Tag: Christianity

conviction vs. condemnation

One of the words that gets bandied about in Christian circles is “conviction”.   “I was convicted to do such-and-such”, “I was convicted to stop doing such-and-such”…  it’s a common term. How many, though, realize (or can adequately describe) the differences between conviction and condemnation?  I know I have heard many people use the word …

God made my resolution for me

This year, I did not make any “New Year’s” resolutions.  At the ripe ‘ol age of 30, I had determined that they were not only silly, but they were just not going to happen.  I had no idea at that time that the Lord had in mind great ideas for change in my life… regardless …

“season of life”

I have been a mother for four-and-a-half years.  Over the course of those years, I have become accustomed to hearing, and saying the phrase, “it’s just my season of life”.  I have referred to others (mainly when trying to comfort them!) that their “season of life” will not last forever.  The adjustment to parenthood is …

an opportunity…

Went to Whole Foods today.  Had to pick up some laundry detergent, and that store is the only one nearby that carries the specific brand I use for washing cloth diapers. On the way there, stopped at a red light, and a homeless man was standing practically right outside of my window.  He was leaning …

death, a preschooler, and Christianity

It’s been exactly a week since we found out that my husband’s grandmother  died.  Again, it was not a shocking event as her health had greatly deteriorated in the week before her passing, but it was still sad. I was immediately faced with the issue of how to communicate the event to my two older …

Book Review: Not God’s Type

This really isn’t a book review at all.  It’s more just my take on it… sans the analysis that often accompanies book reviews.  Since I don’t consider myself to be an “academic”, or “critic”… take is for what it is… just my thoughts. 🙂 I ordered the book, Not God’s Type by Holly Ordway based …

keep on keepin’ on

It’s easy to get discouraged about situations that seems to NEVER improve, or even more, just seem to get worse over time.  I’ve been dealing with a situation like this involving a family member (well, really, more than one, but this one was what made me rethink things…).   Although I live far away from my …

one word

Over the radio the past few days I’ve been listening to the disc jockeys talk about this “one word” challenge they were doing, and encouraging others to do as well.  The station is a Christian music station, and the idea apparently grew from a church somewhere in the United States… although I admit I haven’t …

halloween & personal convictions

I grew up in a non-Halloween house.  Meaning, I don’t recall a time I ever went trick-or-treating (although when I was younger we would pass out candy/trinkets.  The “Jesus Loves You pencils???  Those were from us. ) So, no trick-or-treating, but the occasional church sponsored “fall festival” was okay.   Those (at the South.ern Bap.tist churches …

and then something happens, that makes me feel grateful!

Again, I will re-hash the fact that my three year old is giving up naps.  Today I realized that when I was pregnant with our second child, Rachel went from two naps a day, down to one.  At that point, I was devastated, because I had become quite used to taking a rest during one …