A friend and I have been visiting churches to satisfy our curiosity to see and hear the differences between preachers.
The last preacher we listened to, for his conclusion, he said he wanted to see God do something He had never done before. He wanted all the churches in this valley to lay aside all their theological differences and come together in unity.
When he said that relief went deep inside me that God does not get bored doing the same thing over and over and over in taking sinful broken people and making them new and that He did not get bored before changing my life. That is my favorite thing He does even though He has been doing it for thousands of years. So thankful God isn’t looking for something else to do besides forgive, heal and change sinners like myself via the precious blood of His Son.
As for laying aside our theological differences, I quote Dr. Bryan Hughes from Bozeman, Montana. ” Theology and doctrine are basically the same thing, which is our beliefs about God and salvation and other important truths. Therefore if we throw out all our theological differences, then we are throwing out the very things that are at the core of our beliefs and our lives.”
Amazing Grace! XOXOXO
The road to home is not on easy street. That’s why we follow Alistair Beggs, not Joel Osteen, on Instagram. LG
Gentleness….not violent, harsh or rough. But it takes violence, harsh pain and seriously rough realities to soften most people into a gentle Christ life reality. To be like our Precious Redeemer does not come easy. Lauren Gilliland
“You were not made to fit in. You were born to stand out.”
We woke up to the sound of rain falling on the sky window. I love that sound. I curled up next to my sweet precious good man and thought of how you have softened all my hard edges. How much I love you and the life I have because of you. XOXO
I deactivated my face book account as I was getting hundreds of friend requests and messages mostly from men, that I did not know. I thought it would be gone but learned yesterday from a tech savvy friend who explained that you have to delete it not just deactivate it and the how to delete is not on face book, instead one has to google the instructions for the steps to do so.
Anyway, I googled it, went through until I figured it out and deleted my account. It will all disappear in 14 days. I like keeping in touch via e-mail, messaging and Instagram. XO
Today, I took our voter ballets into the court house. Since I was “deep” in town, I decided to hit a couple of thrift stores. I have been looking for soft pink silk or linen fabric. I found some on line for $56.00 a yard. I want it but do not need it so will not buy it for that price. The fabric at Jo Ann’s is not the right shade of pink nor is it silk or linen, so the next place to look is thrift stores in the women’s X Large plus sizes. One can take a large dress with lots of fabric, deconstruct it and make it into a new article of clothing.
I drove to Good Will to look for soft pink fabric but only found pink in harsh polyester colors, no silk or linen.
Good Will has rearranged their store and when you first walk in the glass counter showcases high end purses. One of my beautiful precious, keeps me young, daughter in law’s introduced me to Coach Purses. Sitting there in all its perfection was one of the few Coach purse designs I seriously love. The price was so right! But, I do not like to wear logo clothes or purses as they can appear pretentious and I would never buy them new and do not want people to think I would spend that much money for a purse. I also do not want to live life caring what people think. With the letter C all over it I knew I was breaking one of my personal rules of not wearing or using designer logos for their pretense. I must be a real snob! But as I handed it back to the clerk the thought went through my mind, two of your most favorite human beings names start with the letter C. I got all soft inside and bought it. I love perfect purses and I now own a Coach purse with the logo C all over it and will use it with quiet enjoyment.