Blessings

“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”John 10:10
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529114_10150673235523740_2060332602_nI haven’t always considered myself blessed. There were many dark years where I struggled in so many areas that I couldn’t understand the point of anything. My relationships struggled and I was a financial disappointment. I felt like I failed my kids because no matter how hard I worked, I couldn’t give them what other kids had. I was living in places that were decent enough but didn’t make my heart smile. Plainly put; I was miserable with almost everything. I can’t say that I have ever hit rock bottom as God has always kept me above my safety net. As you recall from prior posts, I remember my faith in God beginning at a young age so I knew there was more to life than what I was experiencing. I knew the feelings of despair, uncertainty and being overlooked was something that I could overcome. To this day, I am still a firm believer that when God lets you feel low or hit rock bottom, he does this so we have nowhere to look except for up.

Today, I can easily say I am blessed. I have a great husband, five beautiful and healthy children, a house that has become a home, a little bit of land where we can play, plant and create family memories and so much more. Everyday I look around and my heart swells with happiness and gratitude. Some days, I am in complete awe of how much I have been blessed. Especially since I know I am a sinner deserving of nothing but made worthy only through Jesus. Ahh, that is the key isn’t it.  I know that what I have is simply a gift of love from God.  Gifts given in recognition for the love, belief and continued effort to obey the Son he sent for my redemption.

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find it; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent. If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him.” Matthew 7:7-11

Every once in a while, someone will come to me with a story of heartache, pain, shame, guilt or just plain unhappiness with their life. They painstakingly tell me a story that I wish I could re-write the ending to and show them how things can so easily be turned around. I generally share my own testimony with these folks in hopes they find another way to put the hard knock life behind. I let them know of my struggles and how things turned around when I gave it all to Jesus. I did not say, ‘things turned around when I started going to church.’ Again I say, my life turned around or became ‘more abundant’ when I strived to follow Jesus.

“Commit your work to the Lordand your plans will be established.” – Proverbs 16:3

282787_10150884679398740_377115721_nI went to church for a few years and life never changed for me. I went faithfully every Sunday and the occasional Wednesday evening and listened to the sermons, the lessons and testimonies. Once I left the church, life went on as it usually did. Back to my life of filthy language, drinking with friends, being quick to judge, and other disgustingly sinful behaviors I now fight against. Then one day, something clicked. I heard a sermon that challenged me. I can’t remember what the passage was or even what the theme may have been. What I do remember is that we were challenged to live what we hear in those sermons and what we read in those scriptures. We were simply asked to give an honest shot at living according to God’s word. No excuses. It was time to make changes. So I did.

Jesus came so we could have life and have life abundantly (John 10:10). Through Jesus, we become blessed. Through him all blessings flow, so I did my best to change the life I was living. I did my best to make God a priority and I was floored when I started recognizing the changes. My relationships improved, financial concerns started to drift away and I was becoming more and more content with what I had instead of wishing for the life of others. I know it sounds corny but it really is true. If you want a better life, follow Jesus. Trust him. Serve him. Obey him. When I changed my behaviors and started doing what I could to serve, things honestly just got better. There is no easier way to say it. Now sure, we all have days were satan rears his ugly head, but I can proudly say, “I’m not who I was.”

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I want to hear from you!

Please comment below: What are your biggest blessings?

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 **This blog is based on my own personal research, thoughts and opinions. If your opinions differ than mine then we can agree to disagree, no negative comments needed. If you appreciate the message in anyway, then please feel free to comment, like, and share with others. **
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Let’s Mingle!

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” – I Corinthians 12:27
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bodyofChrist4I often see that people do what is familiar and that is fine to a point. Most people attend worship services in a location convenient for them and I get that. In fact, the church building my family attends is only five miles from our home. We can be in a house of worship and fellowship in just a short 10-15 minute drive.

Although we say things like, ‘We are going to church, we attend church, there is an event at the church,’ I feel it is important to point out that is simply a shortened slang way of speaking the true intention, such as: ‘We are going to the place of worship, we attend a church service, there is an event at the church building.’ The fact is, the church is not a location, not a building, not an event, etc. The church is the people. It doesn’t matter where you meet. You could meet in a barn, outdoors, a restaurant, etc., and still  have church (services).

In fact, Jesus himself said, “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.” – Matthew 18:20

My point is, I feel it is important to go beyond the boundaries of the church building you attend and meet other Christians. Fellowship with other members of the body. Show your children they are not alone in their faith but that there are others like them all over.

