So I thought last month I did a lot of reading, but that was nothing compared to this month. This month I read six books… SIX BOOKS! That might not be an insane amount, but I can honestly say I’ve Continue reading
This past Saturday was a whopping 67 degrees (give or take a few) here in my region of New England. And what better way to spend it than filming some flag football?
It’s been just about a year since I’ve gone out to film my boys playing this great game due to the fact that I am not available on Saturdays until after three because of work. Since I’ve had Saturdays off this month Continue reading
Happy Wednesday everyone!
A while ago I wrote a post about Books vs. Ebooks and I’ve realized that a of people tend to like both the same. They like the physical aspect of reading a book, but for storage and travel they prefer the digital books. That is a perfectly acceptable answer, I tend to feel the same way, but when it comes down to it, I want to know if you had to choose one… which would it be? Continue reading
So this morning when I checked my email I got one from YouVersion Bible App saying that today is the 2016 International Day of the Bible.
Though we should appreciate and share our favorite verses from God’s Word everyday, it’s nice to make it a global event to get some recognition of the Bible. I shared a photo of my own Bible with Luke 11:17, which I feel Continue reading
I’m back with more common bookworm problems. A few of these I was going to put in the first post, but I figured I’d just make a little series of these. There are only so many problems we can handle discussing at one time, right?
So here we go Continue reading
In light of this election I have been doing my very best to bite my tongue when it comes to responding to others’ posts about their anger and distress over the result. Like any other human being, I am usually quick to react to defend my beliefs and actions… in the past it’s gotten me in trouble. Not to mention that in some of those cases I wasn’t acting like a representative of Christ because I let my emotions take over.
For the most part, I’ve learned from those mistakes of being too quick to react and letting my emotions control said reactions. Of course, I still have the initial reaction when I see something that feels like (and probably is) an attack on my beliefs because I’m human, but in the past two days I’ve been able to keep my mouth shut.
Does that mean I’m going to stop sharing my thoughts or articles I agree with so that I don’t start any arguments? No – I’m going to share something when it’s something I honestly believe in, but I will not post them to purposely get people upset and shove my beliefs down their throats. That’s not to say I’m not going to share my faith, but I’m not going to force it on anyone.
If anyone decides that they want to respond angrily or argumentatively to what I share, they can. I might make my case, but I won’t do so unless I’m going to be representing Christ with my words. If I feel that I cannot respond without my emotions taking over, I’m going to just stay quiet. That doesn’t mean I’m standing down… it means I am not going to let anyone get me riled up and respond in an un-Christlike manner.
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. – James 1:19
I am proud to say that I’m a Christian, but that means I have to act like one as well. Jesus knew when to be quiet and He knew when to speak up. I’m going to strive to do the same.
Sure, I might lose friends and family over what I believe because they do not see it from my side, but that isn’t going to change my position. Rather, it’s going to make my faith stronger because Jesus said that believing in Him would divide families and turn them against one another (Matthew 10:35-37). That’s not to say I wouldn’t be upset about losing family, but I’m not going to turn on Jesus to please my family or friends or even anyone else in this world.
My stance in all this is to pray more than ever for this country, for my family and friends, and for the world. God knows what He’s doing, and I have faith in Him… not with man.
It’s Election Day here in the States my friends… so please, if you’re of age and able to do so, get out and vote! Yes, it’s a right to vote, but it’s also our duty to get the right leaders elected to lead our country.
Even more so, I’m calling on my Christian brothers and sisters to pray for the nation. America needs it now more than ever, no matter who wins today. God hears our prayers for the nation and even if the leader we don’t want in place is elected, God can use them for His glory anyway.
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and heal their land.” – 2 Chronicles 7:14
For weeks I’ve been worried sick about what will happen to the nation depending on who is elected, but in the past few days… I’ve been at peace. I know God is ultimately in control and that He can, and will, turn what was meant for evil to be used for good (Gen. 50:20).
Still, I am encouraging everyone to pray for this nation. That we come together and turn back to God so He will heal our land and we will stand as one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.
Blogging is something that I’ve come to really enjoy over the years… to the point where I wish I had started doing it earlier in my life. Of course, I’d guess blogging since 2009 is considered Continue reading