Friday, July 27, 2012

There's an APP for that

I have been reading a book.

CRAZY LOVE by Francis Chan

and it's really got me thinking.

I have read and re-read the 1st 4 chapters 3 times each.
not because I don't understand the principles.
But because until I can apply them they are pretty much worthless.

and so is the Bible.

Please don't miss my point.

We can get saved. love God. serve God.

and NEVER apply God's Word to our life fully.

But what does that say about MY life as a believer in Christ?

Does it say I just don't want to submit right now because it's inconvenient for me?
or perhaps that I know better than God the things I should do with my life...
or perhaps it simply says I don't love HIM enough to obey His Word.
or to pray.
or to read my Bible.

Have you ever really truly stopped to consider WHAT an AMAZING God we have?

Now what if you lived like you Believed that God is Incredible we wouldn't be so lukewarm.

now before you get all offended..

Jesus doesn't want us to be lukewarm

so WHY are we?

Please take a few minutes out of your day and watch this video


but don't JUST watch it and DO nothing. 


What would your church look like *if* we ALL did this?

or even if only a few of us did.

Install you app for God and get moving!

Monday, July 23, 2012

it is simple. right?


life is hard.


 God gives us new friends for the journey.


I am too raw & real for day to day life.

and if I say again that this move has been hard.
It has.

and I can tell you God has blessed me with friendships here.
both old & new.

but it is not without tears and strife.

I expected things to be different.

and yet..
some days it is ok.
I might even say there are good days.

plugging in to a new church.
Letting God use us to launch VBS.
exciting times for sure.

and yet.
I don't feel like we do enough for the Gospel.

people don't KNOW Jesus.
I mean REALLY know Jesus.
and if they DON'T know Jesus.
where they go when they die...
IF they don't know Jesus.

see we have a great God.
and it's pretty simple this G.O.S.P.E.L. message.

isn't it?

or is it like life right now.
simple yet complex.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

I think I will just stay in bed tomorrow.

When I was a kid my parents always made a big deal out of my birthday.

a very. BIG. deal.

being an only child one might even say I was spoiled. My mom always took the day off of work and my birthday pretty much revolved around what I wanted to do. some years that was a pool party, other years out to breakfast and a day filled with shopping, other years ... well yeah, you get the idea.

as I got older and married a guy where birthdays were NOT that big of a "tada"!!!
 that was hard on me.
So naturally when my daughter came along I did what my mom did for me but not nearly on such a scale.... and then the next kid & the next & the next & the next & the next & .... well Judah isn't one yet. And honestly over the years it has quieted down.. a lot.

mostly I am ok with not really celebrating my birthday BIG anymore.

or am I?

tomorrow is what one might call a milestone birthday.

and it will not get a big celebration.

no hoopla.

no fantastic trip out of the desert to the beach... or to visit my favorite orca.

but yet.

I ought to just be thankful for it right?

then why is it that all I wanna do is crawl into bed tonight and come back out on Friday when it's over?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The 1st day of the rest of our life

My husband is OFFICIALLY retired from the USMC.
it is official.