Nothing makes me happier than to hear my teenager talk about how she cannot wait to see a friend who attends church services at a different location. I try to take advantage of every fellowship opportunity I can find so my children can grow up knowing Christian children from outside our locale. Teenage and children events and activities are generally easy to find and many other church locations are usually willing and eager to participate. Some of our favorites have been:

    • Teen Youth Rallies – An event where teens from several church locations gather in one place (rotating hosts) for an evening of fellowship and fun; generally once a month throughout the school season. This event usually includes a special theme, games, challenges, tasty treats, a guest speaker or musician and a large amount of goofiness!
    • Local Christian Concerts – Many church locations host free or low-cost concerts with modern genre music styles that reinforce scripture. My family attends as many concerts as possible because it is an affordable way to spend time with each other, fellowship with other Christians, and reinforce God’s word. Our favorites have been the ‘Live the Difference’ concert in Pomeroy, OH, Winter Jam in Columbus, OH, and anywhere 64 to Grayson plays!
    • Bible Bowl – This is a bible knowledge quiz team that meets to compete with other churches once a month throughout the school year. My daughter has developed friendships with teens from other church locations through this program, not to mention the amazing amount of scripture that is instilled in her throughout the season.
    • Ohio Teens for Christ – This is basically a state-wide youth rally with a few extras thrown in such as a singing competition, preaching competition, a state-wide bible bowl competition, big concerts, workshops and more. I encourage you to visit their website to find out more about this amazing event at http://www.ohioteensforchrist.com/2014/
    • Church Camp – Usually a week long summer camp with a common theme, lots of good food, outdoor activities, crafts, contests, games, and more. There are several church camps available, check with your local church (location) for one nearest you. Southeastern Ohio folks can check out the Ohio Valley Christian Assembly for more information at http://www.ovcacamp.com/.
    • Retreats & Lockins – Overnight Youth Rallies or Mini-Camps.
  • Vacation Bible School – A week long program geared toward younger school-aged children. Children usually gather for a few hours each evening to explore a common theme through skits, songs, snacks, games and a lesson while raising funds for a local charity or Christian mission.

The kids are not the only ones who can gather to learn and have fun in the name of Jesus. There are always plenty of events for adults as well, such as:

  • Concerts
  • Retreats
  • Rallies
  • Bible Conferences
  • Ladies Aid
  • Workshops
  • Revivals

untitledI truly feel it is important that Christians understand we are all one part of the complete body of Christ. When attending these events, we should not just huddle within the same group of believers. Get out there, meet others and make new friends; meet other Christians, fellowship with them and understand we are not so and so from Church A or Church B, but rather we are ONE Church. We are all part of the SAME body. We are all working toward the SAME goal; and we are all called to be disciples and work for the SAME savior.

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-21 

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I want to hear from you!

Please comment below with what things you like to do to fellowship with other members of Christ’s body!

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Fun Permitted!

“So I commend the enjoyment of life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany them in their toil all the days of the life God has given them under the sun.…” – Ecclesiastes 8:15
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Every once in a while, I will hear someone utter their cause of not coming to Christ is because Christianity is simply a long list of things you cannot do. Well sure, if you count things like murder, thievery and adultery but otherwise, this the biggest lie anyone can tell themselves. This blog isn’t to delve into all the wonderful reasons forming a relationship with Jesus will lead to a happier, more fulfilled eternal life but to explain that it is possible to have fun while loving and worshiping the savior.

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64 to Grayson

This past weekend, my family and a few friends visited a sister church who was hosting a concert featuring one of our favorite bands, 64 to Grayson. Even though we were in a church, surrounded by folks of all ages and pews galore, everyone was having fun. Not just fun, but a blast. The band played their heartfelt ballads and their toe tapping tunes and when I looked around all I seen were clapping hands and lots of smiles. Sure there were a few no no’s in the ways of most concerts…there were NO alcoholic beverages…there were NO curse words and there were NO half-naked back-up dancers but there was lots of laughter and better yet…praises for the savior who brought us all together.

The concert wasn’t an isolated occurrence. Every week, we attend a church service where we meet for a potluck dinner beforehand. This is always a time of laughs, amazing food and a chance to get to know people. Believe it or not, there is usually a constant stream of activities geared for the Christian crowd including concerts, movies, local theater, museums, restaurants and scheduled fellowship events such as wiener roasts, picnics, bus trips and so much more. In fact, things like these usually keeps my family’s schedule pretty full!

