Lent, Thoughts on Scripture

Lenten Thoughts – Paradise

Paradise...I don’t often think on this concept. I’ve heard some people say that paradise is another word for heaven or is the ultimate place to live. That all things will be good there. That maybe it was like the Garden of Eden before sin entered. Can you imagine Paradise? Is it something that we’ll be… Continue reading Lenten Thoughts – Paradise

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Lent, Thoughts on Scripture

Lenten Thoughts – Forgiven

“Your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 7:48) Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be face-to-face with Jesus when He said those words? Your sins are forgiven. These words provide freedom from the chains that bind us. Jesus said them to the woman who anointed Him with oil (Luke 7). He said… Continue reading Lenten Thoughts – Forgiven

Love

Choose Now – The World’s Lies or God’s Truth

Waves of depression settle into your heart. The voices are coming back - speaking lies, voicing doubts, planting seeds of disarray... "You are worthless. Nobody likes you. They think you're ugly and unfashionable. That's why you don't have that 'special someone.' You'll never be as attractive as her. You'll never match his strength. Even that… Continue reading Choose Now – The World’s Lies or God’s Truth

Love

The Standard Setter – Thoughts from the Week Following Valentines’ Day

Last Sunday was Valentines' Day. As a single college-aged woman, that holiday can be tough. It seems many single women either have the attitude of "I'm a strong, independent woman; I have no need of a man, he'll only hold me back!" or that of "I wish I had a man; is there something wrong… Continue reading The Standard Setter – Thoughts from the Week Following Valentines’ Day

Life phases

Get out of Your “Shire”: Accepting God’s Call out of Your Comfort Zone into His Adventure

The Shire is a place of beauty, of safety. We, who live here, “love peace and quiet and good-tilled earth.” We laugh “and eat and drink often and heartily, being fond of simple jests at all times.” We love parties, and giving and accepting presents. We keep to ourselves, staying in the lands and areas… Continue reading Get out of Your “Shire”: Accepting God’s Call out of Your Comfort Zone into His Adventure