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          Random thoughts from someone trying to walk in His light

    Sat, Mar 29th - 9:28AM



    Hey

    "Holding a grudge is like drinking poison hoping someone else will get sick"

    "Sweet Revenge"
        Barlow Girl

    Did you see that I was hurt?
    Did you know that you had left me crying there?
    Now I'm holding all you words close till you feel this pain too
    But you live on so unaware
    While I thought somehow this hate would heal me
    But this hate is never ending and it's only killing me
    Oh sweet revenge you've lied again
    I find I can't get free till I release this vengeance that I seek
    Forgive you the only thing I want to live I'm ready to be free
    Maybe you've been wounded too
    Maybe all this is your self protection
    All the hurts you thought were hidden
    Are the one now hurting me
    So who will make the pattern end?
    I find I can't get free till I release this vengeance that I seek
    Forgive you, the only thing I want to live I'm ready to
    Break these chains
    Won't see this through
    'Cause setting you free means my freedom too
    I find I can't get free till I release this vengeance that I seek
    Forgive you the only thing I want to live I'm ready to be free



    Comment (2)

    Thu, Mar 13th - 9:42AM



    Quote from Erica Haub's blog:

    "On a mission trip in Honduras a few years ago, we were all sitting with some of the villagers around a fire in the evening. One of the members of our team said, "Let's all go around and share our favorite Bible verse."

    This sort of thing can be tough for us scripturally challenged Methodists! Someone mentioned John 3:16, somebody else said 1 Corinthians 13. A Honduran woman said, through a translator, "I love that passage toward the end of Luke's gospel, where Jesus says that the world is coming to an end, the moon will turn blood red, and everything will be burned and disappear. Such a comfort."

    That's her favorite Bible passage? A comfort?

    A nurse, sitting next to me whispered, "I talked with that woman in the clinic today. She has had four children, three of whom died in infancy because of hunger."

    Then it hit me. Sometimes the difference between bad news and good news (gospel) is where you happen to be when you get the news. What sounded like bad news to me, "This world, which has been so good to you and your family, is ending. God is going to destroy all of it. This isn't the world God wanted; this is the world you built" seen through the eyes of the poor, is good news, gospel."




    Comment (2)

    Wed, Mar 5th - 9:57AM



    Hey,

    As you can see, not much original thinking going on. But ...

    I Believe In Love

    Barlow Girl

    How long will my prayers seem unanswered?
    Is there still faith in me to reach the end?
    I'm feeling doubt I'm losing faith
    But giving up would cost me everything
    So I'll stand in the pain and silence
    And I'll speak to the dark night

    I believe in the sun even when it's not shining
    I believe in love even when I don't feel it
    And I believe in God even when He is silent
    And I, I believe

    Though I can't see my stories ending
    That doesn't mean the dark night has no end
    It's only here that I find faith
    And learn to trust the one who writes my days
    So I'll stand in the pain and silence
    And I'll speak to the dark night

    I believe in the sun even when it's not shining
    I believe in love even when I don't feel it
    And I believe in God even when He is silent
    And I, I believe
    No dark can consume Light
    No death greater than this life
    We are not forgotten
    Hope is found when we say
    Even when He is silent

    I believe in the sun even when it's not shining
    I believe in love even when I don't feel it
    And I believe in God even when He is silent
    And I, I believe.



    Comment (2)

    Sat, Mar 1st - 12:59PM



    TAKE MY LIFE
    Third Day

    How many times have I turned away
    The number is the same as the sand on the shore
    But every time You've taken me back
    And now I pray You do it once more.

    Please take from me my life
    When I don't have the strength
    to give it away to You Jesus
    How many times have I turned away
    The number is the same as the stars in the sky
    But every time You've taken me back
    And now I pray You do it tonight.


    I guess this is where I'm at right now. I don't want to look for a new church for a while because I know we'd be just comparing. On thing for sure that I learned is that the pastor of my church is way too important to me. That makes sense since I went through so much to hire one. But we need to get to where we go to church focused on worshiping God and not relying so much on a pastor leading us there. I'm pretty sure that we will be fine and in church by summer, trying to find a more healthy attitude and amount of involvement in ministry. Thanks to those of you who have followed this journey. I hope you found something about it that was helpful in your church attendence, Maybe I'll get back to posting here regularly eventually. I know that it would be a sign that I was spiritually healthier.



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