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My daughter, Alyssa, with 64 to Grayson member, Zack Shelton.

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Knowing and loving Jesus does not mean you are resorted to a life of mundane evenings and no social life. Jesus came to give us life, not take it away!

Jesus said, “…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10). 

The opening scripture (Ecclesiastes 8:15) tells us we are to enjoy life.  I just wanted to throw out there that a relationship with Jesus is life-changing, wonderful, redeeming, peaceful and so much more, but let’s not forget…FUN!  

Now tell me, does anyone in this picture look like they are not having fun?

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For more information on 64 to Grayson, please visit:

http://64tograyson.com/

https://www.facebook.com/64toGrayson

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I want to hear from you!

Please comment below with what you like to do for fun!

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I do, I don’t, We do!

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh” – Ephesians 5:31
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ringsThis blog comes from heartbreaking observations as an extreme outsider on several different situations. This is not about any specific occurrence and ask that if you happen to feel that this blog is about you, it’s not so don’t make me start a bad version of Carly Simon karaoke. This is simply some ramblings of things weighing heavy on my heart at this time. 

Ok, so let me start this one off by saying I am divorced. I got married right out of high school but it didn’t work for many reasons. What finally pushed me to divorce was repeated acts of adultery that I could no longer bear. The end…right? Not quite. Even though the divorce was final almost nine years ago, the side effects of that life-long disease still flare up regardless of today’s blessings.

Now to continue, I am married. I remarried a little over seven years ago. I bet you expect me to say that I am now living my happily ever after, the end…right? Wrong! Happily ever after is one of the biggest teasers subliminally implanted into our brains as early as toddlerhood  by books, movies, songs, etc. Today, marriage seems to be little more than a hyped up reason for some adult attention and a reason to change your Facebook relationship status. Truth is: marriage is hard, marriage is work and marriage will not work without commitment and dedication.

There are days I like my husband and life is grand. There are days when I don’t like my husband and I know he reciprocates. However, in all those days, we continue to love each other. We have had our fair share of ups and downs and we have even come close a couple of times to giving up. There’s a confession for ya. However, we stuck it out and we are still going stronger than ever today. We have learned the only way our marriage will work is to have God in the center and trust me, I can tell the days when one of us didn’t pray or read God’s word. Those are the days we are going to struggle. I know we will continue to have ups and downs but that is part of it.

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Here lately, I am seeing a lot of married couples splitting up. Some have been together a few months, images23H0R2ZTsome a few years, almost all with children involved. I see many couples blasting their dirty laundry on social media sites like it was group therapy. It seems to me that many are just looking for the love and connection you can only experience with a relationship with God, but what ends up happening is usually a soap opera like battle. What is shocking to me is how fast many folks are finding comfort in another companion. I get the fact that you may need time apart from your spouse and you are confused and hurting, but are you really giving yourself time to figure things out when you are in the arms of another? When having trouble with one relationship, does it make sense to complicate things with another? I have been seeing a lot of finger-pointing and insinuations being blasted for the world to see. I figure these posts, tweets or whatever are simply for sympathy comments, likes and what not, and I will admit, I have looked for my own e-empathy here and there but there must be a line drawn somewhere, right?

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article-0-0355F9F60000044D-713_468x512Now here is what really gets me: the blatant disregard to the damage being done to the children involved. Oh sure, they may be fed and have a roof over their head and may even be a straight A student with exceptional gifts and talents, but the emotional toll the games of their parents is causing must be horrendous.  Yes, I know that children are resilient and may appear to be taking things just fine, but surely we all know that further down that just isn’t the case. I see these posts that say things like, ‘I am with so and so now and things are finally starting to look up for me.’ I can’t help but think what the kids would say. Would the kids say ‘I am so glad that mommy and daddy broke up last week and that they have a new girlfriend/boyfriend this week.’ Would they say things are looking up for me? I can’t fathom what is going on in people’s minds when they toss a marriage away like it was a boring blind date you didn’t wish to pursue. I understand if married couples need time apart or in extreme cases, the marriage must end. What I don’t understand is how someone moves on so quickly without taking time to heal, adjust and stabilize before moving on and allowing your children to do the same.

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God created marriage. Took me a long time to figure out that a marriage just isn’t between a man and a woman, but it is a union of man and woman with God in the middle. I have learned this first hand. The hardest part about marriage is sticking around when things are bad. It is easy to bail when times are tough but honestly, that is a cowardly and selfish thing to do. Try considering what God wants for your marriage before leaving. Slow down, pray and give your marriage a shot. Do not give up easily and do not move on too quickly.

