And the most interesting thing of all… as I practiced what Paul and Swindoll wrote… I started to truly experience outrageous Joy… even after I just spent the last 20 minutes in the cold outside rescuing a chicken that somehow escaped the safety of her yard.
it’s the first time I actually went outside to take photos of the snow…. And while it was cold…. I softened my heart enough to see past the death of the cold white stuff… and saw the beauty as it landed on the ferns and agapanthus. Most likely killing the Aggies… but…..
If you have ever been through a period of time in your life when the world just doesn’t make sense… Life just seems to keep hitting you over the head and you just want to hide under the covers till it all ends… This study will help you realize that you can not only do it…But you can shine the love of God while you do. All the while why considering it a privileged to be allowed to go through such horrid times!
In steps my husband to answer one of the most commonly asked question he gets while out working….. Or at church…. Or… just anywhere…. 🙂 He took it upon himself to shoot a video explaining why he chooses what he chooses… He shows you the workings of 2 different types… and explains why he sides…
Ok.. you are totally going to laugh at me… But I hate spending 5.00 for a birthday card in the stores.
There are a few things that I hold very dear to my world… (other then my Lord and Husband that is…) Police Wives…. AKA LEOW’s and Dispatchers. Mainly because I am a police wife and I was a dispatcher. Secondly because both are vastly misunderstood and even those that think they understand….. Unless they are……
Because in this line of work… There aren’t pretty endings… in fact, as a 911 dispatcher there are rarely ever endings at all….
Imagine you are standing in a stadium full of people…. Some you know and many you don’t. And each one… one by one… they come up to you and poke you in the shoulder. After the first few hundred your shoulder starts to hurt, but the poking keeps happening. You’re in pain and you literally shut yourself down, because you see the line of people… and there is no place for you to go.. but to keep getting poked….
Everybody always is the kind of book where Bob see’s you.. and instead of standing in line to poke you… he walks up to you and says… “Do you like getting poked?”
Because I realize that WHAT I am watching is how we as Christians SHOULD be living! We should be living in pure view of the world. So unbelievers and believers can see how God works. How forgiveness happens. How love restores and faith is real!
20+ years ago I heard a pastor counsel with an 8 year old…. I tucked this brief conversation in my heart and live by it…. “The only way to truly understand someone is to ask them.”