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Too much of a Martha, and not enough of a Mary.

I’ve been uncomfortable in my complacency for a couple of months now, yet too confused to do anything about it because it seemed that everything I have ever tried in the past has landed me right back where I started in beginning with more wear-and-tear than I bargained for. On Sunday I prayed and asked the Lord to do a work in my life – I laid the fleece out on the lawn, if you will. I prayed that He would reveal Himself to me and grab ahold of my heart.

I prayed that my Prayer Life would become real – not just going through the motions of asking for things when I’m in need, but that I would learn to praise Him when things are taking place that are perhaps unpleasant. I prayed that I would be more concerned with what God thought about my prayer life than what my prayers sounded like to others. God doesn’t care about fancy words and impressive praise — He cares about what’s in my heart.

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The awkward things you read on Facebook {chapter 1}

I’m starting a new series today that just might go on until this blog is… um… dead? The title’s pretty boss though, eh? “The Awkward Things You Read On Facebook.”  Epic. *fist pump*

If you think my blog is psycho, you should probably avoid my facebook page at all costs (feel free to friend request me at your own risk; you’ve been warned).

I have well over 2100+ friends connected on my facebook page, and to answer the question that is on everyone’s mind right now – no, I don’t know them all personally. Here’s my rule of thumb: if someone friend requests me and has at least a couple mutual friends, I’ll accept their request. If someone friend requests me and we have no mutual friends at all, there better be an explanation waiting in my inbox otherwise they’re getting denied. Sorry, that’s just how I roll. Oh, and of course, I’m allowed to friend request anyone I want to. ha.

Despite the fact that we’re all pretty much strangers, I’m gonna take a stab in the dark and say that probably 96% of them are Christians (or at least claim to be). With that said, there’s a lot of people out there standing on their soap boxes (like me), sharing their opinions with everyone and anyone who will read them (like me), trying to come up with the next most amazing post ever written (like me). Below is a post that fits all three of the aforementioned categories… and it was writting by… a man. *all at once now: aaaaawwkwarrrrd!*

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My Ceiling {clumsy Christian.}

Last night as I adjusted my pillow  my blanket flew off my arm and knocked over a full bottle of IZZE all over my brand new bookshelf headboard. This morning I knocked over a can of Aizona half-and-half green tea and lemonade. It. was. a. mess. And then I realized, you know, sometimes my Spiritual life isn’t any more graceful than my physical one — I’m a clumsy individual, and sometimes (more times than not) I’m a clumsy Christian.

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KJV 400th Anniversary Reading | Psalm 119:121-176 {youversion.com}

I mentioned last week that I signed up to participate in the KJV Bible Reading program that was to take place today… at noon. (Yes, I missed the deadline… by several hours. I’m sooOorry.)

But, fear not, I’m hear to fulfill my part of the event. You know what they say, better late than never.

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Snow day snippets {4.30.11}

This week was probably one of the most insane, busiest weeks I’ve had in a long time. Yesterday I felt like I was slowly slipping into a mental condition worthy of the psych ward. Then I hit a sugar high when I was helping bake little cakes for a Missions Trip fundraiser. It was crazy.

So, needless to say, I’m thankful that the weekend is here, despite the fact that I’m not going to see much of it. It’s a jam-packed weeked full of events and activities and music practices. But I’m excited about it. And a little stressed out.

On that note, I hope you enjoy the articles I linked to in this week’s SDS’s post… — and I’m going to go sit in a corner somewhere – knees to my chest, while rocking back and forth.  ;]

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Book Review: “Life, In Spite of Me” (Kristen Jane Anderson)

Empty.  Hurting. Broken.  Searching.

All those words describe how Kristen felt inside. Her home-life was slowly crumbling apart; she was devastated by the recent suicide of her friend; depression weighed heavy on her mind; her grades were plummeting; the party scene was sucking her in; and God seemed nowhere in sight.

In Life, In Spite of Me,”  Kirsten Jane Anderson tells her story how she lay down on cold, icy train tracks just days after the New Year and tried to end her life. Thirty-three freight-train cars ran over her legs at fifty-five miles per hour before it came to a screeching halt. Expecting her life to be over, she looked down and saw her legs laying several feet away from her body – and she realized her worst nightmare had come true. She was alive… her suicide attempt was a failure.

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Book Giveaway: click here for details!

I have been talking about having a contest/book giveaway for about the past month and a half now, and I’m pleased to announce that I’m finally launching said giveaway!

Recently I reviewed Rick Schworer’s book “Roadmap Through Revelation”  {click here for my review}.  This book really helped me to better understand the future events that Revelation talks about, and I believe it will help you as well.  I have decided to give a copy of this book away to the winner of this contest – but not just any  copy… a signed-by-the-author  copy!

I truly believe that Christians ought to constantly try to edify themselves through the reading of godly and biblically supported materials.  By doing so, the Christian learns more about the Spiritual life and their role in it, and also learns how to better defend their faith and give an answer for the hope that is in us (I Peter 3:15).

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That Book in your hand.

The following is an excerpt from a book I just finished reading a few days ago. About a week ago I posted a different excerpt from it as a note on facebook (you can read that here), and as of this morning, the discussion under said note is still going on.

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So the question is this:  is the King James Bible “inspired” or “preserved?”  The answer is simple:  both!  It is not inspired in the same fashion as the Originals were.  In the case of the Originals, they started with a blank sheet of paper and when a man was done writing, the result was the inspired originals (Ps. 12:6).  We all know the King James translators did not sit in a room with a blank sheet of paper and write as did Isaiah.  No, they had both Greek and Hebrew manuscripts, numerous early English translations, as well as foreign language translations.  For that reason we say the King James Bible is the preserved Word of God (Ps. 12:7).

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Book Review: “Roadmap Through Revelation” (Rick Schworer)

If I were to ask you what Book of the Bible is one of the most difficult to understand and keep straight, no doubt Revelation would be one of the most common answers. There is just so much going on – events happening, people coming onto and going off the scene, wars breaking out, natural disasters that are anything but natural, death and destruction – it’s like a horror story that the human mind can’t even fully comprehend. But it’s not something that Hollywood conjured up – the Book of Revelation is going to happen, you can count on it. It’s a book of Prophecy contained in the pages of God’s Word.

If you’re anything like me, you’re one of those people who have struggled with the book of Revelation. My Sunday School teaacher just finished a year-and-a-half series on Revelation, and despite my teachers great lectures Revelation was still about as clear as mud for me. If you fall into “my” category, then I have just the book for you.

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God’s Word: wearing out the hammers.

Today’s post is a short one. A simple one. Not much of my own words. However, apart from Jesus Christ, there is nothing greater that could ever be talked about: God’s Word. Over the next month or so I’ll be reading a lot of books about the Bible, writing my reviews of them, and posting them here for you to read if you so wish.

Back in December I posted my thoughts on the King James Bible. In that post I gave my current thoughts on the issue and shared with you all that I was still studying out the topic so I could know more for myself instead of basing my beliefs on a “he said, she said” basis. And as many of you know, this year marks the 400th anniversary or the KJV. While it is always important to study the Word of God, I think now is definitely an appropriate time to focus on it even more.

Over the past couple of weeks I have bought quite a few books on the matter, and I will be attending Bible Conferences throughout the year so I have no doubt I’ll end up with a few more books. I also purchased myself a copy of the DVD that was just released, “KJB: the Book that Changed the World.”

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