I have something that has been burning on my heart for a few days now. I finally have time to sit down and write it out…so here we go.
Here’s the headline: MY LIFE REALLY IS AS GOOD AS IT APPEARS ON FACEBOOK.
Yep. Nothing to prove, nothing to hide. It’s all Jesus.
We’ve been living in Australia for 4 months now (wow, has it been THAT LONG?) and it has been the craziest, most amazing God journey probably of our almost 13 years of marriage. Really, I feel like I’ve been waiting to be here for forever.
The thing about being here 4 months now is that it’s just long enough to realize that we are, in fact, truly...
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ - Ephesians 4:11-12 (ESV)
For the past few years, I have struggled with the "five-fold" gifts. I am certain that these gifts are for equipping the saints and not for show, yet I have struggled because I have not known my place in them. I struggled for some time because the temptation for comparison was always in front of me, although I am aware that I am a partaker...
Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruits.
- Proverbs 18:21
Do you talk to yourself? I do. All. The. Time. I even answer myself at times as well.
I'm naturally a verbal processor who happens to also be an only child, so talking aloud to myself about anything and everything is something that I've grown up doing. It's taken my husband and me 12 years of marriage to work out that sometimes, I just need to TALK without him feeling like he has to fix a problem. Sometimes I don't even have a "problem" to talk about, I just need to process things aloud.