I’ve always read my Bible pretty consistently (like, since I was a kid), but I never felt like I was understanding it. A lot of times, I would read a chapter of the Bible and it would all go into my brain and right back out. It was frustrating! And of course, it still happens sometimes, but I think I’ve found a method that works for me. Continue reading
I haven’t been blogging for quite a while because things have been crazy!
Mr. Rockefeller graduated from the academy on August 25th. Since then, he’s been doing his dream job in our area, but we knew that a move was inevitable. We loved being near both of our families and we didn’t want to move, but we want to follow God’s plan for our lives, so we decided to take the move on with a positive attitude. Mr. Rockefeller has to work wherever there are openings, which means Long Island for a couple of years.
We didn’t know where or when we would be moving for sure until the beginning of November and it turned out that we needed to be moved to Long Island by November 30th! Actually, we’ve been living here for a week and there’s a small possibility that we could get a different location on December 20th and have to move again! (We’d love a location closer to home, but another move would be crazy all over again.) Continue reading
I’ve been listening to Chip Ingram’s sermons lately. They’re awesome! (I highly recommend downloading the Chip Ingram app.)
The other day, I heard a sermon on slandering and gossiping about people. Chip said that you slander someone any time you talk about him and the person you’re talking to thinks less of him after your conversation than before it. Continue reading
I’m sure that you’ve heard about all of the heartbreaking natural disasters occurring lately.
I hope that they don’t make you ask where God is. Because He’s here and He’s working. He doesn’t want to see us suffer. He doesn’t want bad things to happen (which happen because humans are sinners- see this post for more on that), but He’s using the tragedies to teach lessons and to turn hearts toward him.
I hope that you are realizing your mortality and that tomorrow is not promised.
I hope that you see that you can’t endure the hardships of this world without God. Continue reading
I’ve been struggling for a while with my attitude toward certain people. I haven’t felt like helping people who aren’t trying to get out of their situations on their own. Which was probably a result of the work that I do as a home visitor, but it also made my job more difficult. I wasn’t putting all of my effort in for my clients when I didn’t feel like they were thankful and they weren’t helping themselves. Continue reading
I work with people, so naturally, I hear a lot about relationships. I hear about relationships in all aspects of my life, really. So, I’ve made a list of some things to avoid in relationships based on what I’ve seen in the people around me (it’s always easier to see problems and solutions in someone else’s life!)
So, here we go. Here are some mistakes to avoid making in your romantic relationships. Continue reading
Depression, self esteem issues, and negative self images are rampant. It is heartbreaking.
I just want to tell you that you are worthy of love. You’re right, I may not know you, but that doesn’t change anything. I know that there is something special about you that the world needs. Every person has a purpose. You brings something unique to the table that no one else can. The world is made up of intricate connections between people, so it would truly function differently without you. You are important.
You may feel broken, shattered, even. But every one of your broken pieces is beautiful. The journey you’re on is difficult, I’m sure, but it is leading to your beautiful story. And someone watching your journey could learn how to love themselves by watching you learn to love yourself.
You will never be what everyone wants you to be. You’ll probably never even be everything that one person wants you to be! You’re not alone. No one can be everything for everyone. But you can be the best you that you can be. And that is enough.
God created you. God has a purpose for you. Jesus died for you. And He knew every mistake that you would make and He decided to die to take your punishment anyway. He sees the depth of your pain and He wants to comfort you. He wants you to see that He loves you for who you are, no matter what has happened to you, what you look like, what mistakes you’ve made, or what life has thrown at you. He created you. He knows that you are worthy. He loves you more than you could imagine.
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
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