All of us have a little wanderlust—a desire for that next thing, that new place, but this competes with our longings for security, control, and safety. We don't like how it feels to be unsettled and uprooted. Whether we're navigating a season of transition, dealing with the fallout of broken relationships, or wrestling with a deep sense of restlessness, we are all experiencing some form of exile. And most of us do whatever we can to numb the feelings of unbelonging, powerlessness, and unsettledness that come with it. But the truth is that exile has a profound purpose if we can just learn to lean in...
“I am overwhelmed with the repeating words, resounding in my mind like a trumpeting horn, ‘not my will, but Yours be done.’ I’m increasingly concerned with the people of God, their leaders (not just pastors, but leaders, teachers, praise team members, etc.) especially, not being led by God in the NOW....”
The way I see it, there are two inextricable ingredients involved with a couple in which one of the two is cheating: 1. Spiritual Death; and 2. lack of or decreased self-value....
“Can you imagine what would happen in this world we live in if every woman.... let's say 12 and older.... was given this Bible as a gift? Women are world-changers. Look at Ruth: because she was selfless she gave birth to the lineage of King David. Look at Esther: she saved God's people by being courageous. When King Josiah had questions, who did he go to? Huldah, that's who! I could go on and on. With a Bible in the hands of every woman on this planet, lives would be saved and nations would turn their eyes toward God. How do I know this?”
A lot of you have asked me which words do what and, "Where can I find a list?!" Well, there's not really a list that I've found. There are pages dedicated to Facebook's newer feature of animated text but I have yet to find just a plain ol' list! So, here's one just for you guys.
🗣So, this month is kind of a big deal...at least for me it is - the blog’s birthday 🎂, my birthday 🎉... And, I want it to be for you, too! So, these are things I want to give🎁away just because I really appreciate those of you that have gone on this journey with me:
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“Why is this news not everywhere? Why isn’t this all over the Internet, and constantly showing up in your newsfeed? Why did I have to read about it in a Christian wives and moms Facebook group? Why was it a post that was typed out by the poster and not a newsfeed that she was sharing?!”
“There’s just so much darkness going on in the world,” says Loche. “Every day you read the worst, most horrific news you can imagine. We want to just be a blip of good, a blip of light in a dark world, to atheists and to Christians.”
My husband and I know several people going through marriage wars, right now. It may sound like a new reality show. It's not. Don't worry, though, I'm sure they'll get around to it. 🙄 In the meantime, let's focus on not giving the world what it wants, but giving God what He wants and saving our families while we're at it!