Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 12: The Soul of the Gospel

I’ve always been a very forgiving person. I’ve even written* about forgiveness several times before explaining that when our heart is filled with anger and resentment that there is no room for God. We have to empty our hearts of that anger, resentment, and hurt if we wish for God to be able to fill us with His peace and love. It’s not always been … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 12: The Soul of the Gospel

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 11: The Heart of the Gospel

There is a person I know who can be very generous. She is the first person to want to help people she feels are needy and I’ve not ever known her to say no when someone comes to her for help. However there is a problem with how she helps; she holds her generosity over the head of the person, especially if she knows them well, to remind … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 11: The Heart of the Gospel

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 10: Forty Words

One of the perks of having a lot of kids is that there is always a lot of love at our house. Sure, there is a ton of arguing too, but at the end of the day, and heavily peppered throughout the day, the love that we are surrounded with is simply amazing. These kids make me feel amazing. They see me through Christ’s eyes … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 10: Forty Words

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 9: The Greatest Teacher Ever

I often worry if I am teaching my kids enough and if homeschooling is the best option for our family. I know there are things they miss out on because they are homeschooled and I know there are better teachers out there than me; still, as we regularly review our decision each year God always reminds me that I am raising children for heaven and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 9: The Greatest Teacher Ever

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 8: Jesus Was a Radical

We have lived in our neighborhood for almost 20 years. It was brand new when we moved in and we bought one of the last houses built. During this time we’ve seen many people come and go as our neighbors have moved on to bigger and better things. There are very few of us who are “originals” within the neighborhood. It used to be that we … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 8: Jesus Was a Radical

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 7: The Third Question

I have always had a problem with self-worth. Growing up I knew where my place was in my family (hint: it was pretty low in the food chain). I had several sisters who often told me how much they hated me, that no one would ever love me, and that I was fat, ugly, and awkward. I also knew I was never enough in my … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 7: The Third Question

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 6: There is More

I think most of us have big dreams for ourselves, especially when we are young. We have a picture in our mind of how our lives will turn out and what kinds of things we want. I used to have a picture of a beautiful plantation house hanging in my locker during high school. I wanted to live in that big house so badly. It … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 6: There is More

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 5: The God Claim

I remember the day very clearly; we were at the pediatrician’s office because one of my kids was sick. Our doctor came in and looked the child over and then proceeded to talk to me. “Mom,” he said, and then told me what was wrong with my daughter. As we were getting ready to leave he again addressed me as “Mom”. I stopped him and … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 5: The God Claim

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 4: The Jesus Question

As a child I never questioned whether or not Jesus was who He said He was. I took it at face value that He would not lie to me nor would my parents or teachers. He was who He was just as my mom was my mom. It wouldn’t be until I got older and began to question. I wondered if what I had been … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 4: The Jesus Question

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 3: An Invitation

As a child I was not very popular. There were kids who lived behind us that taunted me all the time. There were kids on our street that were not very nice to me. At home I was compared relentlessly to my siblings. Some of my siblings told me on a regular basis that they hated me. To say that I didn’t feel included, wanted, … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 3: An Invitation