Community Spotlight | April ’18

We are blessed with a consolidation of insightful posts about our Great Lord and Savior. Enjoy, and please tell T.R. How much you appreciate her!. Many blessings, Karen

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There is not meant to make anyone feel like they should aim to be on this list. I share the posts that speak to me throughout the month. That’s all. 🙂 

This is our fourth installment this year of community spotlight. I’m so thankful that I’ve gotten to meet new people and continue to grow in the friendships I’ve made from last year.

If you like checking out new bloggers, or enjoy the material matter below check out these amazing bloggers and their posts. 🙂

Here are the posts that spoke to me this month.

Through Ink & Image- And Then, Sunday… – Lynn shares a beautiful post covering the mourning of Christ. She expresses the feelings and emotions shared by those who cared for Christ and those who feared Him. A powerful statement she shared is that God never intended for us to grieve, that was something we encountered…

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God in the Dark: Light Pierces the Dark

God in the Dark Cover

“It’s hard to be a Christian,” was a stranger’s comment when he asked me about God in the Dark. We were in the sun on a hot day waiting for the celebration to begin, a graduation ceremony.

The crowd, the heat, the noise disappeared as we explored Sarah Van Diest’s 31 devotions focused on recognizing God in the dark places of pain and suffering. We looked up Scripture on our phones; we found where he could purchase a copy, and we bonded with Van Diest.

God orchestrated a divine appointment, and He used God in the Dark as the tool to start the conversation.

God in the Dark goes deep into those places where some Christians are reluctant to admit that they are walking through–those shadows of doubt, the caves of despair, and the pits of pain. It asks, “Why?”

“Does God see me?”

“Can I see God in what I’m going through?” Continue reading God in the Dark: Light Pierces the Dark

What’s Living for Christ Mean to You? What’s your purpose?

Pansies - 1Paul writes in Philippians 1:21-22aFor me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me.

What does living for Christ and fruitful labor look like for you?
In other words, what’s your purpose in life?

Please share in the Comments Section your thoughts.

 

15 Quotes from Ann Voskamp’s The Broken Way

 

Broken Way

Ann Voskamp’s The Broken Way challenges readers to dig deep within themselves. We’re prompted to ask the gritty questions.

“Is there a purpose in the brokenness that I’m experiencing?”

“What can I learn from my pain?”

“What is really important? To God? To me?”

Continue reading 15 Quotes from Ann Voskamp’s The Broken Way

30 Blessings & 25 Responsibilities for Christians

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:3-6

Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Think of it! The Creator of the Universe chose that His followers should be holy and blameless before Him and has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Not some. EVERY spiritual blessing! Continue reading 30 Blessings & 25 Responsibilities for Christians