I am still mulling over grace and mercy and how God lavishes it upon us. I've also been reading Refine Us whenever they post blogs, and I am just enthralled by the possibilities of grace and mercy in my marriage.Really, I'm excited about it in relationships in general.I tend to love the body of Christ … Continue reading Friendships drenched in mercy.
James 2:12-13 says, "Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment." This was the basis for Pastor Lee's message today. I don't know what it is about his sermons, … Continue reading Mercy triumphs over judgment.
The battle going on inside my mind, that is. The solution to contentment in life, I think, is to embrace circumstances.. good or bad, and to be thankful in everything. Not necessarily for everything, but in everything... that there's a greater purpose to whatever is swirling around you. I am working on just embracing and letting go all … Continue reading I think I’ve figured it out..
Tonight for a change in view, I decided to get my $10 Walmart patio "furniture" (just a chair and cheapo table) and bring it out front and sit like an old lady with my iced tea and my.... laptop. Yes, like an old lady... who's up to date with technology. Anyway. A friend of mine … Continue reading So, this is home.
Get this: The day after I wrote my post on "being on the road to contentment", I gave myself a hearty slap in the face. We all grow up wishing things, right? On the stars, on birthday candles, on whatever. (One time, I wrote a preadolescent wish on a slip of paper and placed it … Continue reading I wish I may, I wish I might
Wow! I am blown away by all the teachings of Jesus in Matthew 5 and 6. We truly could live on His words alone, as He fulfills the Old Testament and Law. One thing that I didn't really realize before is how concise Jesus is in His teaching... a take-it-or-leave-it sort of thing. Matthew 5 … Continue reading Gospel Challenge: Matthew 5-6, Jesus’ teachings
Before I get into organizing my thoughts (which could be scary!) on this lazy Friday afternoon, I just have to say that I love being at home... the house is relatively clean, I have flowers on the table, and all I hear is the whirring of the fans and the purring kitteh. I love it. … Continue reading Hell-bent on expectations
Aaron and I are signing up for an 8K that we'll be racing on September 10. Other than that and my death march marathon happening at the end of March, I don't have any other races on the schedule. However, I'm still trying to stick with the 3plus2 idea of Run Less, Run Faster and do … Continue reading August 8-14 Training
This week, I decided to have a good week. And guess what? Though it's gone by fast, it's been good. I just knew once we got into a routine here in Texas, things would be easier. Many adjustments, emotional and otherwise, have been made and it feels good to know that we are together every … Continue reading On the road to contentment
Like I mentioned in a previous post, I said I was going to take the challenge from our pastor to read through the Gospels. I don't know if it was a formal challenge, but it sounded like a good idea... I've heard most of these stories in some form or another my whole life (remember … Continue reading Gospel Challenge: Matthew 1-4