Testament 43: My pledge

My heart is heavy for the misplaced child. Why do I care so much. Why can’t I just leave people to their own devices. Why am I burdened with reaching the lost? I have been accused of being pushy, overzealous and fanatical. I want to be effective, yet I must hold back so that I…

Testament 42: All IN

My friend looked at me and said “You know when you start on with your ranting about Jesus people are taken back. They think you’re just crazy…like the character from “Orange is the New Black.” She’s Christian and always talking about Jesus and saying crazy stuff. Her teeth are black and the other characters make…

Testament 25: His way

I’m often taken back by how brutish behaviors have become normalized. It reminds me of a bumper sticker I once saw that stated “rude, it’s a movement” Because of this, I find being in the company of children refreshing. It’s as if the air in adult world is toxic and suffocating. Whereas the air in…

Testament 41: All I need 

I drive my husband crazy holding onto recycled containers i.e. pickle jars, detergent containers, cream cheese containers, foil pans. He thinks I'm just junking up his cabinets. He says when people come over it's embarrassing. He says, "I'll open up my cabinets just to give someone a cup and the entire thing is full of…

Testament 40: our assurance 

The cornerstone of insurance companies marketing is the selling of peace of mind; That is, when uncertain times come, your insurance company will take care of you.Allstate makes quite a bold and godlike statement. Their message of those hands with the palms opened and cupped together says: “I will take care of you, trust me.”…

Testament 37: Self check 

I recently got to see myself from a unique angle. Although I was looking at another individual, I felt, as though, I was looking in the mirror. It wasn’t a pretty picture, so I did some self-soothing telling myself that I was a milder version of the woman I observed. Yet, am I?    …

Testament 39: my gem

I found a gem in my husband. He is humble, kind, sincere and loyal. He is the only person that has stepped into my life that has not walked away. I have pushed him to do so many times but he wouldn’t have it. The closer I draw to God, the more I am able…

Testament 38: He is good, always

When I feel like complaining, I say thank you instead. When I feel disappointment coming over me, I turn my back to it, smile and say thank you. When I feel worry inching its way into my direction, I pray, say thank and then I rest.What else can I say really? If I complain, it’s…

Testament 36: proof  

In a discussion, my good friend says to me: “If only God performed miracles as He did in the scriptures then people would believe.” I nearly fell out of my chair after hearing such a remark. I went on to prove that Jesus, in fact, is STILL in the miracle performing business. I found myself…

Testament 35: faith 

It’s been a year now since I took that proverbial leap. I’ve walked many miles to avoid this way; however, every direction I turned, ultimately lead me to the same place. Keeping the faith isn’t easy. Truthfully, if it were up to me, I would fail. I know this because in the past I have always…

Testament 34: a good read, cover to cover

I’ve been meaning to finish the Bible for years but quite often, I’d pick it up, get preoccupied with life and put it down. By neglecting discipline, I was doing myself a huge disservice. . When I forsook God for the cares of life, He gave me over to my desires. My life became empty,…

Testament 33: man’s best friend 

I left my bedroom door open in order to keep my room cooler through the night. I would live to regret that this morning. My sleep was interrupted by a giant dog jumping onto my back and stamping all over my head so she could get to the one she loves the most, Cam.Annoyed, I…