Birmingham’s Future Culture?

Birmingham’s Future Culture?

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I went to a business meeting about a week and a half ago and ever since have been extremely unsettled and find my mind thinking about one topic in particular.
The meetings purpose was to brainstorm and discuss Birmingham and its ability to grow and expand its industries and business opportunities.
I didn’t really know how to share these thoughts I have so I am writing this mainly to just get it off my chest and if you read it, then that’s great!
The reason I decided to finally write this is because I just got done watching Woodlawn for the first time(I know it’s way past due)!
The whole racism, segregation, slavery(at any time of this world) has always made me very mad, sad, and extremely disappointed.
It is very hard for me to choose to watch movies I know go along that storyline.

So this leads me into the meeting topic. The other attendees brought up the point that they feel Alabama’s culture holds us back from growing because we remain too conservative on many fronts.
I sat there and listened to this discussion and wanted to portray my thoughts and point of view on this but decided not to for 2 reasons:
1) It was a male dominant room that were way more experienced in the business world than I am, so I felt intimidated. (Clearly fear and insecurity ruled this decision)
2) Because it was a business meeting not a religion nor political meeting(which also bothers me that I feel that faith can’t be intermingled in business) I do business to make a difference and the only one that matters is my life pointing to Christ.

So they mentioned two points in particular about the tendencies of racism and sexual preferences.
I am a Christian and believe that everyone is created equal and is loved by God not because of what they look like but because they are His children and unique. I also believe that marriage is one woman and one man.

With that said, we are taught to love everyone because He loves them. I love how Church of the Highlands says that we are all sick, just some of us are a little further in treatment.

Alabama is probably one of the last if not the last state to hold tight to truth and lead by Gods word. The Church as a whole has failed in showing others what God and his love and forgiveness is about(I am just as guilty).
But, Alabama has a great history of many differences, changes, and growth. A lot has happened here; good, bad great, and horrific! But through His love we have found our way to embrace our differences. We still have a LONG way to go.

So my point I wanted to make was that why should we change our culture that has managed to remain close to God and truth, just so business can grow?

Why can’t we show people how great this city is because we remain steadfast and passionate without accepting all the filth the world has made “normal”?

Why don’t we show people that they matter, they have something to offer here no matter their personal life decisions or appearances?

Why wouldn’t we want God and truth to lead our culture and be so contagious that people crave it for the right reasons whether they realize why yet or not?

Have we really gotten so success and business oriented that we would shove what makes us strong to the side so that we can be classified as “successful” like the other big cities in our nation?

The truth is yes, we remain conservative for good reason! Why do you think that the presidential election turned out the way it did? Because people are sick of the lies, destruction, and division! We thrive on hope and unity!

Yes we believe according to the truth of Gods word because that is our only hope to believe in because let’s just face the fact that humans fail. God always remains the same. We crave things we can count on!

Yes we do not applaud sin nor will we encourage it but we will embrace you into this culture and love you anyway. We are nowhere near perfect and I will never claim to get it right. It is not our place to judge. We are hear to love and lead by example that points to Christ. Each person must decide for themselves.

I would rather Birmingham and Alabama as a whole remain small and convicted than big and lost!

We are the land of the free! If we fall, we fail the world as a whole.
It is only because of this conviction that America remains a beacon of light.

Man, that is a load off! Writing thoughts down truly helps relieve pressure and also helped me gather my own thoughts and feelings.

I know that opinions will vary on this topic. As our culture continues to shift and what is considered “normal”, I have to maintain and stick to Gods word as my map to navigate through, be able to hold fast to truth, and not surrender my morals or passion just to make it in this world.

I hope my fellow Alabamans feel proud of who we are but always seeking to grow and be better!

With Love
Jessica

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Why Did We Choose to Homeschool?

Hi Mom,

So my oldest son Cameron is now old enough to start school this fall. I have known this was coming and still find myself in shock. We decided in the beginning that we would homeschool our kids. So for the past year, I have been slowly learning and deciding which direction I want to go as far as teaching style.

In the midst of all the decisions that need to be made, I have battled the thought of “Can I handle this?”, “What if I fail them and they never learn anything?”, “It would be easier to just put him in school and take the pressure and responsibility off.”

