Forgiving Others and Yourself

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Did you know that we are commanded to forgive?  That means it’s not an option.  Because Christ has already forgiven us, we are expected to forgive others.
Ephesians 4:32 “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
Colossians 3:13 “bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

Also, according to this next verse, if we do not forgive others then our sins will not be forgiven. Read more

Not Becoming Bitter in your Wait

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Waiting is hard. Especially if it feels like it has been a long wait. It can easily cause bitterness if your heart is not focused on what is important. Once bitterness takes root, it causes more bitterness to grow and it can be hard to get rid of and spread to those around you. “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled” Hebrews 21:15 (NKJV). Read more

10 Biblical Attributes of a Wise Person

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Wisdom is a precious thing. It is a valued thing, It is also a wanted thing.

The bible tells us to seek it, “Do any of you need wisdom? Ask God for it. He is generous and enjoys giving to everyone. So he will give you wisdom” James 1:5 (ERV).

Most worldly wisdom comes from experience, learning from yours and others’ mistakes. And just from living life. But did you know the Bible also talks about wisdom? That there are certain ways a wise person acts? And you don’t have to learn from experience to know these “wise actions”, the Bible tells us what to do! Nothing compares to the wisdom of God! Read more

Who I could have been without Jesus

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A lot of people who don’t know Jesus personally, consider themselves to be “good people”. I thought I was an okay person too. But what exactly are we measuring ourselves to? It is a false plum line given to us by the devil.

I was almost 17 years old when I started coming to church. I didn’t smoke or drink, I didn’t party, I only cursed when I was “really mad”. That qualifies me as a good person right? Wrong. Read more

Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination!

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Hey everyone!  I am so honored and excited to say I was nominated for the “Sunshine Blogger Award”! 
I was nominated twice in the past week, first by Gina over at Little Dreams Big Chaos, and second by Holly at The Holly Jolly Life.  Thank you ladies! Read more

Children’s Top 5 Pick of Bible Story Books

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I am a firm believer that children are never too early to be exposed to books and reading! If you want your children to fall in love with reading you should be reading to them and let them have daily access to their books. Now, my children aren’t old enough to read yet, but they sure do love to be read to and look through their books when we aren’t reading together!

I want them to always love reading because that will eventually instill in them a love for learning. We should never stop learning, especially when it comes to the Word of God! You may read over the same scripture multiple times, at different times, and get something different from it each time! Read more

Celebration Giveaway!

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Here it is, the big surprise!

I am doing a giveaway in celebration of the blog turning 1 year old this month!

I am so excited and honored for what God has done through this blog, and I can’t wait to see what He has in store!

The rules for the giveaway are here on Facebook.

Well what are you giving away?

I’m glad you asked!

I got a 16oz Tervis cup with the blog logo on it, and a journal! (I also got a cup for myself, and I love it for my iced coffee!) The journal has Jeremaiah 29:11 on the front cover, and it would be great for a prayer journal, for sermon notes, bible study notes, to-do lists, whatever you want to use it for!

The giveaway will end August 17, and I will announce the winner on Facebook on the 18th.

I’m so excited about this, good luck!

 

What I have learned about Obedience

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Now that I have children, I have learned a little about obedience. We as parents want the best for our children, and for whatever the reason, if we want or don’t want them to do something we expect them to do what we ask of them.

One thing that we forget sometimes is: we as the parent don’t owe our children an explanation of what we want them to do. We don’t have to explain every “why” they ask us. They don’t need to understand what is going on to be able to obey. Read more

How to Love the Lord

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Throughout the bible we are told how important love is, and who we are to love. When we love truly and fully, we are fulfilling the commandments, “Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law” Romans 13:10. We are to love others like ourselves, we are to love truth and wisdom, it also says we are to love the Lord. Read more

Personal Independence Day

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This past week we celebrated our nation’s Independence Day. Let us also not forget to celebrate our own personal independence. The day that Jesus set us free. “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” John 8:36 NKJV

Sometimes once we get used to something, we tend to take it for granted. We get so used to being free, that we forget what it’s like to be in bondage.  The heavy weight constantly on you, the worry, the lies that eat at you, feeling as though you cannot get back up. Read more

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