Whose boat are you in?

What is your pastor teaching on during this Christmas season? Our church finished up a study of the book of Acts yesterday. Pastor Tom shared from Acts 27 and 28 yesterday. He talked of how Paul was on a ship caught in a horrible storm and it appeared all was lost, including the lives of everyone on board. Paul stepped up to the plate and told everyone on board they wouldn't die. In a time when he was the odd man out, he was willing to step up and speak truth, even though the circumstances didn't point to the truth [...]

By |2015-12-14T08:13:45-05:00December 14th, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

5 Myths About Human Trafficking

How do you define truth? Webster's Dictionary defines it as: the real facts about something;  the things that are true; the quality or state of being true..." and it defines true as being: agreeing with the facts; not false; real or genuine. " The enemy loves taking a bit of truth, adding a few false statements, mixing them together and presenting the revised version as truth. There's just enough truth in it to be confusing to some. Others buy it as truth because they recognize some of it so they assume it all must be accurate. He did this to Eve [...]

Do you have people?

Do you frequent Starbucks? I must admit that I have the Starbucks app on my phone because I'm in there so often. It's not that I'm loyal to Starbucks. They just happen to be on just about every corner in Atlanta. It's a convenience thing. I just spend a lot of time in coffee shops. I love local, mom and pop, coffee shops too. Coffee shops are a great place to meet people. They're a fabulous place to write because people won't disturb you but you have the buzz of life going on around you. I do remember a time several years [...]

What do you believe?

Photo by Donna Kay Johnson What do you believe? Do you know? Could you defend or explain it if asked? 1 Peter 3:15 says, But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect," With everything going on in our world today, it is important to know what you believe. You can't cling to what your parents or grandparents believe, or even what your pastor or best friend believes. You [...]

By |2014-09-02T09:13:59-04:00September 2nd, 2014|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

What does your label say?

Have you bought a new computer lately? This past weekend when I tried to pull something up on my computer, I found a black screen. There was no life left in the thing. It was plugged in and the battery had charged overnight; however, it still wouldn't turn on. Right after church I went to BestBuy to see what they had to offer. Fortunately, the sales associate, Stephen, knew practically everything about every computer they had available. He asked what I used a computer for and then took me right to the ones that would best serve my needs. My [...]

What kind of lenses are you wearing?

How do you handle someone doing something wrong? Do you punish them? Do you call them out? Do you treat them differently? This morning, I read the following and was interested in your thoughts: In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them. At this point in the story, I fully expected the tribe to be like the Pharisees who brought the adulterous woman before Jesus ready to stone her to death [John 8:2-11]. What I discovered was completely different. For two [...]

By |2014-05-14T07:39:44-04:00May 14th, 2014|Christ Follower|2 Comments

Who are you going to believe?

Do you have an older sibling? I'm blessed to have two brothers, one older and one younger. They're a huge blessing to me.  Don't tell them I said so, because they'd get a big head and that's all I need. We had our moments growing up, but they were always there when I really needed them and the same is true today. I've learned a lot from both of them through the years. One of the things my older brother taught me was what not to do. I'd see him get in trouble for certain things and knew I needed [...]

By |2013-12-02T21:07:19-05:00December 2nd, 2013|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

What are you buying?

Are you a fearful person? I was very fearful as a child, but I have my older brother to thank for that trait.  He used to hide in various places around the house and jump out to scare me.  He knew I looked under my bed each night before I went to sleep, so one night he decided it would be fabulous to hide there and grab my ankle when I walked into my room.  I’m certain I raised the dead that night with my blood curdling screams. Through the years I’ve grown in courage as I’ve grown in faith, [...]

What’s your name?

Hello, my name is... Do you remember the old  saying, Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me?  Lies, lies, lies!  Words hurt. Proverbs 18:21 says, The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Matthew West played at the Resolution Hope 13A Campaign New Year’s Eve event and I bought his new CD.  I’ve been listening to it since I came home and I’ve nearly worn a groove in a couple of his songs.  One of them, Hello, my name is, happens to [...]

By |2013-01-10T06:42:45-05:00January 10th, 2013|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments
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