And so on…

How many of you have thoughts like this just about everyday on any aspect of parenting? ✋🏼 ME!

Truth is, these feelings will never go away! I could get all walking on clouds, everything is so perfect and will always work out on you but the point of this blog is to be honest right? So the truth is….our feelings are a curse and a blessing!

They are a curse because no one can ever understand how extremely hard and pressurized being a mom is and what we put ourselves through emotionally, physically and mentally!

They are a blessing because no one will ever put as much love, energy, and dedication into our children like we will! When they live with us, we worry about having to make them do what we say. When they become adults, we have to worry because we no longer can make them do anything.

So back to homeschooling….I went to a Homeschool Workshop and came out feeling a little more confused but also more empowered and excited! The biggest thing I learned was to know my why.

I have always known my why of wanting to be there and teach them, to see them grow and discover, to have the freedom to travel and take them to the physical places and not be tied down to the school schedule. Lastly, if I have learned anything about my kids over the past 6 years, it’s that they are very different in many ways and how they learn is definitely one of them!

Cameron loves learning and can sit and do book work, Conrad however needs to use his hands and be free to physically explore and move. I want them to embrace their differences and be able to learn how they are created to while being able to learn how to adapt in different environments.

All kids learn differently. It doesn’t mean they are weird or abnormal, they are unique.

I know the views on homeschooling can have variety of opinions. There is nothing wrong with having kids in a school atmosphere whether it is public or private. Learning is a gift no matter how we achieve it.

I have the capability, time, and desire. What I do want to express to you all is to be confident in what you know YOU want to do for your kids. There will always be many different opinions on what is “right”. I have already gotten multiple opinions on homeschooling but the opinions don’t bother me because I know my why!

Will it be easy? Am I still nervous? Do I still feel pressure? Do I know what I am doing?

I still have no idea what it will be like or how it will go! I also have no idea how my parenting will turn out but that doesn’t keep me from getting up and being a mom every day! So I will do the same thing as a teacher that I do as a mom…take it one day at a time, do the best I can, and always be learning as I go.

If you have ever considered homeschooling, and for whatever reason didn’t think you could handle it or do it well, you can! I have went back and forth so many times myself. I never thought I would be able to handle another baby but that wasn’t going to stop them being born in 9 months. So guess what? I just figured it out, did it, and my kids are still alive and so am I!

Things are beginning to come together and I am feeling much more excited to get started!

And as with anything in life, we are stronger together! Whether in public school or homeschooling, find a group of people to walk the journey with and keep each other strong through the challenges because either path will have them.

My mom always tells me to weigh out the pros and cons of anything that I am unsure about. So my advice…

1) Weigh Pros & Cons

2) Know the Why

3) Find people you can walk the journey with to keep each other strong and encouraged.

Will there be days when I wonder what the heck I was thinking? Absolutely! How do I know I will make it through those days? Because I know my why is stronger than my why not.

Believe me when I say that I have bad days just like anyone. In fact, I was doubting myself and my capabilities on a few things just before sitting down to write this. I still don’t know how I feel about them but I know I will bounce back and find a way.

Truth is, we are always stronger than we think we are! We are just always on the battlefield, in the fight, and sometimes can’t see past the chaos and quick decisions. Sometimes we need the help of someone looking from the outside to help us see our true potential.

A Mom Whom Understands,

Jessica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shall We Compromise?

I am currently reading a wonderful book by Charlotte Gambill called Turnaround God

I think we all fall short on our zeal for God in at least one area of our lives. An area we compromise. Will we ever master every area where we don’t compromise in some way whether big or small? Probably not. But it’s the desire to want to have more zeal that will get us closer.

In a brood view, America is a huge case of compromise. Because culture shifts and more and more things are accepted, we compromise our beliefs because we either don’t think we can make a difference or because we don’t want to hurt feelings.

In a smaller scale, what things in our own daily lives do we compromise so we don’t make waves for ourselves or others?

And how many do we know we compromise and want to stop but hate the thought of letting it go because it’s a habit?

