Today is my 23rd Anniversary! This weekend my husband came home with 2 dozen roses... times four. After joyfully sharing my story, I was asked about the significance of the number, and at first thought there wasn't any. Yet, I realize now, there are years of significance in remembering through the roses... Wouldn't 100 make it exactly … Continue reading 96 Roses… The Significance of an Anniversary filled with Fears, Tears, and Joy through the Years
Come on, Christian Believers... Rise up! You have to make a CHOICE! You can NOT serve two masters! Either you're with JESUS all the way, or not at all! You can't say you're a Christian, and then tell other people it's okay to worship whomever and however they choose! That's NOT witnessing! That is denying … Continue reading Jesus is Your ONE WAY Ticket to Heaven! Don’t Deny Him! Get on Board!
What can be done when annoying bees buzz gossip into our ears, casting doubt about a friend or loved one's character? How do you handle it? Do you accept the information as valid and true, or do you go directly to your friend for his or her side of the story? Have you let a … Continue reading Queen Bee Gossip: Sweet as Honey or a Toxic Sting?
By Angela Royse Pelleman Formerly published as "God’s Scriptures on Sexual Abuse are Written in Black and White… Not Grey" Confusion and Lies As if it wasn't bad enough to be exposed to unwelcome previews for the pornographic movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, right before Valentine's Day, it's déjà vu, two years later, with … Continue reading Fifty Darker Shades of Sin… Sexual Abuse is not a “grey area”
CHOSEN, ANOINTED, APPOINTED: God chooses all kings. When we understand how God chooses a king, we can apply godly wisdom and discernment when faced with a democratic vote for choosing our new president of the United States of America. Do you have peace about your vote? We can examine five biblical truths from 1 Samuel … Continue reading Choosing a King… 5 Biblical Examples
I love animals. They were created by God for us to enjoy. We are to care for them, as they help us with our work and comfort us. However, given a situation where I had to choose between the lives of my children or the life of an animal, I'd choose my children's precious human … Continue reading YOU Are Worth More Than A Gorilla…God Says So!
Have you forgiven someone, only to be accused of harboring unforgiveness, because you’ve had to establish necessary boundaries for healing and protection? If you're feeling guilty about having less contact because of an unhealthy or abusive relationship, the guilt is not from God. God does not want His children to be doormats. How can we … Continue reading 12 Steps to Forgiveness with Boundaries
Everywhere I look, society is insisting that it knows the true definition of beauty. If I didn’t know Jesus, I might fall for the myths too. Is beauty a woman after a makeover, or one who bares her natural face? Does it finally come when we lose our extra weight, or is it just when … Continue reading 10 Thoughts about How God Reveals True Beauty… NOT Society
Another chain email comes around saying something like, “This is a test. God is love. Send this to 10 people if you love God, and something good will happen to you tomorrow. Don’t break the chain, or else you’re denying God. Share to make sure you get a blessing tomorrow!” These deceitful chain posts cleverly … Continue reading 10 Godly Reasons to Break the Chain Post You Just Received
By Angela Royse Pelleman Confusion and Lies This Valentine’s Day, everyone is talking about the movie that glamorizes a sexually abusive relationship. I don’t even want to write the title, Fifty Shades of Grey. As God quickly gave me words and verses to share, I started wondering: Do they really know that’s it’s wrong, and … Continue reading God’s Scriptures on Sexual Abuse are Written in Black and White…Not Grey