Frankly, On Faith . . . : My Imperfect Bible Reading

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

God has never required us to be perfect to be in His presence.

In my mind I know this, but in my actions, my soul, my convictions . . . Well, that’s another story. Or another lie.

The enemy will use whatever he can to get to us, and that includes climbing inside our heads and making us think our thoughts are our own. But we can conquer those negativities one at a time.

When I chose to embrace my imperfections for this year, it opened up an attitude of joy. I’m no longer stressed … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith . . . : Start at the Beginning

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

I hate when there’s so much information coming at me that things get lost in translation. Too many people talking at once, too many this-that-and-the-other-thing. A lot of jumping ahead and jumping ship.

That’s when I put up my hands. Whoa. Stop. I can’t keep up.

Take it slower. Take it one bite at a time.

Start at the beginning.

Get the story to me, completely, in a way I can understand it.

And when we’re halfway through what I should know, but don’t, let’s do it again:

Reverse. Start at the beginning. Reaffirm what … 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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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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Frankly, On Faith: Pray Without Ceasing

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

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.

Now, I know not every moment is a happy-cake-and-party moment. Some are sad, frustrating, hurtful and hurting moments.

You know what? God knows. And He is loving you through every millisecond … read the rest. . .

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