I Corinthians 13:4-7 – Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Hebrews 13:4 – Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

Malachi 2:13-16 – Another thing you do: You flood the Lord’s altar with tears. You weep and wail because he no longer pays attention to your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands. You ask, ‘Why?’ It is because the Lord is acting as the witness between you and the wife of your youth, because you have broken faith with her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant. Has not the Lord made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. ‘I hate divorce,’ says the Lord God of Israel, “and I hate a man’s covering himself with violence as well as with his garment,” says the Lord Almighty.

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Final thoughts: Just try. Simple as that. Push through the issues and try. Turn to God and not another. Think of your children. Are you being the type of husband you want your daughter to marry? Are you being the type of wife you want your son to marry? Push beyond yourself and give things a real shot. I promise it is worth it.

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I want to hear from you!

Leave a comment below and tell about something you can do to make more time for Jesus.

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Encourage

“Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.” – Proverbs 12:25
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281562_10150250688078740_7220589_nEncouragement: the act of encouraging

Encouraging: to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence

Discourage: to deprive of courage, hope, or confidence

You know those times when you work hard for weeks in preparation to make something a success, those nights you stay up late working on last minute details or getting things ready for the next day, those occurrences where you push all aside to jump in where needed no matter how much it may complicate your own affairs…those days you are on fire to serve and help, where motivation is high and energy is full. What fuels those happenings? Is it solely divine inspiration or does it take more? Should it take more? It probably shouldn’t but there is enough scripture to indicate that does.

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1 Thessalonians 5:11 – “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.

Hebrews 10:23-25 – “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,  not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Ephesians 4:29 – “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”

Philippians 4:8 – “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

Proverbs 27:17 – “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”

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The ultimate theme is encouragement. Everyone needs it. No one can press forward day after day without eventually emptying the tank of bubbling energy and motivation. Everyone needs a little refueling now and again and it can come in the simplest form. I am not saying that you need to find some poor run down soul and throw them a party. I am talking about expressing the gratitude and appreciation you feel but often keep inside. 

For instance, you watch a little boy help an elderly lady carry things into the church, give him a high five and tell him what a good job he done so he is encouraged to continue that kind of behavior.

You notice your child is happy to discuss school and is excited about things he/she is doing there; send the teacher a little note expressing your thanks for making learning fun for your child.

You have a co-worker who is always willing to make the lunch run; offer to pay for their lunch and tell them thank you. It is no fun going through a drive-thru and placing six different orders and trying to get the drinks back without defiling your car!

You know a mom who is worn out and has a lot on her plate; offer to babysit for a few hours or just let her know how much you admire everything she does.

Smiles, hugs, saying thank you, sending a card, giving a small gift or a moment of your time…small tokens can refill big tanks!

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Refill my tank by leaving a comment telling about a time you felt encouraged or made efforts to encourage someone else and then share this blog with others 🙂

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God-Given

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – I Corinthians 10:31.
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your-unique-gifts-and-talents_tI am sure you have heard someone say at one point or another, “She has a God-given talent or His amazing ability for this or that is definitely a gift from God.” Do you ever watch those who speak in front of crowds or perform without fear and wonder how they stand before all those people without falling over? Have you ever watched a preschool teacher herd a line of three and four-year old children from one activity to another with a continuous smile and wonder how they do it? Have you ever tasted food so delicious but no matter how many times you try the recipe yourself, you can’t replicate the same savory flavor?

Everyone has their own special gifts and talents given to them by God. Some recognize their gifts early on and others may need a little encouragement to bring those talents to the surface. The challenge is to use the gifts given to you BY God FOR God.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”- I Peter 4:10.

Trying to figure out what your talent is might be tough. Once you finally know what it is, trying to figure out how to use it to serve and glorify God may be even tougher.

If you are a great handy man, put the word out that you could help those unable to repair their own sink, paint their own porch or fix their own roof.

If you prefer to work outdoors, offer to help those unable to mow their own yard, rake their own leaves or shovel their own sidewalk.

If you are an amazing domestic engineer, help another with their laundry, spring cleaning or prepare a meal for someone who just had surgery, lost a loved one or is ill.

If you are a good reader and have a passion for storytelling, volunteer to read to the elderly in a nursing home or to sick children in the hospital.

