I beg and plead with you to please teach your children about forgiveness. Teach them to confess there sins and ask for forgiveness. Children have built in grace and the ability to forgive. It is a beautiful thing, but they need to understand it and I am not sure we always teach it. When my … Continue reading Forgiveness Must be Taught
This has been the year of learning for me. At every turn it's something, like I am in a room with a bunch of light bulbs and every so often a new one turns on. It reminds me of parenting, the seasons, where our children aren't ready developmentally to understand what we are teaching them, … Continue reading Refining “Matalie”
This world is full of answers. If we need to know something we just Google it. At our fingertips we have more knowledge than ever before. We have learned to rely on our phones and our computers to tell us everything. There are DIY videos on just about anything you can think of. My question … Continue reading is faith dead?
It all comes down to perspective, even in Jesus’ time, it was about perspective. I have had many challenges to my faith this year, and each time I thought I found my footing, another challenge would come up. The first challenge begged me to be humble and gracious. It led me to question my motives … Continue reading Fixing my Eyes on Christ
It is no wonder why Adam and Eve covered themselves in leaves after they ate from the forbidden tree (Genisis 3:7). I keep wanting to surround myself with security too. I want to hide my insecurities with whatever will ease my weaknesses. It feels better to cover up our nakedness before God, our feelings of … Continue reading Naked Again
I am giving God my lemons.
A story of the good the bad and the ugly. We have all been there at least one time in our lives...I am sure. An unhealthy place , a place we struggled to get though...Story of my life, but I am here to say it is possible to see your ashes become beauty. It has … Continue reading Where Ashes Become Beauty
I wish prayer was a culture. Prayer is a powerful thing. And when we do it passionately, genuinely, and it lines up with Gods will, mountains do move. We all have a responsibility to pray for ourselves, our family and our loved ones. I wonder if we realize it. Maybe prayer is too daunting, maybe … Continue reading Pray For Your Fellow Man
This past year I encountered many challenges. Challenges can propel us forward or knock us down. I just recently heard of someone well known denouncing their faith. I wasn't to that point, but I can see how they may have gotten there. The dark places I had encountered were full of negative thoughts, but not … Continue reading My House was Full of Snakes!
My birthday is in a few months. I’ll be forty-one. I’m reflecting over the last year before I commit to being in my forties. The other option is to be thirty-nine forever, and deny aging even though my wrinkles will be all chivalrous against me. It’s 12:02 a.m. and I’m still awake. I’d like to … Continue reading I am 39 Again…Or am I?