“Are we willing to risk being misunderstood so we can make a stand? Where has our silence given ground to compromise?” -Charlotte Gambill

Zeal for your house will consume me- John 2:17

Passion is what leads us to not compromise, because passion doesn’t allow us to give up.

So is the problem that we have lost our passion?

“Consumers will never change the world, but those who are consumed are a force to be reckoned with.” – Charlotte Gambill

With Love,

Jessica

 

 

The Mothership

Motherhood…

On days like today, being a mother isn’t always easy. I have been sick with a sore, swollen throat, terrible headache, and fever…but my job as a mother doesn’t end. When I just want to lay in bed with my pillow, a Mocha Frappe, and watch movies, my kids still have needs.

All of us mothers would like to say that we are perfect because that’s what we want to be for our kids. We would like to say that we never get impatient, upset, angry, tired, or hurt. We would like to be able to say that we never question how good of a mother we are.

We wish we still had the energy that our kids have so when they ask us to sit on the ground and play cars or throw a ball, we can, from the heart, truly look forward to it and not think how sore our knees, feet, or bottom is! Haha When I see my kids crawling on there hands and knees all around the house and loving it, I just think how much I wish I could do it with the same enthusiasm.

I mean I am only 21 years old and I am lacking in energy! I will admit that. I have 3 kids 3 years and younger. So to say my energy is well used may be an understatement.

Do I get on the floor and play with my kids? Absolutely, because they need to know that what they love is important!

Is it always easy and do I do it every time? No.

Being a mother is a lot of things. Some days are hard, some are easy. Some days we may want to leave for a few days by ourselves and be alone and only have to do or get things for OURSELVES. What’s funny is when we do get away, all we think about is our kids and how much we miss them, especially when we see other kids!

As my mom always told me growing up, “absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

Yes, being a mother is being selfless and serving our children even when we don’t feel like it.

I write this because as mothers we don’t want to admit that we are tired and want a break, we don’t want to say out loud some of the things we think because we fear it makes us a bad mom, when to me, it just means we are human.

I think that saying some of our feelings out loud help us to feel free, less afraid of what others think and allows us to be real with ourselves and our kids as they get older. Whether you speak it to your husband, God, best friend, or maybe your own mother who felt some of the same things, DO IT!

As mothers, our job never ends. It is a 24/7 job. Even when they are sleeping, they could wake up at any moment.

Some days, what we look forward to is their nap time.

My kids are my favorite people in the world, they are my joy! They bring laughter, love, and fun!

Being a mother is not meant to be easy. It is not for the faint hearted.

For you mothers-to-be, don’t be scared!

Children are a blessing. They challenge us to be better! I look back through pictures and see that most of our special memories and fun days was with our children.

I think as mothers, we do need a break from time to time to rejuvenate our batteries and come back stronger, even if it is just a few hours to go for a walk, get a coffee and read, go shopping, get our nails done, or whatever it is that caters to you and when you even just think about it, it makes you relax.

Have you ever seen an alien movie or Star Wars? Then you know that the huge ship that all the little ones come out of is referred to as the Mothership. You ever wonder why they chose that name? Us mothers are the ones who lead the way. We are the ones who love, nurture, discipline, teach, learn, play, kiss booboos, cry, and lead. (I am not excluding fathers in any of these, they have their part too) We are the ones they come too even though Dad is standing right there! We are the ones that hold everything we need for battle. If the Mothership is taken down, then the family is easier to take down. We hold everyone together because we are emotionally based.

I was listening to a CD the other day where a mother of 5 was talking about how us mothers just need to adopt the word S.L.O.W into our lives. Our lives would be a lot less stressful and enjoyable if we could every now and then not feel like we have to conquer everything before we can stop and enjoy life.

S-Serve Them: Don’t Spoil them. Serve them in a way that shows them they are special. Serve them by teaching them and including them. When they want to help do the dishes or fold the laundry, let them. Yes, it is not always helping but take the time to teach them. Enjoy their desire to help while they enjoy it!

L-Love Them: Show them love by speaking their Love language(The 5 Love Languages). Love them by spending time with them even when it isn’t always convenient for you. Trust me…those times will happen. Greatest gift you can give them is to show them they are more important than your phone, TV show, dishes, laundry, just to name a few of the so many things we mothers do. The biggest thing us mothers hear, “Mom, watch me!” WATCH THEM!

