1661: love

1661: love

When I was a young, I enjoyed watching Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. As a mother today, the shows available on TV today make me squirm. They have little to no educational value, let alone good morals. Nothing but mindless, worldly indoctrination. Over the years I have purchased a few Mr. Roger DVD’s to share with my children. Absolute treasures!

one foot in the world, one foot in the church

Young girl: “I was shocked my Mom was up so early today!”Me: “Oh yea? Why is that?” Young girl: “Because, she normally is out late partying with friends, and her boyfriend and normally sleeps til noon!” I wanted to pack this un-churched girls bags up, bring her home, love her, and be there for her. Sadly behind closed doors, so much of the same stuff is happening right in our very own churches. Why is the body of believers looking more and more like the world? Why are the lifestyles mirroring almost in exactness to the world? The only difference I see is – one comes and sits in the pew on Sunday, and the other one sleeps in. Are we as believers in Christ walking in the Spirit? Because if we are – things should vastly look different in our lives. It’s time for the Church to stand, It’s time for us to realize we can’t live two lives. It’s time to genuinely show love, by confronting those we love deeply and calling sin, sin and evil, evil. It’s time to stand up, and be uncommon – in everything we do. One foot in the world, and one foot in the church. It’s becoming a phenomenon, a disease that has been creeping and infesting our churches for years. The only difference now is, it’s becoming acceptable! And sadly the “new normal”.     The only contrast now, is it’s becoming more and more obvious in our homes. The one foot in, and the one foot out syndrome has stayed hidden for many years almost going unnoticed to the...

30 steps to becoming a ‘life giver’

‘L i f e   G i v e r’   You know, the one that invigorates life in all she does. Pouring God’s goodness {real life} into all her relationships. She humbly points others to Christ for what He is continually doing in her life. His grace & goodness spills fourth in complete splendor. She’s not perfect but, she continues to impart grace to those around her. Its true. We all LOVE being around a  ‘Life Giver’.     Sadly but shamefully – I find myself playing the part of the  ‘l i f e   s u c k e r.’  My family and those around may get a whiff of wrong attitudes, along with a bit of pride thrown in. Sometimes bitterness or frustration even creeps in. But with God’s amazing grace, and absolute goodness, I can strive to be that  ‘L i f e  G i v e r’  I so long to be. Maybe you are like me, struggling to be the  ‘L i f e  G i v e r’  God designed us to be? If so, let’s together breathe life into every relationship and area of our lives. We can achieve something so beautiful. With God, its attainable! 30 Steps to Becoming a   ‘L i f e   G i v e r’ {A short guide to revitalizing and energizing your relationships}   {1.} Be the person God created you to be. And for the benefit of those around you,  learn to say no to good things.   Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were...