Follow:
Browsing Category:

Christian Living

    Christian Living

    Psalm 130: An Easter Reminder of God’s Amazing Grace

    Psalm 130 Easter Reminder

    Happy Easter! I hope you have had a blessed holiday! This week in my personal Bible study I had planned to revisit the trial of Jesus, crucifixion and resurrection story in the gospels. Instead, God pointed me to Psalm 130.

     Psalm 130: Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord,

    2 Lord hear my voice: Let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

    3 If thou, Lord shouldst mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

    4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

    5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait and in his word do I hope.

    6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say more than they that watch for the morning. 

    7 Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy and with him is plenteous redemption. 

    8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

    Recently I had been feeling somewhat discouraged due to some stressful situations and unanswered prayer, and I had certainly not been trusting God fully. As a result I felt guilty and overwhelmed.  I kept thinking I had failed and “disappointed” the Lord yet again! After all he has done for me, how can I possibly repeat this pattern of lacking faith? I had certainly asked for forgiveness and believed that he paid my sin debt in full on that Good Friday so long ago, but I was still holding on to despair over a few issues.

    Read more

    Share:
    Christian Living

    But First, Jesus.

    Hello there! It’s going to be a busy day right? Do you have a “to-do” list a mile long for the day or week ahead? I know I have a thousand things I would like to accomplish, and I am sure you do too. Let’s get to it!

    “But First, Coffee.”

    We have all seen this slogan on cute coffee mugs, farmhouse signs, chalkboards and even t-shirts. It’s a well-known fact that coffee practically fuels our world! But where is our true power source? Shouldn’t we really be saying, “But first, Jesus” instead? Coffee is fine, (it’s green tea for me, thanks), but the issue is whether or not Jesus is our top priority. I know I have had to take a closer look at my own priorities lately, and I quickly realized that Jesus most certainly has not been first.

     

    It’s been an exciting week as my long awaited new blog has finally become a reality. I have barely been able to sleep with all the creative ideas running through my mind.  Although I have blogged in the past, a chronic long term illness resulted in sporadic blogging and eventually a total hiatus. As with all things technology related, so much has changed and there are many new things to learn, but I am a born go-getter, and when I put my mind to something it’s all or nothing! Read more

    Share: