Where Jim Berg focuses the first chapter of Changed Into His Image on sanctification what Biblical change is, in chapter two, he faces the problem-- the evil within ourselves. “The tree itself must be healthy if it is to produce fruit that tastes truly Christlike” (30).
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was going to start posting my notes, ideas, and etcetera about a book I was required to read for my General Psychology class. 2019 is here and now we begin! First, I must say I am so thankful for my instructor for this class as she did a wonderful job making Psychology not just a general ed class, but a class with an applicable and biblical approach! And so, that being said, we begin the journey in being Changed Into His Image (Jim Berg).
We've all heard it. “Love one another.”
That is hard. I'm not an expert on love. Not even close. But I do know Love Himself and He has been teaching me about this beautiful, magnificent thing we call love.
I was sitting and talking with a friend of mine a few days ago and was also reading through some of my older writings. I have decided to share this one with you. It isn't long. It isn't fancy. Just a sincere prayer from my heart. Praying the Lord will use it to bless your precious heart today! :)
I recently found a self evaluation in the dust jacket of a Bible commentary I was reading; I decided to type it out and share it with you!
Not all that long ago I had surgery to have all four of my wisdom teeth removed. During my recovery, I had plenty of time to think about how I spend my typical day-- and how much of it I actually spend with God.
My answer was: not enough. Not nearly enough.
Something’s got to change, I thought.
Pumpkins! Leaves! Oh, I LOVE this time of year!! :) Of course, school has begun and schedules seem to be overflowing with things to do, places to go. Not to mention all the extra stuff thrown in every day! (Do we ever get a break?!) Anyway, whether you call it Autumn or Fall, IT'S COMING and it is most definitely my favorite time of year!
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night thinking? Thinking about that task you weren’t able to complete the day before or all the things that you need to accomplish in the next? Are you ever not able to stop the wheels from turning inside your head? The train of thought just won't put on the breaks and let you rest? There are many nights like this for me. I don't sleep well. Nighttime can be as stressful for me as the day. I could sleep for six hours or I could end up with only 2.
"May my meditation be sweet to Him; I will be glad in the Lord." Psalms 104:34
What do you do when you feel everything is happening all at once? “Everything” can consist of SO MANY THINGS- excitement, frustration, grieving, contentment. It can leave us feeling as though we have nothing left.
I thought I'd start posting some of my other writing, such as poems, as well as my other blog posts. :) Please let me know what you think!
Hello, friend. :)
It has been WAY too long. I can't tell you how many times I have started to write, all failing to find the words I want to say. I wanted to write something with meaning. Something that would help change YOUR life. Instead, God has been writing my story in ways I would never have dreamed. In the past months, I have seen a large change in my life.
God has given me a love for people and a passion to write. I love that the sky shows the creativity of our loving Maker, don't you? I hope you will join me on this journey through life exploring the beautiful creation God has made and the lessons that He is teaching me through it all.