Posts Tagged Jules Suman
I am super excited to read and share the words of my wife. She had taken a sabbatical from writing for the last couple months and I look forward again to reading her encouraging words that can ignite an excitement for thankfulness in us all.
Sitting here in my dimly lit living room, feet up, my puppy lying in my lap. The furnace hums, having a difficult time keeping pace with the dropping temperatures outside. In the near distance, voices from the hockey game being played on my son’s tv call the play by play. Outside the picture window bright white snow begins to let go of the sun’s reflection and take to take on twilight. I look at the clock excited that my husband will be home soon and we will break bread together. Giving thanks to God for all of it. I add each of them to my list of gifts I have begun collecting. I do my best to capture these tiny moments in my memory to retrieve when joy seems elusive. For when I am too caught up in myself to truly live in God’s grace and feel His joy that is ever present. These little things are beautiful gifts given to me by a God who is full of grace. For all of these little gifts this afternoon I will be thankful and in them I will find joy.
Our car will start.
Our favorite sports team will win a championship.
The sun will shine (some days).
That we will be alive tomorrow.
That we will grow up, get married, and have a family.
That we will have a career and make enough money for our family.
That our children will grow up and be more successful than we were.
That we will be loved by someone.
But do we believe in Jesus?
Conviction. How often do you think of this word in your life? Maybe not at all and if you hear the word you may automatically think of what happens to a criminal. They are proven guilty. A verdict and feeling that we all want to avoid. Another definition for the word conviction is a firmly held belief or an opinion. One that brings less of a harsh connotation and one that we maybe able to begin to discuss more freely with each other. Read the rest of this entry »
When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:19-21 Read the rest of this entry »