O-Observe Them: Observe the things they do, the things they like, things they don’t like. Know your children uniquely.

W-Walk With Them: Take the time to walk with them as they grow. Spend time together as a group and individually. Let them know you are there whenever they need you. Maybe even take an actual walk with them.

If you are like me, you like your house to be in order and clean, which is a dream when you have kids right? For us organized, clean, spotless mothers…we need to be able to let our kids play freely and be imaginative and creative and then allow them to learn how to clean up after themselves and make it fun so that everyone is happy.

For the rest of you who don’t need everything in its place, you and your kids will have less to fight over! Haha For y’all, I read a book that said kids having freedom to play and express themselves is great but that cleaning up after themselves and starting fresh each day helps them to play better and learn responsibility. Plus, we all know how stressful it can be when you can’t find stuff. When things have a place and they start there each day, saves everyone time to have to go hunt that stuff down because they want it then and there.

I am amazed where my kids manage to leave their toys…it is usually the last place I think to look. They have a gift! I don’t know if they like seeing how long it will take us to find it or it just managed to land there.

Like our husbands, we have a job that has its up and down days. We all need breaks and it is ok to take time for us and to express our feelings. Women are experts at being emotional but also great at keeping it bottled up because we don’t want to look weak or maybe feel that saying it won’t matter or change things.

As moms, we will go through more emotions I could list, but thankfully, we have God to keep us strong and teach us how to handle each and every one.

We are special and irreplaceable. Keep focused on the good days and the bad days won’t seem as hard.

We sometimes wish the bad days away and wonder if they will ever get out of diapers, make their own drink, be able walk on their own, dress themselves, and out of carseats. Then find ourselves balling our eyes out looking at their pictures when they were so small, needed our help, and wonder where the time has gone and wishing to see them small again. That’s why we must stay focused on each day and not wish it away but know that “this too shall pass”(another statement my mom always says to me). That is probably why God gave us the verse to not worry about tomorrow but focus on today.

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. -Matthew 6:34

Our children remind us there are more important things in life. Stuff will wither away but people and the time we spend together will remain with us forever.

Now, if you would excuse me, my kids are asking me for a drink and my attention. 😉

With Love

Jessica

Orphanism or Belonging?

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear orphan?

Probably a child or children without parents right?

Me too!

This past Sunday during service I got thinking about the difference between being an orphan and having an orphanistic mentality. Being an orphan is out of our control but having an orphanistic mentality is not.

Let me explain…when I think of the word orphan, I think of someone being WITHOUT something.

Our church just got done finishing 21 Days of Prayer on Sunday and I was thinking of people using that time to present their worries, desires, needs, and struggles with others and God wanting to receive answers and freedom.

Marriages fail from feeling like an orphan of love and/or respect.

Friendships end from feeling like an orphan of honesty and trust.

Financial struggle comes from feeling like an orphan of having enough stuff.

Etc.

Having an orphanistic mentality is a decision and usually due to the fact that we look for these things in the wrong places.

Although some may be orphans in the physical, no one is an orphan in the spiritual, emotional, or mental unless they so choose.

From my experience in my short 21 years, I am loved and respected in my marriage because I choose to find my love and respect first in Christ. From there, I now have the power and ability to take that love and respect and transfer it to TJ which allows him the ability to give it in return.

My friendships can remain strong because I learn how to be honest and trustworthy from Jesus’ example.

Our finances remain strong and blessed because I am grateful and content with everything God has given us.

Do not mistake me for perfect or having it all together….I have my “bad, the world is ending” days just like everyone else.

Why? Because no one is perfect and because we all have days where our focus is thrown off by all the things the enemy likes to throw our way.

With everything in life, it is always our choice to let the ball hit us or hit it back at him.

We can never be orphans if we look for our needs in the right place first and then the other areas of our lives will automatically get better.

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.       -Psalm 116:1-2

And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.     -Acts 2:21

If you want to feel valued and unique…then find it from the One who made you that way.

And when we feel loved, unique, and valued, others will treat you that way as well because we radiate confidence in ourselves.

