Last week we were talking about God’s design for marriage. I stated that God’s design for marriage is for men and women (both made in the image of God) to leave their parents and be joined together in order to multiply. Once married, men are to love their wives as Christ loves the church and be the head of their households; women are to love … Continue reading Submission…A Dirty Word in Today’s Culture
I read a great blog this morning on “wilderness wandering” and it got me thinking about Lysa TerKeurst’s book What Happens When Women Walk in Faith, which got me thinking about the phases of a dream. Yes, my very own version of If You Give a Mouse A Cookie-lol. If you click on the above link, it will take you to my full review , … Continue reading Surviving the Famine
Just when you may have thought I’d forgotten about this series…….. In Chapter 9, Mr. Idleman has us take a look at Luke 9:23: Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. Now, when I read this passage, I normally focus on the “take up his cross” part … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Chapter 9: Come After Me
Today’s Worship Song: From the Inside Out by Hillsong This is by far one of my top favorite worship songs. I prefer the Focus’ version(my band), but this is a close second (hehe). A thousand times I fail…isn’t that the truth? Sometimes I feel I get it wrong more times than I get it right. And that is what Satan wants us to concentrate on, … Continue reading 31 Days of Worship and The Word: Day 22: From the Inside Out
I am listening to the audio version of The Shack by William P. Young, and one concept from yesterday’s reading (listening) really got me thinking. [Yes, I realize that it is a fiction book; however there are some great insights in there.] God doesn’t want to be the top of our hierarchy pyramid, he wants to be the center of our carousel. “I don’t just … Continue reading How to Get a Christ-Centered Life
I know it has been a few weeks, but I haven’t forgotten about our open study on Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman. For those who are new to my blog, we are currently discussing the book Not a Fan. As the title indicates, it is more than a book review but far from an official book study. In Chapter 8, Kyle takes a long … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Not a Fan: An Open Invitation
When I said I was going “beyond the book review,” I must have really meant beyond, way beyond. Here we are many weeks later and I am still discussing Not A Fan by Kyle Idleman. Yes, it is just that good. In Chapter 6 we get to discuss the third part of the Holy Trinity: Holy Spirit. God and Jesus are easy to discuss, but … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Not A Fan: Holy Spirit
Happy Thursday to you all! Once again, I will be sharing a little something from Derwin Gray’s Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future for the Proverbs 31 Blog Hop. Sadly, this will be the last hop for this book as we finished our study this week. In Chapter 9 of Limitless Life Mr. Gray gave us the opportunity … Continue reading My Life’s Vision Statement
Yesterday we were talking about how Christians often miss our target of following Jesus when we get distracted by following rules. Today we will touch a little more about rules vs. relationship as we finish up with Chapter 5 of Kyle Idleman’s Not a Fan. As we discussed yesterday, Jesus was very upset with the religious leaders. Not only were they rejecting Him, but their … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Not A Fan: Rules or Relationship; Guilt or Grace?
I got busy last week talking on other subjects God had laid on my heart, I didn’t get a chance to do a Not A Fan post. For all of you I left waiting in limbo, I apologize. In Chapter 5 of Kyle Idleman’s book Not a Fan, he asks a very important question: are your following Jesus or are you following the rules? For … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Not a Fan: Who Or What Are You Following?