Sunday, February 28, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
After all of that study, I felt like... so what now? Maybe you feel like me and are asking yourself these questions. Everyone uses sarcasm. What am I supposed to do? Be the goodie-two-shoes that exposes sarcasm for what it really is?
Thankfully, God has given us an answer for that too! For one, we are to pray for every one, whether friend or foe. Secondly, we are to bless them, to overcome evil with good.
"Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:21)
And finally, understand that those whom you are friends with will influence you, so don't be close friends with sarcastic people.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Recently, I talked to a young friend of mine, (who will remain nameless for security purposes). Since I hadn't heard from her, I called her up. Even though she had been sick, she was able to talk to her, and we had a short chat. She was all excited about her cat, and valentines day, and a few other things that catch little girls' fancy. I may never see this girl ever again, but praise the Lord, I still can talk to her. What an influence!
To those who are reading this, this is not just the ramblings on of a twenty year-old. This is a reminder. Your life will influence people, and no matter how great or small it is, you can be sure, you do not live an island unto yourself. God places people around you on purpose. Use what he gives you wisely, and live a life worth following.
Monday, February 8, 2010
"Miss Barbara, donkeys don't talk.... well, they go brraayy." I assured the kindergartener, "Normally, Gunner, animals don't talk, but the Bible says this one did."
This week's Junior Church was a blast! The boys really got into the story, one kind of "jumped in" to the story and played the part of the death angel for me. (I think he just wanted to hold the sword.) And of course, all of the boys wanted to ride Balaam's donkey.When we began to talk about what Balaam should have done, and what Christians are expected to act like, my boys really came alive. They loved filling in the blanks of our little chart, and even asked for a copy when we were done. We talked about what to say instead of swearing when you're hurt or surprised. So precious to see these boys grow and learn!
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Yes, we are of the road. Because the car high-centered, we couldn't go anywhere, and the snow was about halfway up my door (and drifting more!). Thank God for good neighbors like Uncle Dan who pulled us out!