Making Excellent Choices: Choosing to Live By Faith

Making Excellent Choices: Choosing to Live By Faith

Choosing to live by faith takes courage. It can be scary. Taking a step and not knowing where you’ll go is not for the faith of heart. I’ve met no one who claimed to live by faith as easy and there's a reason for that, because it is not easy. We’ve all heard stories that are unbelievable, while others are easy to see how they would work out. Even though it is scary, in the end choosing to live by faith is worth it.

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Hope for the Day When the Rains Came - A Look at the Life of Rizpah

Hope for the Day When the Rains Came - A Look at the Life of Rizpah

It must have been a strange scene. Day in and day out for several months, a woman clothed in sackcloth with an occupation she never considered having. Within those months the days grew long and ran together. In fact, one day did not differ from the day before. The only thing that changed was the cool night air after a long scorching day. But each day, Rizpah hung on because she had hope. Hope for the day when the rains came.

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Making Excellent Choices: Choosing to be Real

Making Excellent Choices: Choosing to be Real

In the early 90’s Dooney & Bourke purses were all the rage and these bags were well out of my minimum wage paycheck range. I’ll never forget the day my sister and I went to a local flea market booth selling knock-off bags for $25. Friends from work were talking about it and we knew we had to go. Let's just say while I knew my purchase was a fake, I wanted the people I went to church and college with to not know it. I wanted them to think I spent the $300 on the bag. I wanted them to think it was authentic.

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Having Hope - 7 Days of Scripture Writing

Having Hope - 7 Days of Scripture Writing

Hope is a word I pray for every day. I pray I don’t lose hope in the Lord. I mentioned in January how I chose Hope as my word for the year and how it changed to the phrase, Hope in God. As Christians, no matter what we are going through we have hope. Having hope in the Lord helps ease the storms of life. This week, I finished reading the book of Job, again. I love Job’s story. You can feel the pain he is going through as you read. Real pain many are feeling right now. A pain that cuts to the inner core, a feeling as if it will never end. An experience many on the outside can’t comprehend. Just like Job, we’ve experienced family telling us to forget about our faith and friends with judgmental, pointing fingers ready to point out all of our faults during a time of hurt.

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