​​​Jesus Calling

Do you ever get that desire to just hear God speak to you directly? You ask yourself, "Why can't it be like the old days when God wrote on the wall or appeared in a burning bush?" As human beings, we have a strong desire to hear God speak. We realize it doesn't always happen in a supernatural and audible way, but it does always happen through the Bible.

e may not always feel God is speaking, but He is! The Bible is full of His inspired words. Although these words are the most important ones we will read, they are not always easy to understand. This is where the devotional, Jesus Calling, has helped so much. Jesus Calling was written by a lady named Sarah Young. Sarah "endeavors to keep her writing consistent with the unchanging standard of the Bible, which is the only infallible, inerrant Word of God." This can bring confidence to a reader, knowing that the words written aren't just "feel good," but are intended to reflect Scripture.

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New Age

I don't usually do things traditionally. Like, ever. (Ummm hello... First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. I really went "new age" on that one). 

Church Lady

I've written before about not really ever seeing myself as a "church lady." Traditional bible studies aren't my jam and I literally don't understand the King James Version of the Bible. My husband was raised Catholic and I have attended a few services with him. I thought everything was absolutely beautiful within the church and service, and the traditions were very respected and that is admirable to me. What I learned though, for me personally, is that I've had a different relationship with religion and that has molded me to be how I am now and how I receive and hear from God.

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True Love

My husband and I are in a very different season of life. We have raised three daughters who are semi-grown (19, 21 and 24 years old) and our youngest two are in college, so our house is mostly empty. It's "our time" as people like to say. The only issue is that my husband travels every week for work. He leaves on Monday and returns on Thursday or Friday (depending on how work goes). We have always been somewhat transient in our marriage. I am a flight attendant and for the first 19 years of our marriage, I had layovers. To start my workday, I had to commute to my assigned base which was in a different city, so one-day trips weren't an option. Back then, Jeff's job didn't require him to travel so it worked for us. Now things are reversed. He has overnights and I don't. The good news is that we have a routine that we are used to and it's just become part of our rhythm. The bad news is that some weeks I really miss him a lot. There are times that I can't wait for him to walk through the door. Every Saturday, after he's come home from a long week of work, I try and let him sleep in and relax when all I really want to do is go jump on the bed and yell, "What can we do today??!! Let's go to a movie! Shopping! Work out together! ANYTHING as long as it's together!" Needless to say, sometimes I get so excited to go and do whatever, but he is just exhausted. Bone tired. I really try my best to make the weekends about him so he can recharge, but it's hard because I want to be with him and have fun too. 

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First of all. Watch the video. You'll die from laughter and then end with tears. It definitely pulls at the heart strings while you pelvic thrust along (just me?). Go ahead, I'll wait... 

This music video & song combo really got me. Of course there's the obvious: his grandma is turning 100 and he's spending the day with her. Helping her to feel ALIVE again in her old age when most people write you off for any fun. Minus the stripper (unless it's my hubs, and at that age I don't think his hips will allow the upside-down crotch thrusting but I won't protest a solid effort), I hope my 100th birthday goes exactly like this. I'm sure she, as a grandmother, feels loved, honored, and silly in the most life-giving way. It makes any grandchild want to drop what they're doing and spend a day with their loving "Gigi" or "Nana" or "Grams." Watch out Grandmom...I'm comin' for ya! 

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