So I encourage anyone and everyone, if you feel WITHOUT in any given area, look at who or what you look to for that need to be filled.

An orphan could look at their lack of parents and feel there is no chance for a bright or successful future because the mountain looks to vast for them to make it to the top. Or they look at that mountain and look at its vastness and all its beauty as a great, unknowing, and exciting journey that they will give their best in every step.

I love the song Touch The Sky by Hillsong. The words and the music make me feel like I can overcome anything. The lyrics speak such truth about what life can be when we put it in Gods hands.

“I found my life,

When I laid it down

Upward Falling, Spirit Soaring

I touched the sky

When my knees hit the ground

What treasure waits within your scars

This gift of freedom gold can’t buy

I bought the world and sold my heart

You traded Heaven to have me again

My heart beating, My soul breathing…”

You can choose to be the victor or the victim. It’s life or death. Blessing or cursing. Truth or lies. Fun or misery.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.    -Romans 6:23

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live        -Deuteronomy 30:19

Let him not deceive himself by trusting what is worthless, for he will get nothing in return.    -Job 15:31

I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.    -Colossians 2:4

It’s your choice…Orphanism or Belonging? Choose Life!

With Love,

Jessica

Sparks Flew, Sparks Fly

The day you met that special someone, the one who would be yours till “Death parts you.”

All love stories start out so different…some people know from the moment they laid eyes on each other, others are friends first, and some one person knows and just waiting for the other to catch up.

For me, I would say my love falls in the last scenario.

But what rings true in all love…sparks fly when you find that someone. Or at least it should!

As young girls…all we hear and see is these fairytale stories of the perfect romantic moments that puts the idea of what love “should” be. Although love in real life rarely, if ever, happens the way they do in books and movies, they give us the dream of wanting true love.

What is true love you might ask?

I think it is different for each person but the basics..

You can be your true self with that person.

Honesty and respect is something valued and expressed.

I believe that love is when…that person still makes your heart stop and beat faster at the same time when they grab your hand, kiss your cheek, smile, laugh, and when looking at them across the room.

Now don’t mistake me for naive to life..I have felt my fair share of “get away from me now” and “I really don’t want to look at you right now” feelings. Life is not perfect and you may not feel “in love” every moment of your life, but you will feel it every day. That is my hope for all married couples and I know it is God’s as well.

When Tj and I were dating, I felt like life would be over without him. When we were first married, I felt life was over with him…we fought so much, I had no idea where the sparks went. Haha

Over time…the fighting went away when we compromised that Tj would pick up after himself so I didn’t have a reason to be mad anymore! JK(Just Kidding)!

I think what happens too often after marriage is we lose the “I want to date you” mentality. The romance lessens, the dating stops, and we let little petty things cause arguments that just dims the love more. Life happens and sometimes we just have to ride it out and hope to make it out in the end stronger. What we have to hold onto through the trials of life is the sparks that began this journey we call love.

What changed in our marriage? We learned to fight against the problems, not each other.

We can’t lose focus of the bond we share with the person next to us, the vows we made to one another.

We have to learn to hold onto one another in the tough moments, not letting anything come between.

I can tell you just about every detail of the night Tj and I met. I will never forget the feeling when he first smiled at me.

We have been through the mud together and in the clouds together. What I cherish most is that we made our way up to the clouds by discovering a precious love through Jesus Christ.

I believe this verse states it best…

A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.            -Ecclesiastes 4:12

Marriage begins with a man and a woman in love and remains because of the love they have for Christ separately and together. He is the third cord not easily broken.

Sparks remain when you run alongside one another and if one gets tired, you don’t leave them behind, you slow down and walk together till the second wind kicks in, knowing that the finish line will be much more exciting side by side, hand in hand.

If the love has dimmed…don’t lose hope! It is never to late to rekindle the sparks! When Tj and I were dating and I was waiting for him to catch up to the fact that we were meant to be together….I remember dreaming of our future and praying that God would bring us together. Although the future I imagined isn’t exactly how it happened, God did bring us together and when life tries to get in the way…I remember all our great moments together and my desire to have the exact life I have now with him. My life with Tj is much more important than the temptation to fight, hold onto pride or stubbornness.