Still trying to discover what your given talent is? You can still use the God-given gift of time to glorify him. Take a couple extra minutes to chat with the friendly old man in the grocery store, offer to babysit for a struggling parent at no charge, volunteer at a shelter, give a little something extra to a charity when the opportunity arises….the list can go on and on. Each day God gives you 1,440 minutes. Try to give a few back by using your talents, gifts and abilities to help and serve those around you.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10

Embrace the talents given to you. Utilize your gift to its full potential and do not try to imitate a gift given to someone else. Do not be envious of another’s talents and overlook your own.

“Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else,” – Galatians 6:4

I have thought about my own gifts and talents and feel that I fall short in the obvious ‘ta-da, here is your God-given talent’ department. My talents are more the mysterious behind-the-scene kind of things. Things that people expect to be done but really never know how it gets done. For example, my over analytic, slightly OCD mind comes up with big ideas for various things often at unsolicited times. I can be driving down the road on the way to work having my normal morning conversation with the big guy and out of no where I get that face-palming moment where all the glorious details for a most excellent youth group fundraiser comes to mind. I could be in the most splendid of slumbers when I wake up suddenly and think about the next great thing to improve sales at my place of employment or be in the middle of a staff meeting when a song for the next award-winning baton routine flashes like headline news.

I used to have a deep longing to sing. I would practice all these profound Godly songs with hopes that I would find the courage to perform them at church. However, God gave me an unbelievable case of stage fright so I had to push past what I wanted my talent to be and learn to love the gift God gave me. I have finally come to realize that one of my God-given gifts is organizing, planning and developing things that God has given me a passion for. I have an innate desire to be thorough on projects I am responsible for and I like to try things in new ways and bring excitement and growth. I have come to appreciate this talent and try my best to use these gifts to glorify the one who gave them.

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Recharge Daily

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“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12
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My family and I recently attended the Winter Jam concert that was held at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH.  Winter Jam is a collection of Christian musicians and speakers who travel the country sharing Jesus through great music, inspirational speaking and fellowship with thousands of other Christians. 107Over 18,000 people showed up to enjoy Winter Jam 2013 that included popular Christian artists such as Matthew West, Toby Mac, Sidewalk Prophets, Jamie Grace, Jason Castro, Royal Tailor, Newsong, Captial Kings, Red and speaker Nick Hall.  The show was amazing. Great music, awesome effects and lyrics that uplift, encourage and motivate you. I highly encourage you to attend a Winter Jam show near you.

If the above names do not ring a bell with you, then I encourage you to check out positive, encouraging KLove, which is a syndicated radio station that plays Christian Rock, Pop and other modern styles of music.

In between acts, speaker, Nick Hall, would take the stage and share Jesus with the crowd. One thing he said really stuck with me as I was planning on a blog entry on this topic anyway. The below is a paraphrase from Nick Hall:379213_587479331268494_515946911_n

The iPhone was created to do great things. However, if you do not plug it in to recharge, it won’t work the way it was intended. To recharge it, all you have to do is plug it in for a little while each day. Once it is recharged, it will do all the great things it was designed to do. You were also created to do great things. God created each and every one of you.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Ephesians 2:10.

Without recharging, we also will not work as intended. How do we recharge? We recharge by spending time each day in God’s word. We recharge by turning off the iPhone, iPad, Facebook, TV, video games, etc and opening our bibles and reading what God has given to us.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” – 2 Timothy 3:16

BibleI know we often think to recharge or gain a new outlook on life, a big change is needed or we need to rest more or eat better but “Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”- Matthew 4:4. It is crucial that we spend time daily in God’s word and it is much easier than you think. Pick a time that works best for you and start with dedicating five minutes. I am sure that once you get started you will soon find that five minutes is not enough and will begin to crave more.

If you have trouble finding time to read God’s word, then getting your priorities straight should be a goal but I will save that for another time. Instead, here are some options to squeezing in that daily bible reading:

  • Turn off the TV a little early before bed and open your bible.
  • Download a bible app on your iPod, iPhone or Smartphone and read while standing in line at the pharmacy, bank, etc or while waiting in the doctor’s office…..you get the idea.
  • Read during your lunch break at work.
  • Consider purchasing the bible on CD and listen during your drive time to and from work.
  • Download an audio version and listen on your iPod or other MP3 device while cleaning, working out, making dinner, etc.
  • Make it family time. Have everyone pick out a different passage daily to share.

Don’t stress over the number of pages or feel you have to read the bible cover to cover. Feel free to skip around, read your favorite scriptures over and over, and start anywhere you like. Find what works best for you but be sure to read God’s word daily.

“Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.” –Joshua 1:8

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