Archive for February, 2013

Tune In!

Posted: February 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
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If you want to hear God more often, then make it easy for Him!  Listen to Christian music, subscribe to blogs, devotionals, talk to other Christians, etc.  God uses all these things to speak directly to you.  I was reminded of this last night.

I wasn’t having a very good evening.  I was lonely.  I was missing my son terribly.  And what was I doing?  Sitting on the couch reading a James Patterson novel flipping back and forth on the tv watching nothing worth talking about!  Finally, I decided to take a bath (which is where I like to just soak and pray – TMI, I know – sorry!)  Anyway, I didn’t blast Christian music (which is also what I like to do as I soak and pray) but instead just soaked and prayed and I admit, cried some.  😦

When I got out, I decided to catch up on some of my devotionals and what was the first devotional I read?  “If you want an antidote for loneliness, here it is:  You will never be separated from God’s love….You will never be lonely because you can tune into God’s love.”  (Thank you Daily Hope with Rick Warren!)

I realized that I hadn’t been reading my daily bible readings, listening to Christian music, or spending much time at all with the One who loves me the most.  Duh.  No wonder I was feeling blue!

I grinned up at God, said “got it!”, he said “good” and I immediately felt better.

Superbowl Aftermath.

Posted: February 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted today!  I’m not used to staying up late.  Heck, I’m normally tucked all cozy in bed by 9 o’clock.  But last night, like most of America, I stayed up to watch the Superbowl.  It was a real nail-biter and since I’m a Ravens fan, I was very pleased with the outcome!

However, today, all I can think about is an interview with Ray Lewis that aired a few hours before the game.  He was asked about what he would tell the families affected by the murder case he was involved in many years ago . (Sorry, I don’t know all the details of those events.)  Anyway, he responded something along the lines of God not using people for good who would be involved in such things.  Forgive me if I don’t get that exactly right.  But that is in essence what he said.  It disturbed me because it’s those EXACT people that God uses.

Moses, Abraham, Jacob, Samson, Joseph, David, Solomon, Peter, Paul – they were all pretty messed up.  But today they are all considered amongst the greatest men of all time! God can do amazing things through any of us.  All of us!  And that is what I wish Ray Lewis would have said.