#IreadthereforeIquote: Jason Boyett ~ faith isn’t the absence of doubt.

the quote: “...faith isn't the absence of doubt. It's believing and acting alongside your doubts... ...faith wouldn't even exist if doubt were not also present, because the essence of faith was the leap taken in the face of uncertainty. Faith wasn't a set of beliefs, or an ability to hold onto those beliefs without wavering. … Continue reading #IreadthereforeIquote: Jason Boyett ~ faith isn’t the absence of doubt.

#IreadthereforeIquote: Steve Fry ~ the desire to act independent of God

the quote: “I don’t know that Lucifer’s sin was rebellion in the full sense of the word. He did not seek to replace God or overthrow God. He simply sought to act independent of God… the root sin of all sins is this desire to act independent of God.” (emphasis added) from True Freedom: What … Continue reading #IreadthereforeIquote: Steve Fry ~ the desire to act independent of God

#IreadthereforeIquote: Brother Lawrence ~ on forgetting God

the quote: “That when he had failed in his duty, he only confessed his fault, saying to GOD, I shall never do otherwise, if You leave me to myself; it is You who must hinder my falling, and mend what is amiss. That after this, he gave himself no further uneasiness about it. from The … Continue reading #IreadthereforeIquote: Brother Lawrence ~ on forgetting God

#IreadthereforeIquote: Philip Yancey ~ We can say anything to God.

the quote: “One bold message in the Book of Job is that you can say anything to God. Throw at him your grief, your anger, your doubt, your bitterness, your betrayal, your disappointment He can absorb them all. As often as not, spiritual giants of the Bible are shown contending with God. They prefer to … Continue reading #IreadthereforeIquote: Philip Yancey ~ We can say anything to God.

toxic concoction.

I got cocky. I thought I could logically justify my faith in God. You'll find some Christians who'll tell you they can do it. not me. not anymore. When someone told me my faith was illogical, irrational and unreasonable, I bristled. Or should I say, my ego bristled? I challenged them to prove it. They … Continue reading toxic concoction.

lessons from the book of Job: you can say anything to God

"One bold message in the Book of Job is that you can say anything to God. Throw at him your grief, your anger, your doubt, your bitterness, your betrayal, your disappointment— he can absorb them all. As often as not, spiritual giants of the Bible are shown contending with God. They prefer to go away … Continue reading lessons from the book of Job: you can say anything to God

four minutes with God: break my heart for what breaks Yours.

a Quote: (Ellen and Genie were best friends when they were kids, but grew apart over the years. Until this reconnection in their early twenties, as written by Genie.) "For the next hour I stormed the conversation with highly exaggerated accounts of my great successes... She [Ellen] listened quietly and at one point when my … Continue reading four minutes with God: break my heart for what breaks Yours.

the living room makeover. the library.

If you missed Part I and Part II of this living room makeover, CLICK HERE and HERE to see those photos. This weekend, we're installing baseboard in the game room, and hopefully we'll reload all the furniture in that room and finish laying the new flooring in the kitchen. But this is what we did … Continue reading the living room makeover. the library.

facebook fragments: 01/18/14 – 01/24/14

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 I have a harmony stuck in my head. _______________ PinkGirl. Please STOP doing the Chocolate Dance and get ready for bed. #ilovemydaughter ______________ Wednesday, January 22, 2014 PinkGirl. Please STOP doing the Chocolate Dance and get ready for school. #ilovemydaughter _______________ A huge THANK YOU to Kristen from BodyInUnity Inc.! After … Continue reading facebook fragments: 01/18/14 – 01/24/14

facebook fragments: 01/10/14 – 01/17/14 (listened to a lot of music this week)

For those of you who don’t follow me on facebook… Friday, 01/10/14 "that's precious." #stuffIdontsay _______________ Sunday, 01/12/14 My son just used the word "solace" in everyday conversation. And he didn't remember using it when I asked if I could post this. I'm so proud. _______________ The 2014 Living Room makeover: before and during (click … Continue reading facebook fragments: 01/10/14 – 01/17/14 (listened to a lot of music this week)