June 1, 2010 I published the last issue (at least for a while) of Girl Talk my teen girl magazine. Since this blog was originally designed for the purpose of publishing weekly devotions for the magazine and later the magazine itself I decided to create another blog that isn’t connected to Girl Talk.

I’ll probably still publish book reviews or other items here now and again but you’ll more often find me at Trusting Him with Today. I hope you’ll stop by

Feb 27, 2008

Why Not Christ?

(for those who haven’t yet made him their choice)

"Why not Christ?" I often wonder when I hear about senseless acts of violence and fights on our school campuses and in society involving young people.

“I wonder if he/she knew Jesus as Lord?” goes through my mind anytime I hear of a young person dying. The reason is because it seems at times to be very difficult to get teenagers to realize their need for a savior.

It all seem so obvious the choice between good and bad, right and wrong, heaven and hell… yet it’s a choice that many people struggle to make. But really what does this world have to offer that stands out more than what our heavenly father offers?

Acts 17:28 states
'For in him we live and move and have our being.'

Outside of Christ we have nothing. He is the reason for our very existence. He is the one behind everything that has gone right in our lives and he’s the one who has held us and helped us to keep it together when things have gone wrong.

God loves you young ladies. He wants you to give your heart to Him. He’s heard the excuses, “I’m too young…” “I want to have a little fun first…” “I don’t want to give up my music…” “My friends will think I’m strange….” But yet his word says

1 As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it. 2 For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation
2 Corinthians 6:1-3 (emphasis mine) (NLT)

Think about it… why not Christ? It’s an obvious choice, one that will change your whole life. Won’t you make it today?

Feb 18, 2008

What's in your heart?

11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
12 Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm 119:11-12;105

Oh Wow $20.00! I exclaimed to myself as I pulled what I thought was a piece of paper out of my handbag. I hadn’t used that particular bag in a few months and I had put it there the last time I used it and had forgotten about it. However, I found it at just when I needed it most.

This is how the word of God is. At times we read and it seems like we’re not understanding it or getting anything from it. However, as we read and listen to the word of God we are hiding it away in our hearts without even realizing it. But like that $20.00 did to me it will come back to you when you really need it.

There may be days when you’re going through situations and a scripture you didn’t even realize that you knew just comes to mind. At that moment that scripture may contain the answer you were seeking. It may be something that causes you to pause and think a moment about a decision you were going to make or something that encourages or motivates you to make it through the day. Whatever the case may be, it can only happen if the word is already in you.

So I encourage you to hide God’s word away in your heart. Even on the days when it doesn’t seem like anything is sinking in continue to spend time in His word. I promise you’ll never regret it.

Feb 13, 2008

The Ultimate Valentine

For Love Alone

For love alone my savior hung
Upon the rugged cross of Calvary
With open arms of love stretched wide
To embrace this sinful world
Men, women, boys and girls.

He hung there with a crown of thorns
Upon his head, and nail pierced
Hands and feet stained red
Yet through swollen lips He said
Father, forgive them

All alone my savior hung there,
With no one to protest his fate
His father forsook him,
His friends denied him,
Yet for love alone he hung there…dying

For love alone he paid the price
Became a living sacrifice
Wounded, battered and bruise
For our sins was he
Yet he did so willingly.

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