Favorite Christian Movies

  • FireProof
  • God's Not Dead
  • God's Not Dead 2
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • I'm Not Ashamed
  • The Shack
  • War Room
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Dear my NEW Christian Self

Dear Fran,

It's taken forever for you to have the courage to get in front of people and confess your love to Jesus Christ. Well, you finally did it. You took the courage and did it. You confessed that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior in front of your new home church. You always knew who your savior was, but you were always afraid. You didn't think you were worthy because you never attended church, when you were a child because your family stopped going to church before you were born. You were baptized as a baby, but when you got older you felt you didn't get a choice in the matter. You always felt you needed to find the right church to be apart of. Well, you finally did. It didn't take long for you to decide either.
The last 33 years you've felt like you were missing something in your life. You devoted your last two years to finding out what it was. It took your friend Anna to finally tell you what it was. You wish she could've been here for it. Now in less than two weeks, you will be baptized in your new home church in front of family and friends. You will be apart of an amazing and loving church family. You'll get to grow more. You'll also find out what God wants you to do. You'll get to serve, wherever they need you to in the church.
Your girls will get to be apart of the church too and they'll get to decide, when they are ready to be baptized.
Your husband will even be there for your baptism. The man who stopped believing, but supports his wife decision. He's proud of me for making the decision. Now you're going to keep praying for him. He knows you pray for him, but you'll have additional support for prayer.
Your new church home will grow your children. You got to experience it on how they taught your youngest daughter during VBS week.

Thank you, Fran for finally not being afraid.

Thanks to Anna for giving me the courage and strength.

Thank you, Jesus for saving Fran.

You finally are full!!

Much Love,
from your new self.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Life sometimes hurt...

Have you ever met that one person who changed your life? 

I met her last year around Father's Day. My husband and girls had already met her because my oldest daughter was friend's with her son and daughter and my husband had met her at after care. I heard some amazing things about her and couldn't wait to meet her.
I met her, when she invited my family and I to come with her to church one Sunday. My husband unfortunately didn't want to go, but myself and the girls went to church with her and her little ones.
Almost every Sunday during the summer, we were going to church with her, our new family friend.
My daughters looked up to her and I admired her and her faith. She changed my life.
She got me going to church and spending more time with Jesus. I starting working on bible studies, spending time with Jesus on my free time, and spending time praying. It was all because of our new family friend that I changed. I could talk to her about faith and not be criticized over it. She prayed for my husband to gain his faith again. She prayed for me and my girls. I prayed for her and her little ones. It was like I had known her forever. She made us feel welcome in a small country town we were still getting used to.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Trust in the Lord No Matter the Circumstances

My devotional today mentions the following in it:

Choose to trust Me in ALL circumstances 

This is something I'm learning to do with Jesus because I should definitely trust Him always, not just sometimes. 
He gave his life for me, so I've promised to live my life for Him.

Everyone does it.
They choose to trust the Lord, when everything is going well. When circumstances start getting tough, we choose to rebel against the Lord and complain about our bad circumstances. Instead, we should always trust Him. No matter what.

I've been learning in the last few months to always trust in Him. I have some rough moments at work, but I turn to Jesus, when those days at work are rough. 
It's like having weight come off my shoulders, when I have complete trust in the Lord. 
I no longer have the bug of worry trying to take me over. I trust Him because believe me my circumstances are not anything like what Jesus went through for us, when he was betrayed and died on the cross. 

If there is one thing I want to share with everyone today.
No matter how rough the circumstances can get/be, choose to stay on the path of Life with Jesus, enjoying His Presence always. We're never alone because we have Him to help us through it.

"But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, "You are my God." - Psalm 31:14
Saturday, January 28, 2017

I am stronger because of Him.

The work week started off rough for me, but then it changed. It got better. I became stronger thanks to prayer.

It was like the weight lifted off of me because during the beginning of the week, when I was getting upset I prayed to God to help me through it. At the end of the week I was smiling and relieved for his strength. He got me through the rough times of the work week to get me to the best times. No it's not due to the weekend. It was due to so many things that just appeared that made sense. I was letting my worry get to me and I was letting some of my co-workers upset me. Instead, my mind changed by the end of the week and my prayers for strength kept me from letting anything get to me. I felt stronger thanks to God. I leaned on Him, when I was falling and He pulled me back up.
Sunday, January 22, 2017

God Is NOT Dead!!!!

I live in a house of division. My oldest daughter who believes in Jesus, my youngest daughter who is starting to understand Jesus, and my husband who is an Atheist. Yes, you can say life can be difficult at times, especially when you have a skeptic in the house. He doesn't try to stop us from believing in Jesus. He doesn't stop me from praying and reading the bible. I even mention that I pray for him daily. I wish he would believe again in Jesus.
Here's something about my husband that I know may have lost his sense of not believing. My husband lost his mom six years ago to colon cancer. She was an avid Christian who devoted her life to Jesus. She helped so many people. After she passed away, my husband had his colon checked and ended up having 10 polyps during the checkup. One of the polyps was close to being malignant and the doctor mentioned he may have not have survived up to 50 years old, if he hadn't come in for a checkup. I was thankful for my husband getting checked. Him on the other hand became angry and upset. After that he stopped believing in Jesus. Although, in my heart he stopped believing long ago. He stopped going to church and actually felt like it was a chore for him to even go with his family. He won't even step foot in a church anymore and it bothers my oldest daughter that he won't go with us. It breaks my heart that he doesn't want to go as a family. We just leave him home alone, while we go off to church. Just me and girls.
Saturday, January 21, 2017

Rachel Joy Scott - Forever Remembered

I watched I'm Not Ashamed last weekend and I may have used a whole entire box of tissues, while watching it. I didn't even know Rachel personally, and I feel she definitely made a impact in my life after watching I'm Not Ashamed.
I remember the incident of the Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, like it was yesterday. I came home from school that day like always and my mom had mentioned a shooting at a Colorado school. I was a sophomore, so I didn't spend much time watching the news and worrying about what was going on. I was too worried about getting my homework and studying in for school because I wanted to keep my 3.8 GPA.
That day reminded me that no where was safe and my mom was worried, what if this kind of incident happened at my high school.
After watching I'm Not Ashamed, Rachel's story reminded me of struggles I went through in high school. You know the cliques in school, some that picked on each other. I was bullied up until my Junior Year due to my skin tone being a lighter color than everyone else's and I was quiet and shy and kept to myself. I was into my studies more than hanging out with my friends and that made me different than the popular kids. I enjoyed school and a lot of the students were intimidated by it. In Rachel's case people were intimidated by her faith. She loved Jesus.