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Because Vanity is Popular.....

There is a popular female Christian figure currently on the horizon that has all of the girlies holding their breathe until she breathes her next word.  Her face, her posts, her image and her voice are slathered from thither and yonder on social media.  You never have to wonder what's going on in her life nor in her household.  It is all tracked and recorded via the world wide web.  I've listened to some of her teachings and agree with most of what she says.  She does not verbally communicate anything that is detrimental, but it is what is not said (yet seen) that is the most disappointing factor.
I first became aware of this young lady and her husband a couple of years ago when another young lady posted on my Facebook page that my husband and I reminded her of them.  I presumed she was referring to the fact that we were married and shared a passion for the Lord.  Being the kind of person I tend to be, I looked them up in hopes of expanding our circle of nationwide Christian fe…
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Sympathy From the Devil

I found this to be very appropriate in light of recent events.


"And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness." I John 5:19

These are days that will test what we think we know and believe.  The "whole world" lies in wickedness.

wickedness:  Greek word pon─ôros meaning full of labours, annoyances, hardships; of an evil nature or condition; bringing toils, annoyances, perils; of a time full of peril to Christian faith and steadfastness; causing pain and trouble. Do we believe that? Do we believe that everything of the world is grounded in evil?

"But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them." II Corinthians 4:3-4

Do we truly believe that Satan is the god of this world? That every single world system is under his jurisdiction and influence?

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Worth It All

I'll let go of all I have just to have all of you
And no matter what the cost I will follow you
Jesus, everything I've lost I have found in you
When I finally reach the end I'll say
YOU WERE WORTH IT ALL!

It Was Easier to Just Invite Them to Church.......

A really sweet lady at my daughter's school handed me a card for her church this morning with an invitation to visit.  As I reached out to grab the card, memories of a past time were brought back to me.  A little over 4 years ago, my husband and I attended a fellowship that was very small, to which we had no objections.  We'd just left a much larger church that wasn't hurting for attendees.  They were hosting three services at the time we left.

Anywho, one of the biggest things the smaller church promoted was extending invitations for people to visit the church in hopes that they would join.  The church had business cards, and all members were highly encouraged to pass them out to get more people in the door (I have several theories as to why they were so hungry for members; most of them having to do with money).  There were usually several messages  preached on increasing our faith and believing God for the impossible (this was a heavy signs and wonders ministry, but th…

The Need for Brokenness

We feign humility because we think we have figured out the formula to Christian "success" usually found in the form of a platform and a ministry readily identified with our name and image.  We humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God only to claim the promise of exaltation in due time (without understanding the intent of the exaltation as referenced in the passage 1 Peter 5:6).  Let us no longer mistake our pitiful efforts to appear humble to keep us from true humility; namely brokenness.

This has been a loooooong battle for me that I have yet to master.  I have experienced periods of brokenness when my plans were thwarted and I had no other choice but to FINALLY surrender that area of my life to the Lord, but there is much to be said for the soul who seeks to humble him/herself without the proverbial rug being swiped from under them.

I did not pen the words you are about to read below, but this is probably the most difficult message for many to submit to.  When eve…

The Purity of the Young Heart

I have another blog out here in cyberspace (Making it, His Best) that I started back in 2008 or so to capture my thoughts.  Much like I am doing with this blog.  My last blog post on that particular blog was in 2012.  I have not blogged since then.  I started this new blog because I wanted to start blogging again but could not remember the log in credentials of the old page.

As I was reading posts from the other blog, I could identify a couple of things in my writings.  First, it was very clear to me, just in my tone and style of writing, that I was a little less experienced and not quite as hardened then as I seem to have become.  Second, I realized the sincerity and purity with which I wrote some of those posts.  Most of them are masterpieces of grammatical error, but I was typing as the thoughts flowed and wasn't necessarily concerned with its slickness.  There was a pouring out of me that seemed to yearn for Christ in the midst of the hindering religious environments I was in…