Stuck. Frozen. Breathe. Just breathe. Call a friend? Or, Ask UP?God has given us friends to encourage and support one another. But, He's also given us access to come straight to Him with our questions, hopes, dreams, and concerns. He wants us to do more than "ask around" when we need help. Jesus tells us to Ask UP in Matthew 7:7, "Ask, and it will be given to you..." Why?
Do you exercise every day?No, exercising won't prevent every disease. But, it does help us physically, mentally, and emotionally. We either take the time and effort to do it, or we don't. Regardless, we'll be affected by our choice. The same is true with
I'm MadNo. I'm FURIOUS. If you know me or have been around me, you know that's not my normal state. But, last night, I was jolted to the core. I'd like to overturn some tables like Jesus did in the temple. I wonder if you might feel the same.
It Started SimpleKeith, my hubby, and I turned on the television last night for a few minutes of a Hallmark show. In changing channels, however, I was horrified to see "Fifty Shades of Grey" on prime time. If you’re not aware of the book, it's a novel known for its erotic and sexual practices involving bondage, dominate/submission, and sadism/masochism (BDSM). It's topped best-seller lists around the world, selling over 125 million copies worldwide and been translated into 52 languages. It set a record in the United Kingdom as the fastest-selling paperback of all time. It glorifies inflicting pain as part of "romantic sex." How crazy is that? How unbiblical is that?
I Wasn't Going to WatchBut I was curious. Would they actually show the movie on prime time TV? Keith and I were horrified at the thought. He tried to assure me that they wouldn't; they would take out sexually explicit parts. I was frozen as he turned off the TV. My mind went straight to
A New Day to LISTEN UP
I'd had it with myself. Since January 1, I'd said every day I was going to start a diet.
I guess that was my problem. I said I was going to start my diet. I should have said I was going to finish my diet. Because all I've done since January is start it and not end my day well.