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!
I believe we all need the anointing of the Holy Spirit. When Christ left this earth and ascended into Heaven He said that He was leaving us a comforter. If Christ left me something, or someone as it were, I'm going to follow that - since my whole life is based on following Him and being as much like Him as humanly possible - by receiving whomever or whatever that thing may be! We know that whom Christ left us was the Holy Spirit (John 14:16-17).
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you intentionally built your life, your family, and even your business around and upon God's Word? Well, that is exactly what Steve and Jackie Green did.
Do your inquisitive children drive you nuts with questions? Do they ask you questions that would never even pop in your mind when you were their age? Do you find that it gets even more frustrating and stressful when their questions are about extremely important things such as God? This may very well be the book for you!
Some people may not want you in their lives. I know. It stinks. It hurts. That's okay, though. And...you know what? It may very well be you and not them. You may be the reason they don't want to play host to you. Yes, I said it.
It's as if God wants me to depend on him right now. I mean, it's as if He wants me to stop and depend on Him, trust in Him, right now – before the tears, before the next procedure, before arriving at the hospital, before the anesthesia, before the removal, before the results are relayed to me. And of course He does. His Word tells us that over and over. It's hard to remember, though, when the storm is raging, though. Isn't it?
Stop right now and think: Who hasn't been around? Who do I know is going through something? Who might be hurting?
Start this 6 part series HERE or refresh yourself on the last article. When I taught children a lot more than I do now, I used to often say, “God sends them to us perfect. It’s our job not to screw them up.” So, when parents tell me things such as… “My kiddo was just… Continue reading When Church Goes Wrong: who’s fault is it?
Begin this six-part series HERE or refresh yourself on the last part. Then we encountered something God knew we needed - a group of people that just wanted to love my son. Even though my husband still did his leadership gig at “the big church” - and still does - we began attending at a… Continue reading When Children’s Church Goes Wrong: who’s fault is it? (5 of 6)
This is part 4 of a 6 part series entitled When Children's Church Goes Wrong: who's fault is it? Start HERE at the beginning or refresh yourself on the last post. When my son was three, we attended a church that was pastored by someone who went to Bible college with a great Pastor-friend of… Continue reading When Children’s Church Goes Wrong: who’s fault is it? (4 of 6)