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50 Shades of Shame

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From guest blogger Jason Kovach.

Let me speak on this before I lose my lid.. I think it’s sick that society feeds this garbage to our kids. I’m not talking bout little babies .. I’m talkin bout teenage kids.. you see I was raised with a blind fold to immorality and wasn’t fed this sickness from these books and movies that are meant to make our society become mislead.. God made us in his image with love and a purpose.. But we would rather spit in his face and lift up perversion!! I’m so tired of it all I’m can stand here and scream Jesus was crucified for you! But that ain’t workin…. Women get so abused with lust they feel like their not worth it.. after a while they just accept is as normal.. Then we have movies like this that push the boundaries to a limit ..the world should be ashamed your just taking the devils gimmick.. If people would just look at their wives and husbands the way we should., we wouldn’t want something else, we would be happy we’re we stood. If you’re a Christian it’s time to start speaking up, the devils not taking a break, you really think we should??  I love my brothers and sisters . Thank you for taking time to read this rant. We can do all things in Christ

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Let it snow

18881973_s“Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. (Isaiah 1:18)

As I sit here this morning looking at the results of the snow fall last night, I can’t help to be transported in memory to my childhood.

Who doesn’t like snow as a kid?

No school. Sleeping in. Snowball fights and snowmen.  Read the rest of this entry »

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God is love

god-is-loveDear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. (1 John 4:7)

Unconditional love is a subject that some avoid. A subject where as much as has there’s been written about it there are as many cases against its validity and the belief that it can truly be exercised. It could be, as a Christian, one area of our life that will challenge us the most because love is tested when emotions drive us away from God’s intention.

For me, I have had my share of battles not only conveying this type of love but being the reciprocal party. At times, it doesn’t take much for us to push away from a friend, a co-worker, or a loved one. Sometimes the simplest thing that we hold tightly to that in the end holds us hostage from God’s intention for us to live in peace and joy with one another. To be content within ourselves.

For me, there are two things that I reflect on when embracing unconditional love in my own personal life: Read the rest of this entry »

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Peace of mind and heart

16569676_sThis morning I am reminded that even though Christmas is once again behind us, the chasing of gifts continues.

As I sip on my coffee and wait for my eyes to adjust to the bright light in the room, I can’t help but think of a gift coming soon. The anticipation overtakes my patience and I fumble on the keyboard to track the package as if I was looking for the location of Santa’s sleigh.

It would not be a honest statement if I said that I didn’t like gifts. We all do. Big or small. There is just something that brings joy to our hearts when someone has thoughts of us and presents a package of love. Our smile widens and our heartbeats quickly as anticipation warms us.

But as I chase after gifts of this world, I must not take my eyes off the gift that was given to us from from our Savior. (tweet this!) Read the rest of this entry »

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The second anniversary

19337566_sFor the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable. (Hebrews 4:12-13)

As our 2nd wedding anniversary is coming upon us, I can’t help but to think of the many beautiful things Jules and I have enjoyed together.

Times we have spent dancing in the kitchen.

Candlelight meals.

Belly laughs with our kids.

And serving God together. Read the rest of this entry »

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Purposefulness

Purposefulness

I am super excited to share this post from my brother in Christ, Lance Farler. He has been such an encouragement to me and I have been blessed by being able to share in his journey and I look forward to him penning more of his thoughts in the future. 

I started my walk with our great Lord about 8 months ago. Since then, my world/life has been better than ever. Every aspect of life has been made new, what a wonderful journey it has been thus far. I can only expect the future holds great things….speaking of great things, conversations I’ve had with my fellow brothers and sisters has multiple times been centered around the word “purpose”. I think that when someone finally, fully accepts Christ in their life, they think that now everything will always be spelled out for them. There is this sense of, now I have faith and believe, we think show me the way and it should/will just happen. I will profess I was one of those people. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 tips to weather the storm

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The rain outside today made me think of the dreary and cold feelings we have inside during a spiritual storm.

Not only is the precipitation outdoors, but inside there is an unsettling. Something amiss. Something pulling you under.

What we face on the outside is often easy to battle. We can choose to not go out. We can change our wet clothes and we can get dry.

We will all face times when the undercurrent is so strong that we can feel like days go by as we gasp for air and yearn for the Spirit to rescue us. It can be almost suffocating.

So, how we do weather the storm? Below is a couple of points that help me to not waver in faith and to stay dry in the rain.

1.Dig into the Word of God. 

As difficult as it may seem, open your Bible and let the Word speak to you. Just hearing the stories of God can help you feel closer to Him and with that comes the reassurance that God is there and will not leave your side. It will help you to understand that those who have come before you and dedicated their lives to obedience faced many trials such as yours and some have faced far worse.

2. Pray. 

We will want to withdraw in the storm. To find shelter, fend for ourselves, and withdraw from communications with others including God. But God wants to hear us and he desires for us to be open with Him on what we are feeling and draw closer to Him in these times. Proclaim your faith to the Father and let Him your voice and he will calm the waves.

3. Be grateful.

This could be one of the hardest because in one instance of a challenging time or storm we lose all memory. We forget what God has already done in our lives. Take the time to start a list of events where God moved in your life before today and be grateful and praise him for it. Or, write out anything that you are grateful for in your life whether it be your children, job, or even coffee. Before you know it, you will stare at a long list of things you have forgotten and things that you have been blessed with and it can be a huge game changer in your perspective. God has and will move again in your life and deliver you from your circumstances.

These are only a couple of thoughts that work for me and I would love to hear how you weather the storm so that we can collaborate and ignite an education between us all in an effort to build each one of us up in Christ.

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