Frankly, On Faith: At the Table

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

The family table is where it all happens: It’s where the day is discussed over great food. Plans are made. Moments shared. It’s community at its finest. Serious discussion and laughable antics abound.

And when your chair is empty, God sends out His Son to find you and bring you back.

Because you’re that important to Him.

You bring something to the table no one else can: You bring you.

Don’t deprive the family of your company.

And Frankly, My Dear . . . That’s all she wrote!

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Frankly, On Faith: What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

We say it a lot when trying to embolden ourselves to move in a direction we’re not entirely sure of.

“What’s the worst that could happen?”

But do we really want to know the answer?

If we knew the answer, would we hesitate?

What if we didn’t know the finish line, but we knew the journey?

What if the not knowing part is where we shine, where we prove to ourselves what we’re made of?

What if that’s where we say okay, yes, I’ll do it?

So, God says, “Hey. I have an idea. And … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: God is Not a Game Player, He’s a Team Leader.

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

God is not a game player in the sense of messing with us. He doesn’t tease or do a bait-and-hook.

But He’s a great Team Leader. He’s honest from the get-go. Transparent in His game plan for us.

God gave up His star player so the rest of the team could win.

He has never changed the rules. He didn’t replace you with a better athlete, because He knows you are His better athlete. For this game you’re in, for the piece on the board that you represent, the cards you’ve been dealt, the track … read the rest. . .

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When God Locks You In

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

I’m a bit behind in reading my Bible on the One-Year plan. Okay, to be honest, I’m about 331 days behind. What can I say? It’s been that type of year. Well, now that I have a in-and-out-of-office career, I figure I can listen to the Bible through the app on my phone while driving. Less road rage. That’s all I’m sayin’.

I love Genesis. The stories of Creation, the beginning of Man. But I also don’t like it. The beginning of Man being, well, man and all that. You know the drill: Eve ate … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: Earnestly Seeking God

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

I screw up regularly. In case y’all thought my claim to Christianity is perfectionism, it isn’t. It’s forgiveness and being loved through the parts I need forgiveness for. [Can I get a sigh-of-relief-AMEN for that one?]

I am a perfectionist because I try to do everything right. But I’m about as far from perfect as Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. I don’t eat right, sleep enough, love enough. I’m just not that good at taking care of myself.

I do know one thing: God loves me through it all. No matter what. … read the rest. . .

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