15 07 2011

I was out with friends for some half off appetizers at Applebees when the “girlfriend” of one of the guys got brought up.  He claimed that she “wasn’t his girlfriend” and after that comment, the typical “oh yeah, sure she’s not” conversation proceeded. When someone asked when she was coming in to town to visit, I was quick point out that no one brings a girl home without dating her.  I teased him about it a little bit but then his response stopped me. He said “Actually, I really want to know what my family has to say before we start dating.” Stop. Take a note. This rocks!

If your family is even slightly close to each other, they know you better than anybody. They can usually tell right away if she, or in my case he, isn’t good for you. Take their advice and listen to what they have to say!

It’s respectful and shows the character of the guy when he wants to know what the people closest to him have to say. It means he’s not blindly getting into anything based only on emotions; he’s taking it seriously. I feel like that is something a lot of people miss; the aspect of seriousness that dating should have. It should be the time you use to find out whether you are going to marry the person; not just play around with them.

Through the comment that “Steven” made, he gained my respect. I think the way he is handling the relationship is awesome and very encouraging! I also felt bad about teasing him because my thought was “oh, he’s just another guy afraid of commitment and doesn’t know what he thinks about it all.” When the reality was the exact opposite! So, “Steven”, if you read this…Sorry about that! :)


Who Am I?

27 06 2011

Have you ever asked yourself that question? If you haven’t, ask yourself the question right now “Who Am I?” Right off the bat I think of the obvious things such as name, age, job, school, people I hang out with, ect. But these things don’t define who you are. They show aspects about you.

So, who am I?

Am I the same person at church, work, school, or even when I’m alone?

This is a very big question that we should all answer. If we can’t answer it, it’s something we need to struggle through.

I start wondering who I am as soon as I start to drift from God. Without Him, my life doesn’t make sense and I don’t know what my purpose is. I struggle with the question “Who Am I?” just as much as the next person, but the difference might be that I know I am a daughter of Christ and through Him I can be who He created me to be! I just have allow Him to shape me. WAY easier said then done.

It’s kind of scary when you step back and take a look at your life, isn’t it? A lot of the time, we don’t like what we see. A bad thing? I don’t think so. When we see the bad, it’s easier to fix instead of not recognizing it’s there. The hard part is changing.


Sexual Healing

1 06 2011

This guy did an awesome job! I love it! He is deep in a very tangible and understandable way.


Could You Shake His Hand?

20 04 2011

“Above all, I just want to do what God wants me to do… and I want to be able to come out of this relationship and be able to shake her husbands hand and look him in the eye”- a very wise friend of mine

This is a crazy statement to me. This statement screams man of God. Could you honestly say that you treat your relationship with your girlfriend in a way that neither of you will regret later? Are you treating her like you want your future wife to be treated by her boyfriends before you? Just some food for thought. What do you think?

Devo 23

4 03 2011

People have questions so, we as Christians, need to be ready to answer them! Bring up God and draw those questions out. I’ve learned that people, for the most part, are willing to talk about God. In fact, they want to because  they  can’t figure out what is missing from their lives. Be intentional about initiating conversation because once it’s started, it just takes off from there.

This next week, make an effort to start up a God conversation. It’s invigorating and exciting! It may be awkward, and it may be hard, but awkward is awesome if you are helping lead someone toward Christ!

And don’t forget to pray, pray, pray! We are in a battle that can’t be won without God on our side!


17 02 2011

Check this out! I think this is really cool. A highschool wrestler defaults because he doesn’t think it’s right to go up against a girl. He even gives up a chance at the state title! Woah! He says it’s because he respects her and it goes against his religious views. This guy is hardcore.

Devo 20

1 02 2011

“We are so preciously LOVED by God that we cannot even comprehend it. No created being can ever know how much and how sweetly and tenderly God loves them” – Julian of Norwhich

“There may be temporary strayings and backslidings. There may be great soul-conflict. But once the soul has truly tasted the water of life and bread of Heaven, it will never forsake the Lord” -John Piper

“Teach us to hold firmly to your promises, so that we can endure the struggles and storms of this world.” -Max Lucado

“It should be your joy to be tried and tested by God because you know that He is molding your character into Christlikeness.” -Martha Peace

“God wants the whole person and will not rest till He gets us in entirety. No part of the man will do.” – A.W Tozer

“The wise man comes to God without saying a word and stands in awe of Him.” – Francis Chan

“..My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed..” – The Lord (Isaiah 54:10)

“When the world throws things at you, you gotta stay strong and keep your eyes on Jesus” – Author unknown

These are just a few quotes that I’ve read and written down. They have really made me think. I hope they do the same for you!