A Story About Faith

Their is a story in the Bible about a man named Peter. He was on a boat in the middle of a storm, when he saw Jesus out in the ocean.   He didn’t care that he was in the middle of the storm, he simply wanted to go where Jesus was. His faith and love for Jesus was so strong that he didn’t mind the waves.  He simply got off the boat to meet with Jesus and started walking on water too. His friends were telling him to stay in the boat but he didn’t listen, he knew that he was safe.   As Peter was approaching Jesus he saw that he was also walking on water, he then doubted his faith and started to drown but Jesus held his arm, pulled him out of the water and rescued him from his own doubt.   Praise God!  –Isn’t God amazing!   Sometimes when we are in the middle of the storm  we fail to realize that God has our backs, No matter what!   We may see ourselves  walking boldly towards him fearing nothing, yet even when we lose our faith,  He graciously picks us up from letting ourselves drown because of His love.   This is a testimony of faith.   If we see the storm and we walk blindly towards Jesus, we may see ourselves walking on water, still we listen to doubt and we begin to drown. Even still, He rescues us despite our lack of trust and failed faith.  Christ love is the only love that is undeniably gracious and true!  Who is like Him?–  Sometimes we need to
remind ourselves, “Where is faith in the middle of the storm?”

This is what Bully’s do

Bully’s attack in different forms.  One major form that bully’s attack in this generation is through the use of social media.  Bullies are always looking for a way to harm others in the most sneakiest forms.  They study their victim and find things that hinder them, they look for things that may make them feel inferior and strike.  For example, if they see that you are self-conscious about your looks, they will conspire to create an atmosphere where they are constantly demeaning every aspect of their victims physical body in order to make themselves feel better.  Another thing, bully’s will never forgive, they will take everything in intensity no matter how much it hurts the other person because they have not forgiven themselves from the hurt that they have experience in the past and try to find a way to expel it unto others by shedding light on their victims mistakes in order to blurr out their own mistakes under a rug.  Another form that perpetrators do bullying is to hear and listen to everything their victim says in order to make fun of them in various ways.  For instance, they may hear that their victim is not happy with the amount of education their victim has reached and therefore make their environment feel unwelcome by portraying ideas in their surroundings of people who have received their diplomas .  The only thing that one can do is to show them that they are loved just by being a nice person despite their displeasure when one is around, because in the process one is able to show their maturity to be able to handle their discontent about each other in a mature and stable manner.  I am not saying that it is fine to take maltreatment from others in any way shape or form, but I am saying that is better to make them feel ashamed of their actions by not scooping down to their level and by loving them.  In the process one may be able to use these experiences as an open book to help others find their strength in  troubled times.  It is the very process of acceptance that everyone is looking for, and if everyone did their share of showing mercy, love and forgiveness one may find that everyone is vulnerable under their shell.

Think Before You Gossip

True:  Gossip comes from an unhappy person careless to ruin relationships.

True:  Gossip can spiral out of control, cause slander and an alteration of character for the victim.

True: The only thing that gossip brings is more enemies

True: If someone thinks they have done good by gossiping, they are in denial.

True: Gossip is betrayal at its finest

True: Gossip was created to apply credit to whom it did not belong.

Evelyn M.

A married christian women’s point-of-view

A women does not have the power to change their spouses reactions, but she has the power to pray.  She understands that he will not be perfect, though sometimes she may struggle and forget.  She tries hard to keep the family in order.  Sometimes she may find it hard to understand him if he was not brought up with the same Christian values as she and she tries hard to keep him happy.  If he has a job where he is afar, she may be uncertain about his promise to stay faithful, still she hopes and prays he will come back strong and true to her and her only.   She finds that the journey is not easy and when she looks at others marriages she discovers that the grass is not always green on the other side.  She sees all the divorces that have occurred in this generation and wonders why does it all have to end this way.  It is rare that she sees a couple who is married a second and third time happier than the first time, even after a few years of marriage.  She is always looking for a sign that it will be alright.  She is always hopeful.  She thinks to herself, “if this ends it’s only because I asked Jesus to take the wheel.” because she can’t do this alone.  Yet, she knows that if it does not end, it is because the trial was suppose to strengthen the future,  and the future of others through the testimony of faith that one then has only through the journey.

Evelyn M.

TRUE: The Way Christians Should Think About the Subject on Gay Marraige

It is not a Christians right to say whether someone’s sexual preference is right or wrong.  Yes! You heard right, it is not right for Christians to judge others based on sexual preference.  Others may perceive Christians to be judgmental in their ways and perhaps, different;  especially,  living in this modern generation.  However, Christian believers should choose to word their opinions wisely, as to not to offend if incase they also have a different point-of-view on the subject.  This is because the Bible explains that one should not judge according to appearance, but if one judges, one is judge righteously.  “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.“(John 19:18) KJV.  Even so,  Christians should not be offended if they are also told they have done something wrong that need correction.  Christian believers should take it as a blessing that someone was bold enough to care about their walk with Christ.  Just as the Bible says, “And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. ( Luke 7:23 )KJV.  Never-the-less, Christians should stay humble and realize that everyone was built in their own special way and only God can weigh a person’s sin.  According to the Bible, it clearly says “False weights and unequal measures–the LORD detests double standards of every kind (Proverbs 20:10) NLT. This is important!  it is telling all Christians that we are to judge ourselves before we judge others because all sin is equal in God’s sight, or else we are permitting to be a double standard person!  So as Christians strive for righteousness,  they should also stop judging others for being gay, because  “all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God!” (Romans 3:23) NIV.  It is important for Christians to be kind to every type of sinner, because they are not holy either.–“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–(Ephesians 2:8)NIV.   Christians should not forget that Jesus did not omit the murderer or the thief who were hanging on the crosses behind him from entering heaven; in fact the murderer asked God to remember him, and so as he accepted Jesus into his heart and died, he then entered heaven.  It was by free will that the thief who did not accept Jesus, did not go to heaven.  It was his personal choice not to believe.  Therefore, we must take into consideration John 5:24, which says: “I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.”  –This should give reason enough to be considerate of ALL sinners because of he who believes in him.   One must love our neighbor as himself.  Just as it is written in the second most valuable commandment of the Bible: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”(Mark 12:31)NIV.   It is easy to forget this  as a christian.  One may feel more righteous then the other Christians do to the walk and life others take, but it is important to understand that one is also a sinner and does not have it all figure out.  One does not want to fall under diverse weights, one must seek to love truth and love others despite each others differences.  
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.  Luke 6:37 NIV

Evelyn M.

Social Media

What do you think about social media?  Has it become a limb we can no longer live without? Is it an open door to let strangers read about your thoughts and strange behaviors?  Is it a habit that can no longer broken due to the need to know trends or updates? Or are these questions  the very questions that make one question one’s use?

Evelyn M.