Category: Faithfully Thinking

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The day God told me I needed to create a war room

One day last month God told me (in so many ways and with various hints) that I needed to go to my war room and pray about all that has been leaving me stressed and tied up in knots inside. The problem was, I didn’t have a war room. I’d never established one. For anyone asking, “what in the world is a ‘war room’?”, … Read More The day God told me I needed to create a war room

When you realize what you thought ‘won’t happen here’ is actually here, right in your backyard

Sitting in our homes in rural Pennsylvania we often watched the news and thought to ourselves, “Whew. Glad that’s not happening here.” We watched children being killed in their schools by children their own age and drug dealers being arrested and drive by shootings and little babies being killed by their mother’s live in boyfriend. And we thought, “Whew. Glad that’s not happening here.” … Read More When you realize what you thought ‘won’t happen here’ is actually here, right in your backyard

Don’t let someone else tell you what God is calling you to be

When you search the internet for the word “calling” one of the definitions is “a strong urge toward a particular way of life or career; a vocation.” In the Christian definition we often use the word to describe God’s plan for our life and we often believe God lays one calling on us and we are to do nothing but that ONE thing. This … Read More Don’t let someone else tell you what God is calling you to be

Faithfully Thinking: A little more of a little less: why the fear of missing out is killing us

Our brain was not wired to process the amount of information we throw at it on a daily basis. The shows we watch. The news we tune into. The podcasts we listen to. The social media we scroll through. The trends and news and health warnings and even the good stuff that is aimed at growing us spiritually. It is information over load. Pastor … Read More Faithfully Thinking: A little more of a little less: why the fear of missing out is killing us

Faithfully Thinking: More thoughts on the doubts even Christians have

Last week I wrote about feeling fake as a Christian when I find myself doubting my faith because of the suffering some people face. I never know if anyone will read my posts when I write them but I write anyhow, I guess as a form of catharsis for myself and also in case someone else feels they are alone in the same thoughts. … Read More Faithfully Thinking: More thoughts on the doubts even Christians have

Faithfully thinking: Don’t base your value on the fake world of photography

Photography today is creating what isn’t real. It’s manipulation of you, the viewer. That beautiful scene with that family in an open field with amazing sun? Nine times out of ten that’s not real. It was edited in Photoshop. The power lines were painted out, the sun flare was added with an overlay and that kid who photo bombed the whole thing was quickly … Read More Faithfully thinking: Don’t base your value on the fake world of photography

Faithfully Thinking: I refuse to call it my anxiety anymore

No weapon formed against you shall prosper,And every tongue which rises against you in judgmentYou shall condemn.This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,And their righteousness is from Me,”Says the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV) I say it at least three times a week. “My anxiety is high today.” “My anxiety has me stressed.” “My anxiety is holding me back.” “I hate my … Read More Faithfully Thinking: I refuse to call it my anxiety anymore

Faithfully thinking: weeding out the bad so the good can survive

My son was recovering from an illness on the couch and watching a cartoon on his laptop, my daughter was watching a cartoon on my phone and I was mindlessly scrolling through Facebook when it all shut off out of the blue. For ten seconds we sat there and looked at each other bewildered. What were we supposed to do now? With all our … Read More Faithfully thinking: weeding out the bad so the good can survive