I turned 27 years old today. People keep asking me how it feels to be closer to 30. Honestly, I’m not like how people usually are when they get closer to the next mile stone. I see so many years ahead!! I’m so excited to see what else is going to come my way! Right now, I’m amazed that our bodies can last even this long. That the organs continue to work day and night without stopping when you’re healthy. We put our bodies through so much through our lives and we give them so many reasons to give out on us early. Read More »
When you go to a new church like I wrote about a few weeks ago (link here), one of the first things you may want to do is to find some new friends at that church. For some, it may be difficult to do that. I’m one of those people. I am a social butterfly but I find it difficult to just put myself out there. So here are some tips that I implemented and some that I could have then as well.Read More »
As I mentioned in my previous post, you need to feel comfortable in the church you attend. You need to have the qualities that mean something to you that make you want to go to church. I mean you can go to a church that you suffer through, but you can get more out of the experience if you enjoy going to the church of your choosing. So I want to go through the key things that I love about my church to give you an idea of the things that make me want to go every week. Along with that, I will give you a bit of a tour!Read More »
For the longest time, I knew that as a Christian, you are supposed to give your time, money, and talent to the Church. It’s what I was taught at a very young age, and my mom lived this out to it’s fullest. She was a great example of this. If she wasn’t home when she was a stay-at-home mom, she was at church giving her time and talent as an artist. So as a youth, I gave my time helping at events for the church and parish school I attended. My mom also gave me 50 cents or a dollar to give on Sundays to get me into the habit of giving money to the Church. (I know some people have a hard time with the concept of giving money to the Church especially with the bad reputation of certain, not all, megachurches abusing the concept. The truth is that God asks for our first fruits of our labor. Ten percent is they general rule of thumb, but God wants us to be cheerful givers. If you aren’t cheerful about giving a certain amount, He will be happy with what you do choose to give. If you don’t want to give anything but you feel forced, He doesn’t want it. That’s off topic, but for some verses on where this is stated, check out Leviticus 27:30-33, Numbers 18:21-28, and Matthew 23:23-24. Anyways, what I was lacking was serving with my talents. I sang in the choir but it wasn’t for him. I just liked singing. As I have gotten older, I noticed I either lost that talent or I never really had it to begin with. Let’s face it, I suck, but that’s okay haha. Read More »
This weekend’s holiday, Mother’s Day, got me thinking as it usually does. I always dreaded Mother’s Day when I was younger because I always thought, “is my birth mother thinking of me?” It got me angry. Now, my parents that adopted me are fabulous, but there is just something about the biological connection that just can’t be beat.