Frankly, On Faith: God Will Give You Rest

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

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?

The thing is, we’re taught to carry our own loads. … 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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Frankly, On Faith: Faith is Not Magical

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

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 will force the … read the rest. . .

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Frankly, On Faith: Dig In To Life

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

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.

‘Cause you know why?

You got this.

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

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

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 . . . These five tenets are what FMD is built on. And … read the rest. . .

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