I am constantly amazed at how some people use social media to promote their faith and beliefs. Don’t get me wrong…I think that we have a powerful platform with a captive audience, why not use it to tell the world what you believe. It shows a reflection of who we are, right? Or is it a reflection of who we want the world to see and think we are? Are we actually a better person on the World Wide Web than who we are in real life? I don’t know, but I know that it is tempting. There is always that tug of war inside of us…who we really are, who we think we are, and who we have the potential to be. Continue reading “Fake it ’til you Make it”
The Constant (blog)
There have been about 4 weeks of blank brain space going on. Nothing seems to sink in…and definitely nothing of value seems to be coming out either. It has been hard to experience. And I confess that I have felt some despair over it as well. I started this year on such a high note. The website was renewed, I started getting involved with social media on a different level and met some great new people. Things were looking up and I could see some of my dreams coming true, things that I had dreamed about for years.
Then I hit a wall. A hard wall. And it wasn’t a wall in front of me…it was around me. I couldn’t see which way to go. I couldn’t think clearly… Continue reading The Constant
The other day I was given the gift of music. (These things make us so happy here in the bush!) I chose an album that my son recommended and there were a few songs on there that touched me to the core. One of the songs was, “Loving You With the Truth.” It talks about having the guts to share ones faith with a friend who doesn’t share the same faith.
So many of us believers are afraid, of rejection, humiliation, and maybe even of losing a friend. So we skirt the issues of faith…and we say the generic terms of “praying for you”, and ” I am spiritual.” We definitely don’t want to be compared to those “crazy” holy-rollers that people see on TV, right? Continue reading Love and Truth
The enemy does not want us to succeed…not at all, not ever. And because of this, we find that every day is a new challenge to overcome his traps and snares. He lays them out in every direction. His only real challenge is to make sure we don’t see the traps, and don’t recognize the signs in front of us. Once we see the enemy doing what he likes, we have the arsenal to fight. If he can keep us in a state of busyness, or fatigue…then he can almost control us, and make sure we are of no use to Jesus. Continue reading Traps and Snares
There was a link going around on facebook this last week. It was about deathbed confessions and the most common regrets people had in their last days. As they say, hindsight is 20/20…and if we are able to learn from the regrets of others, then we can live a fuller life. The trick is to take them seriously, and to really think about them. What can we do to ensure that at the end of our days we know that we lived a life of no regrets. A life fully lived!
Here is the list of 5 regrets:
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. (This was the most common regret of all)
2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier. Continue reading No Regrets
“Proof of Heaven” is the name of the book I just finished. It seems to have been on the bestseller lists for a bit. It’s no wonder, people want to know if heaven exists and if there is an afterlife. Deep down, in our core, there is a longing for the connection to God. Does He exist? Am I going anywhere? Does this life really matter in the grand scheme of things? The fascinating thing with this book is that it is written by a neurosurgeon, and his experience with heaven. He went there during a coma and writes about it. Even if it isn’t written from a “born again” perspective, it is still a book that will make you think about what you do believe. Continue reading Heaven?