Monday, April 29, 2013

Birthday reflections/This Is Our Time Trailer

Welcome Back Readers~
Approximately two weeks ago I turned 33.. Unlike most birthdays, this one was quieter than most-with a simple family gathering at Outback Steakhouse with a few balloons.

The older I get, the more I realize that birthdays offer us a unique opportunity to take stock of our lives and make changes. Questions like Am I doing all I can to portray God's Love to those around me or Have I done enough in using my God given talents to further His kingdom always seem to be at the top of the list.
I'll be honest these are hard questions to answer, especially when you feel like you don't measure of to those around you. But that's the beauty of God, we each matter to him and are uniquely created for the task set before us as Christians. After all, doesn't it say in Corinthians 12:12-21 :
    " Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many. Now if the foot should say, 'Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body, it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, 'Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,' it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?  But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be?  As it is, there are many parts, but one body"
That being said, we shouldn't doubt our purpose or standing in terms of God's grand design! We have each been put on this earth for a reason... Though we might not see His Calling in our lives yet, it's there; whether it be to simply act as a light in the darkness of your workplace or testify to those in other countries. It's all important because it points the way to the cross..
This is the main message I got from Pureflix's This Is Our Time. And even more than that it reminded me of the amazing Christian friendships I have maintained from college. I love you guys..

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

America The Beautiful

Dear Readers

It's been a tough week for all of us. My heart goes out to all of those affected by the Boston tragedy; I'm praying they you find peace through this difficult time! Remember that you are not alone and that we are grieving with you as a nation as well..

With that, I come to the topic of today's post-America The Beautiful. In this time of difficulty, I think it's easy to get bogged down by the negativity in the news. I get it, I really do. But it's in these times that we're presented with a unique opportunity. We can either take this opportunity and waste it by focusing on ourselves or we can help our fellow citizens-those that are hurting or in need of help.

So in the midst of life's daily struggles, I will always remember how blessed I am to live in America. Freely able to express myself, I am allowed to talk on topics of faith without fear of prosecution.

Each day is a new day. Let's not waste them.

God bless you all,

Monday, April 8, 2013

More Than Meets the Eye: the Story of Joan Brock

Welcome Back Readers ~
When people ask me "What's it like not being able to walk?", I really don't know what to say. Hwas born this way, so I don't know any different..
On the other hand, Joan Brock could give you a different answer. Not only did she work with the blind; but one day she woke up blind herself! Doctors then diagnosed her with a extremely rare case of accelerated muscular degeneration. Determined to maintain as normal life as possible, she returns to work. But then life deals another blow as her husband is diagnosed with cancer and dies shortly after. She is forced to adjust to life as a single mother until a high school friend enters her life.
For more information on the Joan Brock story and the Lifetime made-for-TV movie, you can go to:
Or you can view the movie online at:
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