We don't want it to be. We want it to be a simple yes or no answer. We want clear lines. We want boundaries.
But we also was the answer to align with what we want. We want to blur lines for our own happiness. We want to cross boundaries because it feels good.
Until it doesn't feel good.
Until it doesn't make us happy.
Until we find out that it wasn't what we wanted at all.
One of the most influential books for my life, When God Writes Your Love Story," but Eric and Leslie Ludy, opened my eyes to something I had never considered when it came to sex. In a chapter that Leslie writes, she says:
"Maybe you have learned the hard lesson that casually giving yourself away physically causes incredible pain--you feel guilty, dirty and used afterwards. But have you ever though of your HEART as a treasure every bit as valuable as your physical purity?"
Growing up in a small Lutheran Vs. Catholic town, I learned quickly and at a young age that sex was bad. Period. An…
Psalm37:23-24The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; 24though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand. 1 Peter 4:12-13 12Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
13But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. John 16:33 33“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Psalm 42:11 11Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
Depression is this horrible thing...it's a horrible thing that you're okay with. It is something that feels so helpless and so hopeless you've got nothing but to let it consume you.
Staying in bed really does seem better than a trip to valley fai…
Birthday: January 31, 2001
Favorite Bible Verse: "Proverbs 19:21--because it tells how God will lead the way."
What is one question you would ask Jesus if you could: "why did you choose my plan for me?
What is your favorite thing about FPC: "it is a small and close community."
What do you like most about being a Christian: The church is always there for me, when no one else is."
Tell us three words that describe your faith: " longlasting, developing, and full of Christ."
Birthday February 08, 2002
Favorite Bible Verse: "Jeramiah 29:1--it is uplifting."
What is one question you would ask Jesus if you could: "Why do bad things happen to good people?"
What is your favorite thin about FPC: "we all have close relationships."
What do you like most about being a Christian: "It's reasoning for me/makes me feel less afraid to die because I know I'll go to a better p…