Archive for January, 2013

All Things are Possible!

Posted: January 21, 2013 in Faith
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I just finished the book, FEARLESS by Eric Blehm.  It’s the life story of Adam Brown who overcame drug addiction to become a Navy Seal.  It’s an amazing story of faith and family and I was moves so much by it!  I highly recommend it.  In fact, I recommended it to a friend, who read it and said “it’s a good book, but I didn’t get as much out of it as you.  He [Adam Brown] had a lot of strings pulled for him.”

Hmmm…..I felt a little heartbroken.  Surely he grasped the foundation of the story!   I mean, in my opinion, the story really wasn’t about how he got in the military but rather, how by faith all things are possible.  I thought that maybe I missed something and that maybe because my friend was in the military that he had some inside scoop that I did not.   Then, I read day 18 of my Bible reading plan, Matthew 13:1-35.  The disciples asked Jesus why he talked in parables and Jesus’ response was basically another parable!  He said, that God’s messages are like seeds and that unless the seed falls on good soil, they will not understand it- the seed will just fall through the crack or be blown away.  If the seed falls on good soil, it will root, and produce a crop.

How eye opening!  But how do you make your “soil” good?  I believe it has to do with faith.  Faith to believe that God is who He says He is and that He can do anything.  Including “pulling strings” for Adam Brown to become a Navy Seal.  Because, as they say, with God…all things are possible!

 

 

 

Journey Anyone?

Posted: January 7, 2013 in Faith
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Guess what?  You are going to go on a journey with me!  Yup.  I’m committed to reading the bible in a year!  I’m on day 8 of a year-long bible reading plan.  And let me tell you – I love it!  However, I have so many questions.

In Matthew 5:18, Jesus says this: “For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.”  Ummm, I thought heaven was eternal?  What’s this about heaven disappearing?

And here’s my second question… in Matthew 5:7, God says “Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”  Just who is “us” God is referring to?

Nothing will shake my faith, but I am curious about the two passages above.  If you have any insight, please share!  Otherwise, I’ll read on and hope more answers than questions will unfold.

New Beginnings.

Posted: January 2, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I love new beginnings.  So many people look forward to a new year to “start over”.  Personally, I look forward to every DAY.  Because every day is a chance to begin again.  I’ve said that so many times to my son, to friends, co-workers, etc.  For some reason, when we fail or dissapoint ourselves or others, we tend to get an attitude that we will never change.  And that’s so not true.  We can change, it just takes practice – and will-power!

I actually changed a lot of things in 2012, and one of them is that I listen almost exclusively to christian radio.  Every morning when I wake up, I crank up Klove.  Every day on the way back and forth to work – KLove.  And I’ve noticed a huge difference in the way I feel throughout the day by starting each day with such uplifting music.

For 2013, I plan to continue on my journey and be a better person – the kind of person that God wants me to be.  I’m not sure where my path will lead, but I do know that I control a lot of it by the choices I make.  And if one day, I make a bad choice – I know that every day is a new chance to begin again!