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

Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 13: Who is the Greatest?

I am struggling today with motivation. It’s been an off day already (where the words “Stop hitting your brother and no chewing on the chairs either!” were uttered in the same sentence at 8 o’clock this morning) and I have idea of what to write about. When the topic is “Who is the Greatest?” and then Matthew Kelly talks about “let the little children come … Continue reading Journey to Rediscover Jesus Day 13: Who is the Greatest?

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