We have a new pastor! If you've read the past year's worth of posts, you know this is a huge answer to prayers. This is his first church and he's already stepped into the ministry full force. He's married a couple, buried one of our deacons, visited with members, planned out some goals for the … Continue reading Praying
I know that people roll their eyes at me when I show them a new bible I got. I love bibles....I've confessed that before & I work at a bible publishing company...so I have access to what I love. I've been using a hardback version of a bible I reviewed here, but I'm just not … Continue reading Reading, Praying, Seeking, Hearing
At the top of my blog is a little box that says "write". Sometimes it seems to shout at me...just do it...write! Write something. Write anything. For me, writing is a way to get all the jumbled thoughts out of me head. It's therapeutic. However, it seems that I only write when I'm depressed or … Continue reading Write
Last week I had an out-patient procedure that should have gone smoothly with just a couple of days of recovery. It's been over a week and I still have some remaining issues, but I'm finally feeling normal again. It took less than a few hours for the pain to start wrecking my body and it began … Continue reading Thirsty
I've been needing to talk to my mom, get her advice, ask how she did stuff. But, well....she's not here. So I did the next best thing and pulled out her bible. Oddly enough, I opened it to a passage where she noted the date as May 21, 1995. She was in Walden, CO, at … Continue reading Talking with Mom
What does it take to be a believer of Jesus....or a follower? Is there a difference? What happens first? (notes and insights taken from my study of Radical, by David Platt) Matthew 4: 18-22 Jesus is walking by the Sea of Galilee. Two brothers (Simon Peter & Andrew) are fishing (probably from the shore) casting … Continue reading Believing vs Following
I have a retreat mode. It's a defense mechanism I use when I feel threatened. Maybe that's why I like turtles. I want to just pull inward and hide in my shell until the threat has passed, then be on my way. When I'm not able to retreat, I turn into a snapping turtle. I've … Continue reading Retreat! Retreat!