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“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4 NIV My heart is burdened and heavy - I don’t understand. I don’t understand why a man planned a brutal attack on a crowd of people attending a concert. I don’t understand why 59 people died and over 500 were injured. Mothers, Fathers, friends and others went for a…

Doubting God

“It’s not what you are that is holding you back. It’s what you think you are not.”  --Anonymous  On the outside, I’m a 48 year old wife, mother and Christian. I do all the normal stuff and on a good day, I’m pretty together. On the inside, I often feel like an awkward, insecure, geeky pre-teen. I question myself and God. I question the decisions I make – I must be wrong - I don’t know what I’m doing. Everyone…

Don’t Worry

“Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength – carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying does not empty tomorrow of it’s sorrow; it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom I tend to be an over analyzer, an over thinker. My thoughts swirl round and round as I attempt to resolve a situation, conflict or problem. I pray and give it to God – then take it right back -…

Checklist Christian

 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord’, and do not do what I say?” --Jesus, Luke 6:46 NIV I thought I had a pretty good handle on this Christian stuff. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark 12:30 NIV I do that – I do all the right things, the Christian thing – I can give you my checklist. What’s that next part?…

All Show, No Go

Pharisees…..the bad guys of the Bible. No one likes Pharisees - the legalistic, narrow minded, religious rulers of Jesus’ day. Shaking their heads and wagging their fingers at Jesus – He healed on the Sabbath, hung out with sinners and His disciples ate without washing their hands. Matthew 15:7-9 (NIV) You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their…

Faith Reloaded

“There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” --Morpheus, The Matrix, 1999 I’m about as unlikely a Matrix fan as you’ll ever meet. I avoid violent movies and in general, I’m not a sci-fi fan. In 2006, I was working as a freelance writer/reporter for a branch of Tribune Communications and wrote an article about a young man who started a paintball ministry to reach teenagers for Christ. His favorite movie was The Matrix and in preparation…

Beginnings

My first entry in an adventure I feel compelled to begin - I wish I could say what all this is about, but I’m not totally sure. It feels awkward putting my insides “out there” for unknown people to read - strange and uncomfortable. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you probably know me and you’re reading out of charity (thank you). If you don’t know me, you can read more of who I am in “About Me”. I am…