I AM NOT RELIGIOUS
I am not religious. I AM a Christ-follower.
There is a difference.
I hope, when you meet me, you will see JOY.
Invitation, not condemnation.
Spark, not cynicism.
Energy, not apathy. Hope, not despair.
Confidence.. not ego. Assurance, not pride.
That being said.. I am a Sinner.
Imperfect. Stained. Hurtful, at times. Angry. Bitter or Passive-aggressive. Insecure. Prideful. Self-destructive. In need of forgiveness. Yet, at the same time, knowing… I… am… FORGIVEN.
Graced. Given a fresh start. Each time. Any time. Every time. I ask.
And THIS… enables me… compels me…. directs me … frees me… lifts me… to LOVE.
I am not religious. I am a Christian. There is a difference.
IN THIS NEW YEAR
Leave Behind: Regrets
Learn From: Mistakes
Lean In To: The Savior
Look To: New Beginnings
Listen To: The Spirit
Love: More Freely
Lead With: Conviction
Live: More Alive
A Happy and Blessed New Year, My Friends.
To my fellow Christians…. reflecting on Robin William’s Death. Let’s think about what we say. And think before we say (or write) it. Click on the link here, to hear some thoughts I have about how we Christians react in these tragic public moments….
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Miley, did I like the choices you made? Nope. Sad for our culture and those young girls and women who still look to you as a role model. But I hope, at some point, you will know the overwhelming embrace of God in your life. And I hope you will hear the voice that says, YOU ARE LOVED … and you don’t need to go there. It is hard to be in the spotlight. It is hard to have people expecting you to be perfect. I hope and pray that your talent remains a blessing in your life and not a curse. Hang in there, kid. You are loved.