Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What is Sin to One: A Timely Reminder

I was thinking about what I was going to blog on this weekend, and then it came to me.

Why not judge on why some Christians feel the need to judge each other.

It happened to me today, over a simple facebook game I play.

I wondered what gave the person the right to judge me?

What made them have the right to point out my lack of convictions when they themselves are not perfect?

I can tolerate having a spirtual mentor in my life explaining to me why something may be wrong, but someone simply saying its wrong, and you are a dissapointment, all over a game. It just didn't seem right.

Jesus reminded others he who is without sin cast the first stone.

No one could cast that stone could they except for Christ himself and Christ choose not to Cast the stone.

Shouldn't that tell us something.

I like what a dear Sister in the Lord, and older lady explained once, at a Bible Study, she reminded us, what is sin to one may not be to another. I am not talking about the things that the Bible directly forbids, but other things.

We can make anything a crutch if we lean on it to hard and to long, so instead lets lean on the Lord.

And for goodness sakes, I don't think a game is going to send me directly to Hell, I think my heart is what counts don't you?

God Bless

Friday, January 21, 2011

Finding Star (A Hard Story to Tell)

Have you ever felt God telling you to write a story, but finding your heart tugging with each scene you wrote?

I feel that way about Finding Star?

How does one write about such abuse endured by a child without feeling emotionally drained after doing so?

Even though this story is fiction sadly abuse happens, and that is what makes this story so hard to tell, while at the same time making me feel the calling to write it.

I am only about seven pages into Finding Star now, but I am sure it will expand in time.

I was actually given this story, in a very vivid and real dream, and have had a couple of others since then that have led to more scenes in this story.

It is not an easy story to tell, but one I feel God has asked me to tell, so I know that he will give me the strength to write this very difficult piece of fiction.

In Christs Love

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Even In Sorrow Hope Iluminuates

Some people tend to think I have a "Pollyanna complex" because I try to look at the good in all things, but I must admit I am far from perfect, and I get frustrated and hurt but I do see Hope even in the darker moments of life, why because I have Christ!

Like today, in the midst of a hard time, after a friends Aunt passing yesterday, and getting a break up voice mail from the man I thought loved me I heard of good news, Gabrielle Gifford, who was shot in the horrible Tuscon Masacre, stood up for the first time, not a small thing for someone who was shot in the head.

I am reminded in so many ways that God's Grace is there, even in the darker moments of life, though I hate to admit it sometimes I am blind to that very fact.

I am a Christian yes and that in itself gives me hope, but I am human so I stumble and fall, but I celebrate victories as well, my own, and those around me. Even those I have never met!

I want the Lord to touch each and everyone of our lives, and I know he does, but it is up to us to choose to see that Illumuminating Hope that he brings.

I am going to do my best to be a vessel that God uses to bring Hope, whether it be through my books, or simply friendships, and family. I want to be a vessel.

But I must admit I know at times I am that broken vessel.

God Bless

Monday, January 17, 2011

During TImes Like This

Well its my first blog of the new year. I wanted to blog more regulary this year, lets see if I can actually keep that goal.

I am currently working on a story the Lord gave to me in a dream that was so vivid I thought I'd wake up and find the characters sitting next to me. Such a powerful story, and not an easy one to write, but one that I feel the Lord is calling me to write nonetheless.

Like so many others my heart was grieved by the tragedy in Tuscon, but things closer to home have grieved me as well, friends and family who are sick but I know the Lord's hand is in everything. Although at times I seriously do get frustrated.

During times like this I am so glad that I have a relationship with the Lord, because if I didn't I would become a bitter angry, snappy person, but the Lord has given me the grace to get through difficult times, and he has given me a gift for words.

Some people think I am to forgiving, but I forgive because God has told me to forgive, and because he first forgave me.

God Bless