The past few days has brought a few boisterous storms through the Columbus area. In a not-so-brave voice, my sweet 6 yr. old has asked me numerous times, "Why did God make thunder and lightning, Mommy?" Hmmm. Well, my answer the first time was to distract her so that she wouldn't be afraid. My answer the second time was that thunder is only the noise of clouds moving. On the third time, I … [Read more...] about Why, Mommy, Why?
Outside the Zone of Appearance : David Read I Samuel 16:1-13 Why did God send Samuel to Bethlehem? What characteristics did the Lord tell Samuel specifically NOT to look for? Why do you think that it is so difficult not to judge a person by their appearance? Is there a particular verse in this passage that stands out to you? As we look forward to studying David, his comfort zone, and his … [Read more...] about Looking Forward to Lesson 2
What is it with movies about deadbeat dads who transform into fantastic fathers? Such a common movie plot; maybe because great dads are few and far between? Father's Day is right around the corner and with the inspiration of Tommy Nelson, I write this blog to recognize my #1 husband, Matt, who is such an awesome dad! I referred to my husband's incredible balance of life and family in another … [Read more...] about Our Daddy’s The Best
Tonight our ladies' Bible study group discussed our comfort zones as an introduction to the course. One definition of "comfort zone" was a comfortable place where self-imposed boundaries define our thoughts and actions. The boundaries can be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Our desire as a study group is to focus on journeying outside our spiritual comfort zones. In reviewing Heb. … [Read more...] about Week 1 Outside the Zone
There's a term that has emerged in modern vocabulary. On American Idol, they want "relevant" singers. HGTV requests "relevant" designers. And I totally get it. We are no longer living in the 18th century, so let's not pretend we do. Technology should be embraced and utilized. Modern conveniences should not be banned. However, recently I read an article that fired me up about what the Church … [Read more...] about All About “Relevant”
I just took a peek at each of my sleeping children after a busy day. I couldn't help but think of the song "Heaven is the Face" by Steven Curtis Chapman and wanted to send you the reminder of how important each and every single day is. Treasure life; anticipate Glory.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9JTwJ_1lzE&feature=fvw] … [Read more...] about Precious sleeping children…
Reflection is good for the soul. Especially when it is reflection on how God has worked in your life. Ten years ago today I made my way to the Cincinnati Zoo with a bouncy three year old in the back seat. We were tired; it had been a busy week. But my sweet girl, Taylor, was excited to go to the zoo. I was excited too. The plan was to meet a newly found friend and his daughter; the "date" was … [Read more...] about A Love Story: Repost for Women of Faith
All Christians have a comfort zone. Whether we realize or not, we have these certain areas we are "called" to serve in. We've been "gifted" a particular way, and God does that! But.... truthfully, we use that so many times as a limit on how far we will allow God to work in our lives. If an opportunity arises that is "outside of our comfort zone," then we bypass. There is always someone better … [Read more...] about Outside the Zone: Intro Week June 10th