“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 When we go camping, my husband knows that the main…
Tag: Bible journaling
Well, this was the Lord working on me. Telling me to give it to Him, the only One who can heal broken hearts and restore relationships. So I knew there was only one thing for me to do: write a letter. A peace offering. 🙂 This letter expressed my feelings in a loving way; making it clear what my boundaries are.
Looking back, I remember a day that changed me forever. I came home from work one day and my sister Erika had a brand new cassette tape (before the days of CD’s ;)) of Michael W. Smith “Go West Young Man”. She asked me, “do you believe in Jesus?” I said, “sure I do.” She came back with, “I mean, do you have a personal relationship with him?”
I spent a lot of time searching for an image, and out of hundreds, no thousands, this one (from the Passion of Christ) just spoke to me so much.
“A woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.”
In Psalm 119:103 the words of God are said to be sweeter than honey. Honey was and is used today as a natural sweetener. God’s teachings bring a sweetness to the life we live. Our tongues crave a sweet dessert or treat as our lives should crave the sweetness of God and His word.
The image I chose was inspired by Aslan in the Chronicles of Narnia. I see this lion as a symbol of Christ, He is regal, fierce, and powerful, yet he’s also tender and loving and wants us to come close to him as just as Lucy did in the novel. The opposite is true with the wicked…
A soft answer can turn away anger, but harsh words can stir it up. Words and tones create the atmosphere in your home. Start with yourself and watch the results. You won’t be disappointed as you invest intentionally in your words and your tones.
Written by the The Life Team
“Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.’” Ruth 1:16
In times of suffering, will you choose what is easy or what is right?