Archive for January, 2008

Any Woman

January 23, 2008

I love it when God blows me away with the reality of His love, or with the certainty of forgiveness, or with glimpses of eternity. I love it when, because of His infinite patience, sometimes I finally “get it” that He is absolutely in control and will never leave me nor forsake me. I love those high and lofty moments that make me think, “This is what heaven will be like!”

Umm . . . This won’t be that kind of message. Today, God really dropped something else into my heart. Definitely not warm and fuzzy, but girls, sometimes we’ve gotta hear it. (Tell me I’m not the only one.)

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Happily Ever After – THE END

January 10, 2008

Predictable happy endings, walking off into the sunset, happily ever after etc., etc. That’s what I like. Not so much the mushy emotional stuff (I’m a little left-brained) just the predictable, every-situation-gets-solved, no loose ends, explanations-all-around kind of scenario – ta da! THE END.

When I was introduced to Jesus and the “Christian Walk”, I naturally believed that, “This, now, finally, will be the beginning of eternal bliss, predictability, no problems, sunsets, and happily ever afters – batteries included!” (Who knows that I needed just a little discipling?)
Yes, into every new believer’s life some rain must fall, and all of the silver linings come equipped with dark clouds, and (quoting my friend Jeff,) “What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger!”

I remember, after trying to walk with Christ for a few months, I kind of started wishing I’d never heard about Him, salvation OR eternity. It was just hard. All these “trials” (as they were now called) popping up everywhere. . . “letting go and letting God” . . . trusting someone you can’t see . . . putting your life in the hands of another. Giving up control of your life is NOT easy – especially if you’re not yet certain about the motives of the Person to whom you are relinquishing control. And then, the icing on the cake – learn to be happy about the “trials!”

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Time to take a look!

January 8, 2008

Don’t forget to check out the new e-zine for home schoolers making its debut today. It’s called ” The Heart of the Matter” and actually it has tons of info for anyone with school age children, or people who are thinking of home schooling, or people who don’t home school and are just curious about us loons who do! Either way, could be entertaining. Go ahead. Take a look!