Sunday Encouragement-Is It Enough?

When I started this blog in 2009, I had no idea what I was doing. I’ve made several changes over the last five years but one thing has remained consistent, I’ve always wanted to share my faith.

I’ve often wondered if it looks like I think more about fashion & makeup than I do about my relationship with Christ. Is sharing a verse or a quote at the end of my post enough? I’ve actually been praying about this very thing.

This week, I received an email from someone who was looking for makeup tips for women over 40. She emailed me and said she got more than makeup tips and was thankful I was sharing my faith. She also said, one of the verses I shared had helped her.

I wondered if this might be my answer to my prayer? Is sharing a verse, a quote, a Sunday encouragement enough?

Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.”

I don’t believe I have to shout about my faith, or beat someone over the head with a Bible. God can use something as crazy as a fashion blog to change lives. It’s not about me, it’s all about Him.

I hope and pray that anyone reading my blog knows, Jesus isn’t a small part of my life, He is my life!

Sunday Encouragement-Is It Enough?

I want to always proclaim His name!

 

Have a blessed day!

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Breathing In Grace

We’ve made it back from vacation and it’s bitter sweet. I miss being so close to the beach but it’s also good to be home. I always long to come back home. Even if that means coming back to some stress (we are still dealing with a very difficult situation), work, and of course housework, cooking etc. Oh fun!

But today I need to be reminded of God’s grace. I don’t take it lightly. I know the sacrifices He made so that I could have it. And to be perfectly honest, I’m desperate for it.

I sometimes forget that past sins have been wiped clean. I still mourn them, but. there’s. grace.

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Even now at this moment I am in need of grace. I love the words to this song… Your great grace oh such grace……So I’m breathing in your grace and breathing out your praise.

 
I pray today that you will breath in His grace and know that you are loved by an almighty God who is holding you in the palm of His hands.

Do you sometimes need to be reminded of His grace? Do you have past sins that you mourn? 

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

Have a blessed day!

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A Difficult Week

It’s hard for me to sit down at my laptop and begin writing today. This has been an incredibly difficult week for our family. So difficult and personal, that it’s too tender to even share.

I will tell you, that my health is fine and so is my marriage. It’s not me personally but someone very close to me that has been deeply hurt and wounded. It has devastated us all.

This week, I have felt like my heart has been taken out of my chest and stomped on. The pain at moments has been almost unbearable and yet I know God is working even as I am writing this.

Is he refining me? Yes. Is he wanting to see if I love him, really love him, as much as I say I do. Probably.

God is using our present circumstances

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 says, For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

I’m so thankful the troubles we go through in this life are temporary. The pain and hurt will lessen over time. I choose to fix my eyes on Jesus, I know I need Him!

This song says perfectly what I’ve been feeling this week.

Can you relate to this song? Do you know the troubles we face here are just temporary?

(I know I have not answered all your questions and emails this week, I will try my best to get caught up.)

Have a blessed day!

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Sunday Quotes from Pinterest

Happy Sunday friends! I hope you’re having a great 1st day of September. I found some words and quotes on pinterest and thought I’d share them with you.

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I heard this song for the first time a few weeks ago. It’s by a group called Starfield and I love the lyrics.

Have you heard this song before? Have a blessed day!

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Give Me Jesus

I shared this picture with you this week of Camille and Nicole heading off to school. Camille is from Paris, France and Nicole is from Caracas, Venezuela. They both live in big cities. Living with us is a huge transition for both of them.

Give Me Jesus

Today we are headed to church. Camille went last Sunday but this is Nicole’s first Sunday. She has never been to a protestant church. Never attended worship. Never read scripture.

To be honest, they don’t have a lot of interest in going to church. They don’t understand why we do it. I want to explain it all to them. I want them to understand that knowing and believing in Christ is “life” for us.

But I’m not sure that anything I say will make sense. I could talk to them all day about my love for scripture, and how I want to act and look like Christ but it’s a foreign language to them.

So all I know to do is to “live life” and pray that while they’re here, they will see something different in us. I pray seeds will be planted. I’m begging God to do something in them, that only He can do.

Wayne and I both know, that this is bigger than us. God has them here for a reason and we don’t understand it all. We just want to be faithful.

Would you pray for these two sweet young ladies? Pray that we will be filled with grace, and peace, and mercy, and patience and kindness.

All week, as I’ve listened to them and heard about their lives, this song has kept coming to my mind. This world can be so enticing. But for me, just give me Jesus!

Have a blessed Sunday!

Living a “Safe” Life

Yesterday, I had a conversation with my Aunt Pat about dying. It’s sounds morbid but I promise it wasn’t. We often talk about my Mom and how she died of gastric cancer. ( Aunt Pat and Mom are sisters.)

We recently lost my Aunt Sue (their other sister) to lung cancer and my Uncle Bob was diagnosed with cancer last year, but it’s in remission. Cancer has affected our family, and we hate it!

People we talk to often remind us that we have a good chance of getting cancer too. We know that.

I’m sure all of us have wished for that easy death, dying in our sleep when we’re 90ish, right? But none of us know when or how we’re going to die.

I promise this is going to end on a positive note so hang with me!

Here’s what I do know. Today, I’m alive and I want to do everything I can to live a life worthy of the calling.

Ephesians 4:1 says, Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God.

As a pastor’s wife, I often hear people grumbling about things they don’t like in church. They want a certain style of music or they CAN’T worship, they want to be fed God’s word gently with no guilt. Just a pat on the back! Believe me, I’ve heard it all!

We like easy don’t we? and we don’t want a lot of change. But I don’t think Christ has called us to that kind of life. 

Luke 9:23 says, Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. That is hard!

This video by Francis Chan is a perfect example of how we want to live our lives. Safe, with little effort. But as you will see, he believes Christ wants more from us. I think so too!

How can you serve Him this week? Let’s pick up our cross and follow Him!

Have a blessed Sunday!

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