Sunday, April 29, 2007


Gossip infects everyone. It controls even the least expected. It causes Christians who should love one another to lash out and hurt them instead. What good can come of gossip? Can God's will be done when your focus is on gossip? Traitors! Children of christ humble yourselves! Realize what you are doing. Beg God to open the eyes of your heart and expose that which you do.

(Personal Note: Pray for me -- I am in mourning for my brothers and sisters in Christ and it is a heavy burden to carry.)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Happy Mommy

Every spring break, summer break, and winter break my daughter travels to TX to visit her father. Typically we drive 1/2 way there and drop her off with her grandparents. This spring break was no different.

My husband picked her up this time, and they had the most wonderful talk. Please keep in mind, my daughter is 7 years old. I remember being 7.......*shudders* I was already so lost in life...I was very far away from our Lord...

They had quite a long talk (driving from AL to NC gives ample opportunity for such chats). They discussed many different topics, ranging from peer pressure -- making good choices that reflect your Christian life, all the way to marriage and waiting for God to place the right husband in her life.

We were amazed with how profound her answers were to my husband's questions. They were all very biblically rooted. I am so thankful that God is working so diligently in my daugher's life.

It makes me smile.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Advice from a "Christian"

An article I was reading on a blog here got me to thinking about a conversation I had with a co-worker a few months ago... We have a mutual friend that is a non-believer (she's semi-muslim -- long story)...She's constantly having marital problems and various stress in her life.

My friend and I (who, btw, claims to be a Christian) were having a conversation, and it turned to our other friend. She made a comment that our friend needed to "get rid of that sorry husband of hers" and it would solve all of her problems. I rebutted with "No, she needs Jesus in her life".. My friend...the CHRISTIAN...proceeded to argue that her problem wasn't that she was not saved..but that she needed a new husband!!!!!!!

How can we, Christians, actually think anyone would need anything more than Jesus Christ? But it happens all the time. And you can see the effects of that everywhere...especially in church.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Driving with Jesus

I love to go driving. This past weekend I drove from NC to AL and back...I was driving alone all the way back. I really love all of that time to myself. I always spend a lot of time with my Lord. I usually end up being convicted of something (Which is a great thing!) This weekend was no different.

God convicted me on a few things.
1) My recent attitude at work
2) My failure to be faithful in my devotional time
3) My failure to step out of my comfort zone
4) My lack of acknowledging Jesus Christ as MY Lord.

I have been lead by my selfish pride and laziness lately. I started living worldy, which is a dangerous habit to pick up! I'm so thankful that my God loves me so much that He opens my heart to these things.

I have started reading a book I have had on my shelf collecting dust (part of my growing McArthur collection) with my husband..and we have picked up our morning bible studies once more. I'm looking around for a bible study that might be good to invite people (non-believers) to my house to study with. I have some neighbors that I have been ignoring spiritually for way to long. I've been afraid to approach them. I can't continue to do that!!!!

God has given me the peace I have needed to get past that uncomfort level that has kept me at bay.

Pray for me!!!!!! I do not want to slip back into my lazy ways. Now more than ever I realize that Jesus Christ is MY LORD! And I want to devote my time to serving HIS will and spreading HIS love!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Thoughts from this Sunday

The sermon this Sunday had a convicting impact on me (which is always good!). It was when we went over the passage in Galatians. (Galatians 5:19-25)

19The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

It made me think about how I act at work around my co-workers (most of which aren't saved). It made me feel ashamed at my latest actions. I have become too worldy at work. I praise God for opening my eyes to this. I will be working and praying on this over the next few weeks.

I pray that I can turn this around.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Eye Opener

You hear about it in church quite frequently - God opening your eyes to scripture that you may have read/heard before, and it taking on a whole new level in your heart. I know I have heard of this many times. But I could never really say that it has happened to me. Well, not until today.

I was reading John 14:15-18 this morning:

15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.

This passage took on a whole new level of meaning for me. I don't know how to explain it. I got choked up (you know when you get that lump in your throat that you just can't quite swallow???). It was overwhelming! The comfort this scripture gave me -- the promise Christ made that the Holy Spirit would be with us -- would be with ME.

I know I'm rambling here. It is hard to sum up how I am feeling in intelligent words and phrases. I am amazed again at how wonderful God is. I have been struggling with some things in my life lately, and this is exactly what I needed to get through these struggles. It is just another example of how He always provides for us what we need exactly when we need it.

Praise Him!