Saturday, July 24, 2010

07/24/10 - God Defends

If you walk in integrity: God will defend you.
If you walk in truth: God will defend you.
If you walk in uprightness: God will defend you.
If you walk in righteousness: God will defend you.

I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that God defends.

People may slander your name, they may gossip about you, they may try to hurt you, they may ignore you, they may believe a lie about you, they may not try to get all the facts, they may hate you...but it doesn't matter because God WILL defend you.

It may not happen on your time table. It may takes years, but trust me God will defend you.

If you're a professing believer and others around you know your take your faith in God seriously, then they are watching how you respond. They are looking for you to be cutting and cold, cruel and mean. But don't! Let God defend you.

Be a person who gets the facts. Be a person who knows there's 2 sides to a story. Don't believe what you've heard. Do your own homework. Don't be bullied. Don't live in fear of a bully.

There's people who live with pain so deep they act out, they lash out, build walls, give you the cold sholder and are down right rude!

Don't respond, don't in God. In His hands.

God will defend you!

My mom always used to say, "Truth crushed to earth will rise again."

If you know you're on the side of truth, trust that, with time it will rise again and God will fight for you!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

07/21/10 - My Boys

Someone asked if I'd post more pictures! So here's one of each of my boys:

Miles, age 5 eating cupcakes at Grandpa's birthday party

Clark, 11 months, eating pizza at a family party.
Luke, age 4, with a daddy long leg...he's always playing with bug!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

07/20/10 - Acts 24:16

Acts 24:16: So I always take pains to have a clear conscience toward both God and man.

Do you take pains to have a clear conscience?

For me, this verse means that I am to live my life above the board. To not be shady. Never look to cut a corner, in anything! To refuse to tell "little white lies". To live in honor before my Lord. To be humble with others. To confess sins and ask for forgiveness when needed. To not take advantage of others. To never fear "getting caught" in doing anything.

I will strive to teach my sons this...of course right not they're having a silly conversation about flying above poop...yes they are little boys ;-)

But in all seriousness, I want my sons to walk in integrity in all they do, in their relationships, in their work, with their friends, at their church, and in all other areas of life.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

07/08/10 - Our Attitude in Conflicts

Someone close to me recently reminded me of this passage of scripture:

" So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone, just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity" Colossians 3:12-14

This clearly paints a mature Christian's attitude during conflicts with others. How I fall short!

Monday, July 5, 2010

07/05/10 - Sono Harris

Yesterday, Sono Harris went to be with her Lord and Savior.

Sono Harris, mother of Josh Harris (I Kissed Dating Goodbye, Stop Dating the Church and other books) and twins Alex and Brett Harris (Founders of "The Rebelution" and authors of Do Hard Things) has left a legacy I can only dream to leave behind.

She served her husband and children faithfully and because of her service millions of lives have been impacted by her.

Gregg Harris was the first homeschool speaker my parents ever heard. He was at a Texas homeschool convention in 1985, when our family's homeschool journey began. Since then Greg, Sono and their children have been a force in the homeschool community showing God's truth and grace in a beautiful balance!

I am praying for the family as they walk through this valley, but stand in awe of the example she's left behind.