Frankly, On Faith: Faith is Not Magical

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

Magical Thinking. It’s creating the dots that connect “A” to “B”. If I wake up at 5:38 exactly, it’s a sign I should buy a lottery ticket. Or Because I drank two cups of coffee, the tree sprouted new growth.

Magical Thinking, based on superstitions, is faith gone awry.

Faith believes things will happen due to God’s sovereignty,
not because of our own actions.

Magical Thinking removes God from the equation. Miracle Thinking (Faith) understands that we don’t understand, but still we know it’s going to be okay. Magical Thinking says we … read the rest. . .

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Encourage One Another

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

I don’t have answers. I have a lot of questions. A lot of questions. But no answers.

People are hurting, dying, dead. People are struggling, confused, angry, mourning.

And I don’t have any answers.

But I do have love. Compassion. Care.

So I just wanted to say, I’m here in whatever capacity I can be here for you.

It’s not much. But it’s what I have.

And if we each reach out in love, if we link elbows in strength, we can overcome.

Encourage One Another

Encourage One Another

 

At least, I’d like to think so.

TWEET … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: Be Where You Are

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

I’m gonna keep this short.

You’re here for a purpose.

Not only that, but you’re where you are for a purpose.

Will you stay there? Probably not, and that’s okay. Because life is always full of movement. Just like a body in motion tends to stay in motion.

But know this: If you’re breathing, there’s a reason.

You have a purpose.

“But our bodies have many parts,
and God has put each part just where he wants it.”
~1 Corinthians 12:18 NLT

You’re not meant to be an ostrich, or a closet … read the rest. . .

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Five Things Friday: Frankly Faith, Family, Food, and Fun

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Five Things Friday

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Five Things Friday

So, I know the blog’s been a little eclectic lately. A bit of this, a touch of that. A few guest posts. But that’s just like life, isn’t it? I mean, are all your shirts blue? Do you only ever eat eggs for breakfast? Do you never hang out with different people?

I think not.

And that’s why this blog is a li’l bit of everything me and you.

Today’s Five Things Friday is the essential foundation of Frankly, My Dear . . . … read the rest. . .

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CONDEMNATION VS. CONVICTION: How to Tell the Difference

By Beckie Lindsey @BeckieLindsey_

It amazes me how I can go from praising the Lord while singing along with Christian music in my car, to yelling at the person who cut me off—almost simultaneously. But sometimes I react and then regret.

The second half of the scenario plays out like this: The driver who angered me speeds by, oblivious to my plight. The music begins to fade into the background and finally disappear. Now I’m left with an onslaught of negative, harassing thoughts like, What kind of Christian are you? You’re such a phony!  A loser. “Real” Christians don’t have read the rest. . .

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