It has now been seven years since I started this blog. How quickly time goes by! We are many members but we are one in the body of Christ. Therefore you do not journey alone! Hopefully through this site you will be encouraged by the fact that many things you are going through in your own walk, others are going through (or have gone through) as well. Sometimes we think we are "going through things alone." But we are not. God said that "He would Never Leave Nor Forsake Us." (Hebrews 13:5) and that "There is Nothing New Under The Sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9). No man is an island. It's easy to forget that. May the words in this blog help you to think, encourage you in whatever spiritual state you are in and may the Lord use them to help us to grow in Him! He is the Author and Finisher of our faith!

I don’t want any readers to think that I am “promoting” being a prodigal. I definitely am not. But what I am hoping to do – is to encourage those of us who either have had or are currently experiencing a hard time in our walk to be honest about it. Personal conviction is a powerful thing, especially if you truly love the Lord. I think that sometimes the Body of Christ critiques and judges to the point where the person who is at the other end of that pointing finger feels ostracized, alienated and alone. I don't think that that is what Jesus intended. When I read through my Bible - I see a firm yet gentle restoration that Jesus ministered to those around Him. Look at John 21:15-19. When Peter who was at an all time low point in his walk - he was firmly, yet lovingly restored by Jesus. He didn't tear him down, or yell or make him feel any worse then he already did. He spoke to him lovingly and gently - and in doing so, Peter was able to repent and minister in a much more powerful, humble and confident way and it became one of the largest ministries ever.

Please note that I am only a vessel, my calling - to write. I dedicate this blog to the Lord and ask that He use it to reach out and touch whoever needs a special, loving, personal touch from Him. My hope is that the Holy Spirit allows you to see Him through the words (and not me). We go through things so that we can extend our right hand of fellowship behind us to assist and help someone else. Our Bible is the same today, as it was yesterday as it will be tomorrow. (I am far from perfect and do not profess to have all the answers...) but the good news is - Our Heavenly Father does! His love, forgiveness, grace and mercy is real!Nothing you are experiencing in your walk comes as a surprise to Him! May He be glorified through this blog and may God bless you at whatever stage in your walk you are in!~

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January 29, 2015

100% Pure January Silliness...

My mother laughed at me when I told her that my word so far for 2015 is "Meh."  I like that word. I love the way it sounds and I like the way it is written and I like the meaning... "Meh..."

She informed me that it is a Jewish word - something I didn't know... But now that has given me another reason to like it... After all - I like using a Word from God's "chosen" people.... After all, as a Christian, I've only been grafted in... Although I have researched it and it looks like it is Yiddish...

Meh is the word I use when I've had a date that was unimpressive... (Maybe that's why I've been using it so much...) When I come back from a first date, my girlfriends are in the habit of asking me , "How was it???" to which I have replied, "Meh."  Which answers their question as to if I have any intentions of seeing that individual again... They are waiting for that un-meh response from me... Come to think about, so am I!!! LOL

Meh is the word I use when I feel unimpressed by something... (Usually this includes a slight wave of my left hand and a little lift of my left eyebrow, with a slightly bored, feel-like-I'm-going-to-yawn look in my brown eyes)...

Being able to say, "Meh" in my book means that you are comfortable with who you are.  You have definite opinions and a certain outlook on life.  You know what you want and you are not willing to settle... And you know that you don't have to.

"Meh..."  If you try to say it you might find that you like the way it feels as you mouth it. (Come on now, I see you - you know you are going to try it! Even just once... Grinning into my screen).

It truly has become one of my favorite words..

I will not settle for "Meh" in my life because life is waaaaaaay too short. This is my own opinion, but I think the opposite of  Meh is WOW.  And it is so different from Meh that you allow yourself the chance to say it backwords - WOW.    I look forward to all the upcoming WOW moments in my life - those are the keepers. You know the ones that you just can't forget or the ones that come quickly to your memory with a smile.  Meh moments all run together.  They are unimpressive-scrunch-up-your- face moments.  The word itself is more impressive than the actual situation you are "mehing" about.

Like right about now, you are reading this and probably thinking to yourself, "Yeah Kelly, you have just completely giving me a "meh" moment..."

That's okay... Everyone knows that "Meh" happens! But next time you hear the word, "Meh" you will hopefully smile and think of silly ol'me...

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