{ What if IT is Meant To Be Broken}

“Let’s Talk Relationships”

It is so easy to slip into fix it mode. But what if it is meant to be broken?

Alison approached me  and asked me to pray about writing an article for her series, “Let’s Talk Relationships” I prayed about it and thought about this a lot. One question kept coming to my mind as I prayed about it, “What if IT is meant to be broken?” You may have come to this series  with the question “Why”?

  • Why  are relationships broken?
  • Why is this world so broken?
  • Why can’t I fix this?




You may have come here and are in the midst of a broken relationship looking for a way to fix it.  I have had the same questions. I have had severed friendships and family relationships that have fallen apart. I have searched the internet reading blog posts trying to find the answers to life’s brokenness and problems. I have run to my friends with an expectation of getting an answer! I praise God for friends and the internet. God in His sovereignty has placed people and the internet in our lives for a reason but they are not the answer to the questions we have. Nor do these things in themselves meet our ultimate needs.  Will you join me over at Life of Scope as I attempt to answer the question, ” What if IT is meant to be broken?”



{Reading the Book of 1 Timothy~Week 7}

Conduct in the Household of God: The Pillar and Support of the Truth

 The church is the pillar and support of the truth. 

I am writing these things to you, hoping to come to you before long; but in case I am delayed. I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, the pillar and support of the truth. 1 Timothy 3:14-15

Do you know what the instructions to the church are? Do you know the qualifications and function of the elder? Join Conforming To The Truth as we explore the book of 1 Timothy to learn the answers to these questions and more.Two things to notice in these verses:

  1. The church is God’s possession
  2. Believers are members of God’s household.

The “church” is not the building it is the people, the true believers that make up  the household of God.  Because it is His church we are to bow the knee to His instructions. True believers may not understand everything that is written in the word of God but a true believer will stand on the truths of the word regardless of whether they understand them or not. We are called for the purpose of contending for the faith which brings glory and honor to our King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, who deserves honor and glory forever and ever. Continue reading

Do You REALLY Believe ALL the Scriptures?

Have you ever come face to face with the fact that you may not believe all that the Scriptures teach? Join me today at Satisfaction Through Christ as I discuss this topic.


Do you sometimes find yourself doubting the word of God? The Bible says all Scripture is God breathed.Do you really believe all the Scriptures? I have been in church all my life. I remember going to church every Sunday morning, Sunday night,and Wednesday night. I remember being in Sunday school and participating in many years of VBS. I even taught Sunday School and VBS. I spent 14 years of my adulthood with the same people in the same church. I always believed that “I believed” everything that is written in Scripture. I  also believed everyone that attended church believed it too. I soon learned that just because someone

  • goes to church
  • says they are a Christian
  • says they believe the word of God


{Reading the Book of 1 Thessalonians~Week 5}

Message of encouragement: Knowing and Expressing our Faith

Finding encouragement when you do not know you need it! We are reading through the book f 1 Thessalonians learning how to live under suffering. We would love for you to join in with us!As I have read and re-read this book over the last several days I cannot help but think about the faith, the love, and the steadfastness of hope the Thessalonica church understood and expressed.  This church was conceived under much tribulation and that tribulation continued after its conception. I think we forget, we do not think about,  or do not grasp the fact that from the beginning of the church’s existence  it has been under attack. News Flash, persecution, and suffering will never cease for the church. This is not our home. We are aliens and strangers in this place.  Our call is to live victorious through Christ and call sinners to repentance amidst the hostility and persecution of the world. But as we can see through the words of this book we have a living hope and a gospel that comes with power! Continue reading

{Reading The Book of Colossians~ Week 4}

Be watchful in a Deceptive World: Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

Are you being led astray by the deception of the world and traditions of man? Read the book of Colossians with us and learn how as a believer to not be led astray. Paul begins this letter  giving thanks to God for the faith that these believers had for Jesus Christ and their love for the brethren. Their faith and love had its root in the hope of the gospel, the word of Truth. The word of truth that bears fruit and is always increasing. Fruit that will last and will never  pass away.

As a new believer, we start out with so much joy and excitement. This is as it should be. But, then life creeps in and this joy and excitement tends to waver, doubt comes in and takes the place of joy and begins to crowd out our hope. Remember Eve and the garden? Satan plants a seed of doubt and if we are not looking to Christ our hope of glory that seed of doubt begins to grow and if we do not cut it off through the truth of the word it soon becomes a fortress of weeds and obscures the beauty and the security of the truth that is ours. Continue reading