We are to LOVE GOD FIRST. And then love our neighbor only in ways that honor and respect God, our first love.
Marie Kondo has started a de-cluttering movement, which is not in itself a bad thing. However, we need to go a step further and deal with the root cause of our clutter problems.
Text: Ecclesiastes 2:18-26 We were made to work and be the undershepherds of creation (Gen. 2). Unfortunately, after the Fall, work got a lot harder and became far less enjoyable. As the writer of Ecclesiastes laments: I hate all my work that I labored at under the sun because I must leave it to the man … Continue reading Working unto God & ONLY for His glory
Text: Numbers 13-14 It is so much easier to walk with God when we appear to be "walking on water". You know the feeling--you are winning at almost everything you try, your kiddos are behaving, and your cooking is tasting amazing. However, in the face of discouragement, we are tempted (just like the Israelites) to … Continue reading Walk Relentlessly with God
Text: Proverbs 31:21-22 Just Saturday, the weather was near 80 Fahrenheit and my family was wearing summer clothing. However, Monday morning, Autumn arrived. Windy, rainy, and 40-ish degrees in South Texas--what a shocker! Long sleeve, long leg clothes and stroller blankets for my kiddos, check. Fresh office wear for my husband, check. North Face coats … Continue reading Girl, Clothe Yourself!
Text: Matthew 5:27-30 Lately, society has indicted men for lust and sexual misconduct. However, we as Christian women also need to take inventory of our own lives and root out our own sexual misconduct. It is not good enough to remember to sleep in our own beds with our own husbands every night. Jesus taught: … Continue reading Avoiding Adultery in a “Sex in the City” World
Text: Philippians 3:12-21 Just like many other mamas who make career sacrifices in order to be more hands on with their kiddos, I too occassionally feel the urge to to go back to my previous profession. I am mature enough in my faith to know that it would be terrible decision for my family (Proverbs 14:1) and I … Continue reading Reach forward–NOT Back