Frankly, On Faith: Rest Easy.

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

We’re a busy culture. We are go-go-go with not just a lot on one plate, but many plates. The Bible warns us the sloth will perish in poverty, but we can take the opposite to extreme which is just as ignorant.

Scripture has many verses about the need for rest. It refreshes our spirits, gives us time to connect with God, allows our bodies to recoup and recharge.

Health experts have always praised the benefits of rest.

This doesn’t mean sleep, which we do every day. It means to limit your activity … 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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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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Can You Identify a Counterfeit?

by Beckie Lindsey @BeckieLindsey_

Beckie Lindsey: Can You Identify a Counterfeit?

Beckie Lindsey: Can You Identify a Counterfeit?

One of the hottest topics in our culture today is fake news. Obviously, not all news is fake. At the same time, not everything we hear and read is true. It goes without saying the importance of knowing the difference between what is authentic and what is counterfeit.

The United States Secret Service advises the best way to guard against the threat of accepting counterfeit currency, is to become more familiar with authentic currency.

The same concept can be applied to our walk with God.

The Bible states … read the rest. . .

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Champagne and Supernovas

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

Frankly, My Dear . . . Effervesce, baby.

Frankly, My Dear . . . Effervesce, baby.

This is one of those Do-I-or-Don’t-I-post-this posts. Prayer life is personal, private. Yet we’re exhorted to pray with and for one another.

At Blue Ridge I had many conversations. About writing. Living in faith. Bringing the two together and at times, amplifying one over the other.

Saying our good-byes is always hard. I wanted to leave my peeps with a message of hope and empowerment. And it struck me.

We are the champagne, and God is the bubbles. We’re bottled up tight, conforming to our surroundings only read the rest. . .

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