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: 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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Frankly, On Faith: Give Thanks

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

This is the time of year we don’t need reminding to be thankful for what we have. Food on the table, surrounded by family and friends.

Or do we?

Is it the big things that bring to mouth the words, “I’m thankful.”?

Or is the little, everyday things?

This week I challenge you to give thanks for things not often considered:

  • For teeth as we brush them, for the ability to chew food.
  • Strangers we pass. They’re someone’s family.
  • The fridge that holds our food.
  • The attendants at gas stations and convenience stores.
  • The air
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