You can flourish in Christ. 

Jesus said that he came to give us abundant life, which means we are not just alive in him, we are vibrant. But many of us don't feel like we are thriving at all in our faith. We feel stuck, stagnant, useless and frustrated spiritually. Could it be that we have not prioritized Jesus' words in John 15:5? "I am the vine. You are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." 

He didn't just say we would be fruitful; he said we would be very fruitful. We flourish when we abide in Christ. Here at Abiding Ladies we will explore how we can can abide more richly and intentionally in him, doing whatever it takes to stay connected to Jesus. Engaging our hearts. Nourishing our faith. Walking it out in our every day lives. Welcome, friend. I am happy you are here!

11.09.2018

"You are not to present anything that has a defect, because it will not be accepted on your behalf."

Leviticus 22:20 

This isn't the kind of verse folks typically share on social media but sometimes we don't need another verse that caters to our emotions. Sometimes we need a verse that pulls us out of the status quo and reminds us that we can live for something, rather Someone, greater than ourselves. Someone who is worthy of our worship and our very best. 

What comes to mind when you read about the unblemished offerings necessary for atonement in Leviticus? I usually jump straight to the cross and to the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the lamb of God slain to save the world from their sins. But I lose out when I move to the cross too fast, overlooking the context of the book. 

At this point in redemptive history, the Lord is about...

10.16.2017

No one told me to read my Bible, but I did. I bought them with the few dollars given to me by my grandmother. She often took us to the dollar store in those days. And because there's only so many toys I could actually want there, it was easy to add the Bible to my shopping basket. 

But why the Bible?

It's a question I've been asking myself for years. What was it about the Bible that attracted me to it? Why was I so keen on knowing God?

I could be wrong about this but I believe it had something to do with my parents divorce. I don't think it registered when they told me they were separating. I remember sitting with them at the table in our little apartment.  When I saw my dad leave with his things on a U-Haul, it began to sink in. It was like the scene on Land Before Time with the earthquakes separating fledgling dinosaurs from their parents...

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