Each couple has their own special story of how they met, the moment they felt the sparks of love, the moment they said “I Do”, and the life they have built to this day. In the tough moments, remember your special moments and the feelings you had in the young love stage.

My true belief from our experience, is that the pure and passionate love a marriage needs can only be attained through the pure and unconditional love we receive from Christ first.

Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.                    -Ephesians 4:2 

They are joined fast to one another; they cling together and cannot be parted.    -Job 41:17 

“In your anger do not sin” Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.    

-Ephesians 4:26-27

Remember when Sparks Flew, live to see Sparks Fly.

With Love,

Jessica

So Loved…

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.         -John 3:16

A verse we should all be familiar with from a very young age. For me, I don’t think I ever truly understood the verse with the power it holds because I learned it so long ago, it was just a nice verse that was easy to learn as a kid and the most frequently taught. I believe that it is a good verse to learn as a child because it gives us the foundation of what salvation means whether we grasp it right away or not.

But over time, does it become just a sideline verse that is nice to hear but we lose sight of the true love being explained in it?

“For God so loved the world..”  His love for the world He created was so great even with all the evil in it.

He cast Adam and Eve out of the garden because they allowed temptation to lead to disobedience. To me, they had everything they would ever need along with the presence of God but still it wasn’t enough. Contentment and satisfaction come from where we stand with the Lord outside of circumstances, not from what we possess at any moment of life.

He left Moses and the Israelites in the desert for 40 years longer than planned because they wouldn’t let go of their way and being a swinging door to swaying Gods way once and living for Him.

He flooded the earth because the evil in the world was so heartbreaking.

He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of the evil and sinful ways they chose to live.

So many more things whether accounted for or not that Gods love could be turned away, but yet after all that…”God so loved the world that He gave His ONLY Son…”

Pastor Chris Hodges of Church of the Highlands gave an example from his personal experience yesterday of what this would be like for one of us to give up a child so he could bear the sins others accumulated so they would be saved. Truly powerful and something we could all relate to of how hard and how deep Gods love is for us.

The most important word that may get overlooked is “whoever”. He not only gave up His only Son, but he did it knowing he was dieing for those who would never choose Him and His free gift along with the ones who would.

Have you ever had anyone pay for your bill at a restaurant whether anonymous or someone dining with you?

What is the feeling you get?

I feel extremely thankful and sometimes still wonder why? Why did they feel they should pay for our meal that they didn’t even eat? Reasons we wonder and sometimes unsure of how we feel about a gift like this could be feelings of unworthiness or pride.

My parents and all the wonder and love that comes with them, love to do this! Even if we ask them to come eat with us and intend paying for ourselves, they step in and bless us. That is something they get joy out of so it is my place to rob them of that gift? They don’t do it out of obligation (hopefully), they do it out of love.

If you have ever payed for another persons meal, then you should know the feeling that comes from blessing someone in that way no matter how small or big. You did it hoping to show your love for them, or just brighten their day.

This is the heart of God. Should we rob Him of his joy? He did something so unbelievable for our minds to fathom to show just how deep His love goes. Some still choose to not accept it because they are left so confused as to why that they focus on the why more than the what.

Why? Because He loves you for you.

What? The gift of freedom, salvation, relationship, family, eternity, paradise, love, forgiveness, acceptance, joy, laughter and the list goes on and on…

The way Pastor Chris put it yesterday that makes me fall more in love with God is that “We are accepted where we are but loved too much to leave us there.”

The beauty of salvation and relationship with Christ is that we are unworthy to receive it but worth receiving.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.           – Ephesians 2:8-9

I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die.       -Galatians 2:21

If you want to receive a better picture of Gods love and grace then I encourage you to watch the link above of Pastor Chris’ sermon yesterday. So beautifully put!

My desire is to lead you to thirst for more and for God to take you on your own special journey. I share my revelations from Him so hopefully you will find your own through Him. I pray you have already received His gift but if not, I hope you now know how you can.

For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.       -Romans 10:13

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 And when Christ, who is your[a] life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.           -Colossians 3:1-4

With Love

Jessica