Sunday, October 28, 2012

What Kind of World Would it Be?

What if every person in the world was the same type of friend as I am? 

And try this one out....

What if each one of my friends was the same kind of friend to me as I am toward them?

       "Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others." Wow.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pizza Day!

Using these instructions.... (from my genius little brother)

I set out to make a pizza.

I put all of said ingredients together (plus a few more)

And the end result was pretty yummy.

Thanks Wesley! :-) 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Weird Day

Can't quite find the words to describe what God is doing in my heart right now. But I love Him for it. 

I love that just when I think I know what's coming next, I realize: I don't! 

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Sweetest Thing

Last week at church a little friend of mine came up to me and offered this paper cup of money that she had been saving. "This is for the missionary. For your trip to Africa," she said.

It was totally surreal to know that she had been thinking of me. And it meant just as much to me as it would've if it were $1,000! Sometimes it's all in the heart behind the gift :-)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Red Letter Living


Yes I am. :-)

* "When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?" *


Yes I am. :-) 

* " If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple." *


Yes I am. :-) 

* "Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me." *

Yes, of course it is. :-) 

* "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God,which is your reasonable service." * 

The road is narrow, but it is beautiful. The price to pay for following Christ is SO costly, but SO worth it. And I'm not perfect.... But a little meditation on the words of Jesus puts things so much clearer into focus! 

Struggling to Live Unashamed

Monday, October 15, 2012

Close to Home

"How are you reaching out and ministering to the neighbors God has placed around you? It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are. But it's absolutely vital to grasp that He didn't call you there so you could settle in and live out your life in comfort and superficial peace. His purposes are not random or arbitrary. 

* If you are still alive on this planet it's because He has something for you to do. *

He placed us on this earth for purposes that He orchestrated long before we were born (Eph. 2:8-10). Do you believe you exist not for your own pleasure but to help people know the love of Jesus and to fully alive in Him? If so, then that will shape how you live your life in the place where you are." 

-Francis Chan
Forgotten God

Day by day, moment by moment, I have a place where I FIT into His will. Where I am is where He wants me to serve. How would I be missed if I left this place? What difference is my presence making for Christ? 

These are probing questions for me. Especially because I am actually planning to leave soon. But up til that point, I am called to live to the fullest HERE. And it's not about "buckling down" and "trying harder" but refocusing my heart to listen as His Spirit probes me. 
My to-do list for the day can and should be guided by His grace and whisperings. I am not the leader here. The Spirit is my guide. And He guides me in the steps of the good that I have been ordained to do!! 

I sure love this sweet partnership :-)