Weekend Prayers and Links

May I ask, when did every season of the year become busy? Growing up it seemed that there were only two busy times – back-to-school and Christmas. The rest of the year was ordinary and slow.

It’s only February, nothing important has happened for two months, and yet I feel like I am gasping for rest. Even when I have restful times, I’m not truly resting. My mind is jumping to the next chore, project, or event.

Mark 6-31

 

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Embracing the Discipline of Godliness in Your Life

I am very excited to bring you my first post here on TripleBraidedLife!

Embrace. What comes to mind when you hear that word? When I hear it, I think it sounds elegant. I feel like it is a fancy way to describe a hug. It actually means to “accept willingly or eagerly”. As single Christian women, what are we accepting willingly or eagerly into our lives? Godliness or sinfulness?

In the face of consequences from my recent deceptive and lying actions, I asked myself, “Am I embracing the discipline of godliness in my life, willingly and eagerly?”

Embracing the Discipline of Godliness in Your Life

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Weekend Prayers and Links

Can I just tell you that Lent completely snuck up on me this year. I mean, I’m embarrassed to admit this, but as I scrolled through my Facebook feed yesterday I saw a post about Ash Wednesday and had to remember what day it was and if THIS Wednesday was the Wednesday they were talking about. It was.

Can I also admit I immediately felt burdened by it? Easter is my favorite holiday, truthfully, not in a “I just want to be different” sort-of way, so I love that in less than 40 days it will be here. But, right now I’m exhausted. I’m bogged down with so much life stuff that I feel like I can’t give Lent one ounce of me.

This is partly because I am in Bible Study Fellowship which is great, and I’ve recommended it so many times, but it is intensive weekly Bible study. There’s no extra time in this toddler mom’s days for a Lent study, too.

So what do I do? I start a Lent study anyway, of course – She Reads Truth to be exact.  I don’t know why I do this to myself. Sometimes I wonder if it’s to subconsciously set myself up for failure.

Galatians 5-1

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Why Your Singleness Isn’t About You

Hi, my name is Liv and I’m single.

For the longest time that word grated on my nerves. It meant that something was inherently wrong with me, but I didn’t know exactly what that was. The years have passed and friends have gotten married with children, yet it feels like I’m still in the holding room waiting for something or someone to happen.

God had to break me out of the stronghold that my singleness was about me. It isn’t. Singleness and what I do with it is all about God.

Why Your Singleness Isn't About You

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Weekend Prayers and Links

The weeks long campaign that I’ve been a part of speaking truth into Fifty Shades of Grey and promoting Pulling Back the Shades is coming to an end today as the movie is released. I know most people, maybe even you, are tired of the bombardment. I even saw this post today on Facebook:

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I could say a lot about this post and the comments people made comparing the Fifty Shades of Grey posts to the yoga-pants ban post (Did you catch that one?) and the infinite number of anti-immunization posts. But at this point there’s no point.

We all have to stand for something. 

My something may not be your something, and praise God for that, because if my something and your something and everyone else something’s were identical there would be a lot of unmet needs in this world.

Personally, this is my litmus test for what to stand for or stand up for or speak out about:

Is this an eternal issue? 

Luke 18-13

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