When Godly People Do Ungodly Things

For several months now I’ve been struggling with reliving parts of my past. The memories come rapid-fire – so fast that I can’t stop them. And they come at the most insignificant times. Like standing in the check-out line at the grocery store. Suddenly I’m a 29-year-old sitting in my apartment texting that guy over and over again who obviously wasn’t “the one”. Or I’m remembering this most painful relationship or these that came afterwards. Each of these memories leave me with this anchor of shame that I can’t shake easily. The questions rise up, again, and one in particular. I ask, “How did I let this happen? How could I have done such ungodly things?”

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Do You LOVE eBooks as Much as I Do?

So I have a slight obsession with eBooks. Mainly because most of them are free or really, really cheap, and they are literally with me everywhere I go – on my iPhone, iPad, or computer. (Nope, you don’t need a Kindle to read eBooks. Did you know that? There’s an app for that, and that’s all you need!)

Last year when the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle went on sale, I said, “Yes! Me, please!” and received many, many books for just pennies (plus a lot of bonuses)!

Well, it’s back! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle goes on sale next week, April 23rd at 8:00 a.m. (EST) and will continue through Monday, April 28th at midnight (EST)!, and this year it’s even better because there’s an option to buy the Kindle versions of the books (last year it was just PDFs)! All I have to say is that makes me very, very happy!

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When Your Pastor Takes His Life

Five months ago John and I went to the church for the first time. Sitting on the third row we sang with the band, then sat down to listen. The pastor got up to teach us, and we were filled with God’s truth in a way we hadn’t been for months. It was like the feeling you get after a long run – desperate for water, but you don’t want it too cold or else it will sting going down. His teaching was quenching and warm.

We wanted to know more about this man who taught us this day, hopeful that he might be the man we would one day call “pastor”. So we followed him on Facebook because that’s what you do in 2014 when you want to know someone better. You stalk them first. But we did it the inconspicuous way by “following” him without asking to be his “friend”. Well, that’s what we did – until he sent us a friend request.Continue Reading

Single Saturdays: Moving On from Your Past

I have a confession to make. Recently my past has taken over my thoughts in a way like never before. It seems that I just can’t get away from memories and regrets and secret wishes that I could do it over. I’m having a hard time moving on from my past. But I think I’m starting to have a breakthrough.

I am so excited to tell you that I’m going to be contributing to Woman to Woman Ministries every second Saturday of the month in a series called “Single Saturdays”! Today I share with you what I’ve learned about these obsessive thoughts from my past and one way I’m overcoming them. I hope you’ll join me there!

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Weekend Prayers and Links

Okay, here’s the funny of the day, and this just happened today as I write this, but yesterday for all of you. My personality type is an INFJ. I just found out this about myself a few years ago, and it completely revolutionized my world. I love being an INFJ mainly because I finally have an explanation for my quirkiness which includes complete absent-mindedness at times, lacking in the common sense arena, and an overall scattered existence. Which also makes me accidentally leave groceries in the car when I get home from the grocery store. Not all of the groceries, but just a bag here or there.

Now if you knew my husband you would know that this kind of thing drives him completely out of his mind. I don’t know what his personality type is, but I do know that it’s not INFJ. Stong on the “I” – yes – but the others probably as opposite from me as you can get. He’s the math guy. The logical one. The one who barely says words much less writes them.

So anyway . . . today he sends me an email that says, “you know what’s not nice that I realized . . . I came home yesterday with some fresh eggs and they are still in my truck!!!!!!!”

I know I should have done the Jesus thing, but I so didn’t! Instead I told him God was serving him up some humble pie! And fortunately for me, I think he ate it!

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