I’ll be honest. I haven’t read much this month. I just haven’t felt like reading. Have any of you been there?
Honestly, I have not felt like doing much of anything this month other than work and spending time with the kids. My draft folder is getting bigger with ideas just not finished works. It’s been an emotional month for me with those visions I talked about and the loneliness of the holidays.
But what I have read touched me deeply and the one that hit me the deepest was from a precious 🐔 in My Life With Gracie…Immersed In The Joys Of Life. This is what brought tears to my eyes and made me out my phone down, bow my head and pray…”Life is a gift. You cannot give it to yourself. It is given to you. Where there is a gift, there is always a giver. Life is a gift with a purpose, and that purpose is to make more gifts.”
John, thank you brother for being a vessel through which the Lord can use. You broke through and showed me a selfish side of myself I need to work on.
Of course there was Deb’s post that I have already shared about How The Littlest Angel Turned Sobbing To Joy.
Amy’s post The Whole Truth took so much strength to write about a very personal, private struggle…abortion. And I will be the first to say that out of tragedy will come a ministry for God. Ladies, if any of you are contemplating abortion or have had one and are dealing with the guilt/shame please reach out to Amy. Let her minister to you out of love and not condemnation. (Hope you don’t mind me saying this Amy!)
My brother from up North gave many of us a wonderful heartfelt Christmas Card in Let The Word Press. I am amazed at how he integrated us all into a seamless story!
Mitch’s Are Christians Hypocrites is the most honest and real look at hypocrisy within the church. I love this!
Tom’s Pornography Is Not A Willpower Problem is simply put a must read for anyone struggling with porn! A great read for you all that have loved ones struggling or you just simply want to prepared in case. If you are involved in youth at all I highly suggest reading!
And my friend J at Hot, Holy & Humorous and Chris at Forgiven Wife have started a new men’s ministry called Knowing Her Sexuality. You will find more info on this new ministry in J’s post Can Men Really Understand Women’s Sexuality. I sincerely trust these two ladies as I have followed them for years and know their heart for sex in marriage the way God intended.
I absolutely loved Kristian’s view on marriage in her wonderful post Marriage Is Hard!
As we head into 2020 Saania shares that we should indeed be Embracing Change
One More Thing…Before The Year Ends by my dear sister Nash tells us to not have unconfessed sin in our lives as it will hinder our walk into the new year. I completely agree. May we all take inventory of ourselves and confess and ask for forgiveness even for those things we are uncertain are sinful.
My dear friend and sister Ch..Purple Rose reminds us that It’s Okay…
I hope everyone has a safe and fun New Year’s! Don’t party too hard!