Posted in christian living, christianity, Faith, forgiveness, godliness, grace, Jesus, love, redemption, rest

I Need Thee

Footprints in the sand with the Golden Gate bridge in the background in San Francisco
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I need thee oh I need thee 
Every hour I need thee
Oh bless me now my Savior 
I come to thee

 

There’s no question about it. I need Jesus every single day. Every single hour. Every single minute. Without Him, I am nothing. I am destitute. I am lost. I am confused.

But with Him, I’m SAVED! I’m a child of the King! I am FREE!

You can have this freedom too! Jesus didn’t just die for me. He died for you as well! He took the nails for us. He took our shame, our sin and bore it on the cross.

And guess what? One day He’s coming back for His children!

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies with His glories will shine
Wonderful day, my Beloved One bringing
My Savior Jesus is mine

He can be yours too! Just turn to Him, confess your sins to Him and believe in Him.

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Mental Illness is REAL!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ll know that fashion designer Kate Spade committed suicide this past Tuesday. She was famous for her really cute handbags and other accessories. She was only 55 years old.

It was a shame to hear about her passing. It just goes to show that a person can have tons of money and still be unhappy. Money doesn’t buy happiness. Mental illness does not discriminate. It can hit anyone at any time.

Mental illness is real, people! It’s time we started recognizing the signs.

Warning Signs

  • extreme mood swings
  • talking about being burden to others
  • increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
  • talking about being hopeless
  • talking about having no reason to live
  • talking about being trapped and in unbearable pain

What Can You Do?

  • Ask–Talk to them.
  • Be There
  • Listen without judgement
  • Help them connect–create a network of resources and individuals for support
  • Follow up–continue to have contact with them

 

If you or someone you know is severely depressed and suicidal please contact

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

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But you know who else can help? Jesus Christ!

He longs to have a relationship with you and loves you so very much!

True happiness, true peace really can only be found through Jesus Christ. He is our Provider, our Prince of Peace, our Savior and our God.

He understands our pain and longs to comfort us. He’s standing, arms outstretched, waiting and wanting us to run to Him.

Come to Jesus.

Posted in grace, Jesus, love

Stuck?

Have you ever found yourself stuck? Like, you just don’t know which way to go? Like life is just knocking us over and over?

Does life seem pointless sometimes?

Do you feel unloved at times?

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Turn to God. He will show you the right way to go. He will be your guiding light.

Look to Him always. He will never fail you.

He loves you so much. He longs to have a relationship with you.

Romans 5:8 tells us this:

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

He loves us so much despite our sinful nature. Despite our shortcomings. Despite our failures. God. Loves. Us.

His love is unconditional.

Simply put, he loves us with a love that overcomes our failures.

Simply put, God IS love.

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Birthday Month

It’s June 1st, which officially makes it my birthday month! My birthday is actually in a few days, on the 5th. I’m not one of those people who hides their age. I’ll be 35! *sigh* 35. Wait, really? Blah. Maybe I’ll become one of those people who hides their age. So really, I’m 29. 29 and holding! 🙂 🙂

Some people celebrate their birthday all month long. I’ve never done that but maybe I’ll do it with this one. 🙂 I really don’t have any plans for my birthday this year except that I have a doctor’s appointment in the afternoon. Sad, right? Nah, not really. As I get older I’ve come to realize that as long as I’m with my family and friends, I’m content. It’s not about getting gifts at this age. It’s about being with those I love. Hanging out, laughing. Having fun!

I was thinking about how some people have a hard time with certain ages. Wanna know mine? 27. Yes, 27. I don’t know why I had such a hard time with that age but I did. LOL.

My mom’s birthday is actually tomorrow! She has informed me that I can let you all know that she will be 75 years old! Happy Birthday Mom! She had me when she was 40. She turned 40 on June 2, and then 3 days later here comes little ole me! (Well, apparently I wasn’t exactly little. I may or may not have been 9 lbs.) HAHAHA

 

What are your birthdays like?