Frankly, On Faith: At the Table

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

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.

“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous how well I know it.”
~Psalm 139:14 NLT

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

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

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 … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: God Will Give You Rest

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

God doesn’t lie. He doesn’t manipulate, coerce, or push us into doing things.

Sure, there are times on this earth when life goes sideways or worse, upside down. That’s not God’s design. That’s the result of free will and sin.

You know what God’s design for us here on earth is? Joy. Peace. Community. Love. Beauty. Understanding. Freedom. Rest.

There’s at least one reference to resting in God in each book of the Bible. I’d say that means it’s a pretty significant message, wouldn’t you?

Then Jesus said, “Come to me,
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Frankly, On Faith: Pray Without Ceasing

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

What does it mean to pray without ceasing?

Well, for starts, it doesn’t mean to not do anything else. I mean, we still have jobs to go to, houses to clean, people to take care of. But we can do all those things with a prayer on our lips or in our hearts. Praying without ceasing is to acknowledge that God is never ceasing.

“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT

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Frankly, On Faith: Dig In To Life

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Frankly, On Faith.

Frankly, On Faith.

You’re weary. A little unsure, a little keeping yourself in the shadows. There’s a lot on your plate and you don’t know how to manage it all.

But you know what? Look around: You’re not alone. Everyone has their own shadows. Everyone has their own food to chew. So don’t compare yours to theirs. And don’t be afraid. The dark is a little scary. Those lumpy potatoes are not what you asked for.

But look! There’s light ahead.

Take a deep breath, and step up to the plate.

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