Don't fear the SPANX honey, You're a HERO!

Today I got to go with my daughter to a sacrament meeting given by the special needs youth. She was called to be a buddy and has worked with the special needs mutual since August. I have been to three of these Sacrament meetings now, and each time I walk out to the car after crying off most of my make-up. I look pathetic, but I am smiling. ...more

Do you hear what I hear?

Tonight Jacob asked Brian, “How do you know if God speaks to you?”  Brian asked him, “Why?”  Jacob said, “Because I think He spoke to me.”  Brian asked Jacob what God said.  Jacob said, “God told me he has great plans for my life.”  I know my seven year old son heard from the heart of God.  Last night, Brian and I prayed that our kids would learn to hear the voice of God.  Brian and I shared such a sweet time rejoicing that God answers our prayers! This comes on the tail end of a conversation Brian and I had yesterday afternoon about a time of mini...more

Dealing with attitudes

4th April 2005 Been a better day today. Helped by having a decent conversation in the chat room yesterday, made me realise how lucky I am compared to others who have greater problems than me. A couple of hours ago one of the church members came round to see us to let us know he wanted to give us his car. Typical I start something and company turns up so will have to come back to this later....more

Charge on!!!

Several weeks ago a friend sent an email instructing me to take off my high heels and put on my combat boots.  It is an idea that has been on my mind constantly.  God is constantly leading me to see we are called to be IN the BATTLE.  He tells us to put on the whole armor of God.  Why?  So we can stand against the enemy IN the battle.   Life lesson:  Get IN the battle!  I sense a new urgency.  If this is a battle and we are told how to prepare for battle, why are we so seldom on the battlefield?  I think...more

HOLY CRAP

Easter is upon us and for many Christians it is the holiest day on the liturgical calendar. Better than Christmas! But for the sect I belong to, the one that spends about 75 minutes of church time celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus versus weeks of shopping for goodies to fill a deceivingly large basket, Easter is mostly an exercise in contradictions....more

As a lapsed Catholic myself, I completely relate to the contradictory nature of our Easter ...more

ONE THING...

ONE THING... I have always been a little curious about the story of the rich, young ruler in the gospels.  He approached Jesus, acknowledging him as the “good teacher.”  He obviously knew of Jesus and wanted what Jesus had to offer.   He asked Jesus how he could obtain eternal life.   Jesus first challenged the young man for “buttering him up.”  Then, Jesus reminded the young man of the commandments.  The rich, young ruler told the Lord he had kept all the commandments.  He sure was confident!  Then, Mark 10:21 says, “And Jesus...more

Forgiveness

WHEW! This one is a big one! Don’t worry we are going to get through this one. The reason this is so hard for us all is because it cuts right through us. When we have been hurt, disappointed it leaves wounds, some wounds don’t even recover because the damage is far to great. I don’t want to minimize no ones feelings or thoughts because forgiveness is not easy. ...more

HALLELUJAH! CONFESSION APP SHOWS EVE WASN'T ONLY ONE TEMPTED BY APPLE!

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Dominga Paz

***Hey guys, Raha from Paradigm here, I started this Bent Reeds to write about love and life, well, my friend has lovingly offered to be in charge of this blog. She is recently engaged and she knows way more about this topic than I ever will. She's also just as funny or even more funny than I am, and her and her other half are two of the most amazing couples I know. So, this is her first post of many, don't worry I will be on her and I'll make sure her fiancé "The Captain" is on her to write daily.XO Raha ***...more

Christians Shouldn't Judge

How many times have you heard the phrase, “The Bible tells us not to judge”?...more