Archive | August, 2012

I’m just saying…

28 Aug

In a few days some changes are coming around here. 

And I’m really excited!

I hope you’ll stay tuned!

Jen

Time to de-clutter

4 Aug

I’m going to slip away for a little while.

I’m not done writing; I’m not done blogging. But it’s time to de-clutter my world of distractions for the time being. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in social media, and it’s not just Facebook anymore. It’s Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, WordPress, Blogger, Google+, YouTube… you name it.

Don’t get me wrong, this blog is a huge blessing to me and has been imperative to my spiritual growth because it allows me not only to pen my lessons and look back on them later, but also to joyfully obey 2 Corinthians 1. But sometimes it consumes too much of my time and becomes a distraction.

will be back – I will complete the Wait for Me series! I have no idea how long I’ll be – it could be a few days or a few months. (In the mean time, please pick the book up for yourself!)

All I know is that it’s time to press pause, to be still, to listen and to obey.

Jen

My story in five minutes

3 Aug

As a top commenter for this video said, “Yours forever, man of the cross.”

Yep.

Jen

A biblical hope

2 Aug

To hope in Christ is not to wishfully think he might fulfill his promises; to hope in Christ is to stand firm on the truth that he lived, he died and he will return again. It is a knowledge and confidence. It is not a wish.

From the 1828 edition of Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language via this website:

HOPE, n. [L. cupio.]

1. A desire of some good, accompanied with at least a slight expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable. Hope differs from wish and desire in this, that it implies some expectation of obtaining the good desired, or the possibility of possessing it. Hope therefore always gives pleasure or joy; whereas wish and desire may produce or be accompanied with pain and anxiety.

The hypocrite’s hope shall perish. Job 8.

He wish’ed, but not with hope–
Sweet hope! kind cheat!
He that lives upon hope, will die fasting.

2. Confidence in a future event; the highest degree of well founded expectation of good; as a hope founded on God’s gracious promises; a scriptural sense.

A well founded scriptural hope is, in our religion, the source of ineffable happiness.

3. That which gives hope; he or that which furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good. The hope of Israel is the Messiah.

The Lord will be the hope of his people. Joel 3.

4. An opinion or belief not amounting to certainty, but grounded on substantial evidence. The christian indulges a hope, that his sins are pardoned.

…and that, in a nutshell, is my hope.

Jen

Incase anyone needs a pick-me-up today…

1 Aug

“Faith is all it takes.”

Jen