“It is finished” The last words Jesus breathed before he died. What a painful, painful moment. The nails, the thorns, the lashes, they had taken his life. In that moment, it seemed as though Jesus had lost everything. It was finished, His life was over. Haven’t we all felt that way at one point or another? I…… Continue reading When It’s Really Over, And It’s Time To Let Go
Trust. Five letters that used to send me running for the hills. My experience with trust over the years has been somewhat like a bad boxing match. You know, the kind you almost can’t stand to watch because one person is getting trampled. By the time I graduated college, my perception of trust seemed hopelessly…… Continue reading The Journey to Trust
Why Jesus? A fair question, and one that I believe should be asked by anyone investigating this concept called Christianity, or religion in general. Let me come right out and say that I do not like the term religion. Controversial, maybe, but I do not consider myself “religious”. The phrase “she’s religious” makes me cringe. I consider…… Continue reading Why I Believe In Jesus
I love music, and I am a lyrics freak. This means that when I hear a song my mind automatically zeroes in on the lyrics, not the beat. If I cannot pick them up immediately I Google them. And then, cue psychoanalysis. Why is she singing that? Does he really believe what he is saying…… Continue reading Waiting For Love
I can’t do this. A phrase that is not shy when it comes to making an appearance in my mind. Sometimes it comes dressed more specifically There’s no way I can get past that I can’t forgive myself I can’t stop caring about what they think of me I can’t let him go There’s no way that relationship…… Continue reading When You Just “Can’t”
I don’t know about you, but I have certainly wrestled with the thought of whether or not God’s everlasting patience and constant helping hand are as unconditional as they say they are, for ME. It is often easier for me to believe His mercy and desire to help for other people than to believe it for myself. One…… Continue reading Will God Really Rescue You?
“…for we walk by faith, not by sight” 2 Corinthians 5:7 Other translations of this verse say “the righteous walk by faith, not by sight” Notice that “we” and “the righteous” are interchangeable. What? I don’t know about you, but righteous would NOT be the word I (or anyone who knows me) would choose in the…… Continue reading Jesus Called Me Righteous?