Frankly, On Faith: When it’s Time to Leave

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

Are you an emotional pack rat? Do you hold onto the past in hopes of rescuing those broken bits and pieces to make them whole? Do you stay in the game longer than you should?

When Jesus called His disciples, He told them to drop everything. They couldn’t move forward without letting go of what hindered them, and in the perspective of heaven versus earth, what hinders is, well, nearly everything.

It’s hard, right? Even now, as Christians, we want to make the best of things. It’s hard to see something crumble … read the rest. . .

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Beckie Lindsey: When God is Silent

Welcome Beckie Lindsey to Frankly, My Dear. I’ve known this strong woman since she messaged me three years ago. “Can I pick your brain on writing? I’ll buy you a Starbucks.” I pretty much offered to let her move into my study if she supplies coffee regularly. Our friendship developed and is still maintained through a mutual bond of writing, God, cats, and yes, coffee. I’m pleased as punch to have been the first editor on her soon-to-be published Beauties for Ashes, and invited her to share her faith with us.

By Beckie Lindsey @LindseyBeckie

I have a confession … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: Time for Everything

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

There are many Bible verses that discuss God’s time. He is eternal, but we are not. We have an earthly beginning and end. And in the current pressures to multi-task and do more, more, more, we often feel we can’t keep up and will never get any of it done.

In those moments, it’s okay ~ good, even ~ to step back. Step down. Say, “Wait.” Say, “No.” It’s good to know we don’t have to do it all, and we don’t have to have it all done at the same time. … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: Don’t Run From the Inevitable

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

There are many Scriptures referencing fish. Portraying Christ as the Fisher of Men was an idea we still understand and relate to today.

The waters swarm with fish. Bread and fish are what fed the masses. The Kingdom of Heaven casts its net and we will be sorted into keepers or trashers. [I hope I’m a keeper.]

But there’s another fish reference. Actually, it’s bigger than a fish. It’s a great fish, and most have interpreted it to be a whale. It’s the one that swallowed Jonah.

See, God had a task … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: Let Your “No” Be “No”

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith

Let’s face it: We’re people pleasers. We don’t like being told “no,” and we don’t always like having to say it. We let others sway us or question our determination.

How often does the following dialogue happen in your conversations:

 

“I can’t.”
“Are you sure?”
“Yeah. I’m too busy.”
“Really?”
“I just don’t want to.”
“But why not?”
“Look, I can’t, okay?”
“Oh, well. If you’re going to be that way about it.”

We end up feeling guilty for not sticking to our original plan, for letting others influence us into … read the rest. . .

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