Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 22: Beyond Tweaking

It’s almost midnight and I am tired. I am physically worn out from doing yardwork all day long and I am mentally and emotionally tired from dealing with some of the problems that I have talked about in the last few days. To be honest, I have no desire to write Day 22’s reflection. It would be easy enough to skip it but I’ve decided … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 22: Beyond Tweaking

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 21: The Main Event

When I look at the Christian faith from a strictly historical context it is hard for me to understand how people deny that Christ ever lived and then died upon the cross. The historical evidence for this truth is overwhelming and comes from both Christian and non-Christian sources. I’m always surprised when I hear someone say they don’t believe in Christ as the Savior because they … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 21: The Main Event

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 20: Radical Love

When I was pursuing my undergraduate psychology degree I did a little research into the phenomenon of “selfies”. What I ultimately found and what I concluded in my research paper was that most people who take an unusually high number of selfies (and even more so if they post them on social media), aren’t so much narcissistic as they are craving love. They often posted … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 20: Radical Love

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 19: Miracle Abound

I have been on the receiving end of many miracles. I only have to look at my two youngest children to know that God has performed amazing miracles within my life. I shouldn’t be alive; they shouldn’t be alive, and yet here we are. While some of God’s miracles have been simply jaw-dropping, He also works miracles in my everyday life too. He provides for … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 19: Miracle Abound

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 18: Jesus on Lifestyle

  As a mother I always worry about what people my children hang out with. Will they espouse the same values and morals that we do? Will they encourage them to step away from their faith? Will they treat them like a prize instead of the priceless treasure they truly are? I suppose I worry a lot about this because I see what our society … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 18: Jesus on Lifestyle

The Day I Was Judged Unworthy

As Christians we are taught that each and every person has value and worth. We are called to see Christ in the faces of every person we encounter. We know that all men and women are made in the image and likeness of God. We also know that Christ calls us to uphold the dignity of all human life and to extend his mercy and … Continue reading The Day I Was Judged Unworthy

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 17: Radical Relationships

When I originally read this chapter the first time I did this study, I was led to hear one message within the words. As I have reread it several times today, I feel like God wants me to hear a completely different message. We are all worth something in God’s eyes. Every person, no matter who they are, has worth. The people we pass on … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 17: Radical Relationships

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 16: Do Not Judge

I am stumbling over myself right now trying to find the right words for this chapter. If you have been following along with me, you know this chapter is about judging others. Recently {read this week} I was at the heart of someone’s wrong judgment. I am often at the receiving end of someone’s judgment, but this time it really hurt because it was from … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 16: Do Not Judge

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 15: Making Sense of Suffering

I think perhaps this is the hardest chapter in the book to wade through. At least for me it is. I have suffered so much within my life that I often wonder why God sees fit to place so much upon my shoulders. From abuse I suffered as a child to the inconceivable way we lost William and all the suffering I have endured in … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 15: Making Sense of Suffering

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 14: Purity of Heart

Lately my kids have been watching a lot of videos on YouTube. Mostly they watch music videos but there are also some “YouTubers” that they like to follow as well… people who have a YouTube channel and put up funny (although that word is subjective) videos or challenges or whatever. It seems though that many of the videos are becoming less and less appropriate and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 14: Purity of Heart