Wouldn't it be easy to believe in God if every time we prayed we would have immediate results? Like: “Heavenly Father, I’m short fifty bucks this week” – and Bam! - we go to the mailbox and sure enough we have a note from Aunt Chrissy, saying, “Here is fifty bucks. I just knew you …
Month: November 2013
Dark Caves, Deep Holes and Hidden Treasure
It scares me to think of diving into old mistakes, (Dark Caves,) and opening old wounds, (Deep Holes.) But as I thought about what I've learned, (Hidden Treasure,) I began to see more clearly where my passion lies. What I have is a treasure trove collected from this journey of life, and a heart to encourage others. …
For the next month or two you will see some things on here that maybe don't fit too well. That's because I'm going through an on-line course on writing and blogging. So my assignment was to examine myself and what upsets me and I just wanted to share. I don't know why I let this …
On a scale of 1-10, my anxiety level has been hanging out around a 6 or 7 lately and that's with taking my anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medication. So what's going on? - Lots! I hope you don't mind some rambling, because that's just what I need right now and I know there's got to be someone out …
Visiting the beginnings of this blog.
So I’ve set out on this path of discovery, (having chosen the title: The Far Reaches of Grace,) delving into God’s word, seeking definition and direction. I came across this portion of scripture from The Message in Romans chapter 5, that grace invites us into life.
I am astounded at the thought of that and have to just pause and consider what is being said. When I think about it I become excited and wonder what God can accomplish in my life if I will but heed the call.
God’s grace tugs at my heart
Whispering victory over sin
Stirring joy, instilling peace
And grand excitement from within
Though my mind forever battles
All the world holds in it’s hand
And it seems so overwhelming
In His grace I know I’ll stand
For the future is a mystery
The present like a maze
The past beyond undoing
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I found this through a reblog at A DEVOTED LIFE by JDBlom. It was inspiring and a great reminder to check my own behaviors.
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God—even as I [Paul] try to please everybody in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved. (1 Corinthians 10:32-33 NIV)
Physically, I can stumble over a light beam on the floor. I am not the most steady person in the world. When I trip, it usually hurts. When I fall, I have a big problem. If I am outside, I am unable to get up without help. If I am inside my apartment, I can usually get up. I am extremely grateful that when I am out with people, they try to help…not cause me to stumble and fall. No matter how steady we…
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I have been sifting through my old poetry and posting on my Poems Page, but, I didn't want anyone to miss out, so I am posting this one on my main page. This poem is possibly from high-school. I have not been consistent in dating my work. Reaching out To a world of people Buttoned-up …