New Website is coming along!

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It has been awhile since I have blogged.  I am not sure why…it just is I guess.  Life is passing by so fast.  I can’t believe it is the end of March already yet some days just drag.  Do you ever have that happen to you?

I am excited that my website is nearing its final stages.  It is looking so good.  Its like when that is completed, I have responsibilities to attend to…like blogging.  Like my website just isn’t altogether right now, so my life is.  I feel scattered, busy yet not, working but not really.  I read a book that really sums up how I see myself and others.  “We are sinful and flawed yet loved and welcomed.” (Counsel from the Cross by Elyse M Fitzpatrick and Dennis E. Johnson)  Isn’t that so true!

This week is Holy Week in the church calendar.  As I think about what Jesus did for me because He loves me, it brings me to my knees and ever so grateful.  He died for me a sinner who is flawed but he loves me and welcomes me! He did that for you too!  We don’t have to wear a mask, hiding the imperfections from others.  We are set free from that!  We can live and know that we are worse than we ever thought we were and yet loved more than we ever could hope for.

Romans 8:1-3 says, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”

John 8:36…if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed.  Are you in Christ Jesus?  He paid with His blood to cover our sin so we could be reconciled to God.  If you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, what are you waiting for?  Your true freedom only comes through the cross of Jesus Christ.

Thirsty?

drinking fountainI travel a lot by airplane.  That means I spend a lot of time in the airports.  Airport food and beverages are expensive and naturally, I get thirsty.  I have learned that TSA will allow an empty bottle to go through security.  That is nice and what is even better is when the airports that have a bottle water fountain.

Jesus traveled one day and became thirsty.  His disciples went into town to buy some food.  While waiting by the well, a woman came to draw water.  He asked her for a drink.  This was unheard of in that time or place.  What it came down to was the woman was the one who was thirsty…not necessarily for water but a real relationship.  She had been in several bad, unhealthy relationships that caused her to thirst for more.  Jesus offered her a relationship with Him that would change her life and give her life forever.

Many times we are in relationships that don’t satisfy like we want.  I was married for 22 years and it was not what I thought marriage was suppose to be like.  Things were challenging and very unhealthy.  I didn’t know what healthy looked like.  When the marriage ended,  I wanted to blame Mr. Marine.  I didn’t want to see that I had any blame at all.  During a two year period, Jesus took my thirsty soul for a healthy relationship and gave me His water, His Word and His life.  He showed me that He was all I needed.  He gave me love that I never recognized before.  As He poured His love into me, I changed.  I started seeing changes in Mr. Marine.  Jesus used circumstances to reconcile us and our family back together.  But it started with Jesus.  Jesus can do the same for you.

What in your life causes you to thirst for things you don’t have or experience?  Where are you looking to be filled?