Where is Your Hope?

“My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus blood and righteousness.”

The words in this popular hymn never fail to weaken my knees, and fill me with such adoration for my Savior. My hope of eternity with the Lord is built on nothing less than the shed blood of Jesus, and His righteousness. When I think of this, I am reminded of how filthy the righteousness I think I have is, as it says in Isaiah: Continue Reading

Not “JUST” a Mom

I am the last person that should be writing on this subject. Someone who is not a mother writing about mothers; she must be crazy. Maybe I am, maybe I’m not. I am not here to tell you what you should and shouldn’t be doing, but rather encourage you, and hopefully if the Lord wills, show you that you really do have a great calling.

I grew up thinking that by the time I was the age that I am I would have a home filled with little ones. It was always my one and only desire; to grow up, marry, and be a mom. I still have the desire to marry, and be a mother, but the Lord has been very gracious to show me contentment without marriage and children (a subject I am hoping to expound upon as the Lord guides), and He has chosen to bless my siblings with children that I truly see as a blessing in my life. The Lord may not have given me my own, but He has placed little ones all around me to love on, and for that I am truly grateful. Continue Reading

My Thoughts on Summer Ready Bodies

According to my blog timeline, I started writing this post on March 11, 2015. To say that this one has been hard to write is an understatement, and I still feel I have not done an adequate job getting what is in my head into this post. It is my prayer that this post may encourage you.

“Summer ready body”; unless you are living under a rock you have heard this at some point in your life.  I have steered clear of any health and fitness websites and pages because I know that around summer time this phrase is plastered everywhere with pictures of as good as unclothed women. I have always struggled with this concept of urging women to shape up in time to flaunt their bodies in what I can only assume to be revealing summer clothes; why else does your “summer body”  need to be different from your “winter body”? I don’t know about you, but I have an all season body. This year I am more saddened by this concept, because I am seeing so many ladies that profess to be born again believers in Christ saying this, and falling for this phenomenon. Continue Reading

What it Means to Me

*I have a few other posts, that I desperately need to work on, but I thought since tomorrow is Good Friday I would try to put into words what Jesus’ death and resurrection mean to me.*

Today as I was driving to work I was overwhelmed at the love of my Saviour, and I started to sing:

Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me!”

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My Thoughts on Flossing

It was a few weeks till my dental appointment, and I was not exactly excited. There is just something about sitting in the chair feeling completely out of control and helpless; at the mercy of the man with the cold, sterile, metal tools. I went about my mouth hygiene routine meticulously those next few weeks preparing for the appointment. One area of my mouth hygiene routine where I tend to slack is flossing, and as I understand it this is generally a worldwide problem. As I was preparing for my dental check-up I was flossing daily, often twice a day, versus the 3-ish times a week it usually was. I was not going to have to listen to the “you need to floss more” lecture from the guy with cold, sterile, metal tools. At this point you are probably asking yourself why you are reading about flossing, and why you should care, well last night the word “flossing” popped into my head as I was preparing to do my nightly bible reading, and it lead me off on a rabbit trail…

The Lord God is coming back. We do not know when, but we do know that He is coming, and that we need to be ready if we want to spend eternity with Him.

“Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.” -Matthew 25:13

Often times we find ourselves cleaning the surface of our lives, brushing the places we think the people can see. Since we know without a doubt that our “appointment” at the judgement seat of God Almighty is coming, should we not be “flossing” regularly, keeping every nook and cranny clean before Christ? Sin is sin and it needs to be dealt with. Just as dental floss removes plaque and bacteria from the hard to reach places, obedience to Gods word and repentant hearts helps keep the buildup of sin at bay.

“And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.” -Hebrews 4:13

We may be able to hide our sin from fellow man, but God knows all and see’s all. One day, whether we are ready or not,  we will stand before the God that created the universes, a Holy God, a Righteous God, and I want to be ready for my appointment with Him, and it is my prayer that you feel the same. May He receive all glory, honor, and praise.

 For it is written:

As I live, says the Lord,
Every knee shall bow to Me,
And every tongue shall confess to God.”

So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. -Romans 14:11-12