are living. My intentions are selfless. I do it because I care. Just the thought of anyone going to Hell makes me shudder. I don’t even want to imagine my closest friends missing out on Heaven. The word ‘convert’ makes it sound like you’re trying to reach a quota. Like whoever ‘converts’ the most people is going to get some special reward in Heaven. But, for me, it’s not about that. I want for them to be ‘rescued’. As if they’ve gone overboard and need someone to care enough to throw them a rope. I don’t need to rescue a certain amount of people to feel like I’m doing enough. All I need to do is try.

Matthew 18:11
For the Son of Man has come to save the lost

‘No Thanks’ to 50 Shades of Grey

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The Christian Examiner published an article on Thursday centered around the opinion of a women I go to church with. She is very open about what she believes on the matter, and she knows that her opinion is not widely accepted. But she went ahead and said it anyway. And I’m glad she did, because someone had to.

Check out what she has to say here

It Is Well

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Last night I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep. Freezing rain was beating against the window making it hard for me to clear my mind and sleep. I decided to put some music on so that I could concentrate on that instead of the freezing rain. A couple of songs passed and the sleet was so loud I could hardly even hear the music. Then, as the next song started, the sleet abruptly stopped ricocheting against the window. In the silence, the song began, “Grander earth has quaked before, moved by the sound of His voice.” I let my head sink into the pillow as I let the words sink into my soul. I knew that God had quieted the noise for a reason: He wanted me to speak to me through this song. When the song reached the chorus, I nearly cried as I felt the Lord touch my soul. “Through it all, through it all, my eyes are on you. Through it all, through it all, it is well. Through it all, through it all, my eyes are on you. And it is well with me.” I was reminded that no matter what is going on in my life I need to trust God because He has never failed me before. Despite my circumstances, God is shielding my soul. Matthew 26:41-The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Honestly, it is well with me. Yeah, I’ve been better, but I’ve also been worse. And I’m still here. Because God wants me to be. Towards the end of the song, the same phrase was repeated over and over again. Which was good, because I needed to hear it over and over again. “Let go, my soul, and trust in Him. The waves and wind still know His name.” As soon as the song was over and God knew that I had understood His message to me, the sleet gradually resumed beating against the window. Except that time, it didn’t bother me. I drifted off to sleep, wrapped in the warmth of my blankets and His love.

NEVER FAILS

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