Category Archives: Kindness

30 Hour Famine

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UPDATE! March 2, 2012

Guess what y’all!! Our 30 Hour Famine event was AWESOME!! Between the three churches that got together and the 45 youth participating {not counting our fearless leaders}. We raised $3,500!! This is enough to feed 10 children for a whole year! Since this is our very first time doing the 30HF, we now have a better goal for next year…$7,000 and 20 children for a year!

Thank you so much for your donations and for sharing our page with all your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and email!! There’s still time to donate if you would like to do so…{see below}.

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The Least of These

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If you are visiting my blog from my guest post on Melissa Taylor’s blog, welcome!!  Below are a couple of other posts you may be interested in reading, based on what you have already read this week: Memorizing God’s Word or A.C.T.S.S.

I have wanted to update my blog for over two weeks, but I just haven’t had the time and I’ve had so many ideas and devotions swirling around in my head that they seem to have blurred together into one giant “Go Jesus!” blob!  As I sat at my computer this morning, staring at the computer screen I started thinking about my job.  One of the joys of my job is that I get to work with children and youth and I’ve decided to take this post as an opportunity to brag on these incredible kids.

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Being a Good Friend

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A few people around me are not feeling 100%.  They’re feeling slighted, hurt, unappreciated, and a bit unloved. Why? Well…because I am not the person I should be.  I am a procrastinating, busy body with a bad case of ADD.

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The Temptation of Jesus

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One of the Bible studies I am doing right now is on the book of Hebrews written and lead by Wendy Blight.  We’re in the midst of Chapter 2 and the second section, verses 5-18, have been incredible to read.  As Wendy takes us through the verses, we dissect them one by one {I love that!}.  I answered number 11 and all I can think of is how Christ went through direct temptation from Satan; I’ll relate this to question 11 at the end!

First, have your Bible open to Matthew 4:1-11 or click on the link so that you can refer to this passage as we go along.

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Tear Stained and Clean

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I’ve always liked the story of the woman who washed the feet of Jesus with her tears and dried them with her hair, but it wasn’t until today that I felt the full impact of her story; Luke 7:36-50. She came in, uninvited carrying the weight of her sin and an alabaster jar. Without a word knelt at His feet pouring out her pain. For how could she even begin to speak through her tears, through her brokenness? She had hope, maybe she too only had a sliver like me, but she had hope that this man, this Jesus would still love her, still forgive her despite her life of sin.

Seeing the dirt turn into mud on His feet from her endless tears, she begins to clean them with perhaps the only thing she could think of, the only thing she had, her long, dark hair. She didn’t care that her hair was being caked with dirt and grime from the street. After all, she couldn’t feel anymore dirty, unloveable, or worthless than if she were swimming through the mire. All she cared about was the hope that she had in Him. Hope that she could be washed clean as she washed His feet. She then pours expensive perfume over Him, anointing Him as the Lord of her life.

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There is Still…Hope

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The bottom has fallen out from under my feet and I have hit the bottom of a deep pit with only a sliver of hope that I will be able to get out. At least that is how I feel.

Sliver of hope is all I need, but that hope may not come from where I desire most. Forgiveness may not come. Not from him, not from them. My hope, my forgiveness may only come from the Holy One of Israel. The One who’s love for me is unconditional, unending, and unfailing. From the One who is sitting here in the pit with me, wiping away the tears from my dirt streaked face. Sure I have sisters above me, offering words of Truth, reminding me of His promises. They are His mouth piece and I desperately need to hear these words from them. He sits Shiva here with me, silently letting me crumble in His embrace.

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No Condemnation

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Ladies, a battle has been raging within my heart and soul…I have been feeling like I am in the middle of the Jordan.  Here I am sitting on the dry ground, the priests holding the Ark of the Covenant behind me, waiting for me to move before they let the flood waters rage forward.  I look to the dessert, at who I have been, wandering in my disobedience.  I turn my eye to the Promised Land before me…what right do I have to walk forward when I have failed my God so grievously?  I may be on the brink, between the dessert and my Promised Land, but I don’t even know where to place my next step or if I will even have the strength to stand.  Oh how I have wished the priests would just walk on, leaving me sitting in the dirt as I watch them step onto the bank of the Promised Land and let the waters flow over me, washing me away.

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