For awhile now, I have been wanting to start a new feature here on Getting Real: Throwback Thursdays. I thought it would be great to go back and find some of my favorite posts and “reshare” them. I know I have a hard time staying up to date on the current blogs let alone what anyone wrote before I started following them. So, I am really excited about this new feature!!!! Continue reading “Throw Back Thursday: Confessions of a Book Nerd”
Since January 2014 I have been doing a study on Breaking Free by Beth Moore. Yes a year is a long time to spend on one book, but I’m not just reading, I’m memorizing the scriptures, answering the questions, doing chapter outlines, and trying to apply all that I am learning. I cannot move on to the next chapter until I feel like I have … Continue reading Breaking Free from the Bondage of Betrayal
I just wanted to add one last thing to generational sin. Satan. Yes, while our choice to sin are more often than not the cause of our bondage, the devil is prowling like a lion looking for someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8). Yes, Satan is real. Yes, Satan will tempt us. But we have to be real careful here. We can’t be quick to … Continue reading Satan, The King of Camouflage
Deuteronomy 5:9- You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 10 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. Exodus 34:6-7 (NIV)- And he passed … Continue reading Curse or Choice?
Oh, the “peace that surpasses all understanding” elusive dream! Some believe in it; others do not. How about you? Do you believe we can have piece in any situation, under any circumstance? I do and if you are a believer in Jesus Christ you most certainly should as we were given peace the moment we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. It just … Continue reading Peace Like A River
Are you satisfied in Jesus Christ? It seems like such a simple question; one that requires little thought before answering. However, I want you to take a moment to think about it. Wait! Some of you may be wondering what it means to be “satisfied in Jesus Christ.” I could give you a long complicated and very thorough answer, but today I feel like keeping … Continue reading Are You Satisfied?
Happy Wednesday to you all! It was a short work week for me as I am off with another snow day today and off the rest of the week for a women’s conference. Yeah God! Yesterday I stated that I have compassion for those in need and the sick. Friday, I confessed that I don’t have the heart for the lost as I should. It … Continue reading Lessons from Kings
First of all, I would like to apologize for leaving you hanging. On Wednesday I led you all to believe I would be finishing this up on Thursday, but I forgot it was Thankful Thursday. I then intended to finish up on Friday, but it was just not coming together. It has always been my practice to not post anything unless I was 100% sure … Continue reading Understanding Grace, Obedience, and the Law (part 3)
As I promised, today we will be looking hard at grace and obedience and how together they will help us become stronger Christians. (Please read yesterday’s intro to see kind of where we are going this week.) Titus 3:5. “ Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy, He saved us.” Ephesians 2:8, “ For by grace you have … Continue reading Understanding, Grace, Obedience, and the Law (Part 2)
Okay, some people have asked me about posting the message I gave at a church earlier this month. Unfortunately, I did not think to record it, so I just decided I would post a written version. Now, this written message is a little different from the one I gave verbally as I am not under a time constraint here and the Holy Spirit changed a … Continue reading Understanding Grace, Obedience, and the Law (Introduction)