Thursday, January 28, 2016

Steadfast Love: Audiobook Review

Narrator Thoughts: I'm a huge fan of author read books. This one was so nice. Lauren has a lovely voice. It blended perfectly with the message of this book to provide a soothing read. 

Book Thoughts: Once again God knew what I needed to hear. This book highlights Psalm 107 and the Amazing Love of God. He has saved us and redeemed our lives. 

Still we put our trust in false anchors that won't hold. So many times, He loving places thorns in our path. This is to show us the folly of our ways. This is to draw us back to Him. To expose the real motives of our hearts. To free us from the false anchors we've put our trust in. 

Lauren expresses this so beautifully in Steadfast Love. I was encouraged and challenged by this book. It touched on some places that God and I need to work on. 

Here's one of my favorite quotes. The hard labor will force us to look at the chains that are on our hearts, if we would be willing to see.  

More than anything, in reading this book I was reminded of the amazing love of God. He cares for us no matter where we are. Ultimately He is our love and our redeemer. 

I highly recommend this book.

You can find it on Amazon and Christian Audio. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dirty Hands (A Real Post)

Sometimes the best ministry happens when you get your hands dirty. Very dirty.

When I started this blog, I wanted to create a place where girls could have a place to find different ministries to send their handmade creations to. 

Three years ago I felt God tugging at my heart to turn my words into action. To get my hands dirty so to speak. 

Now I am so glad I followed His leading. I started volunteering at a hospital, volunteered at a food pantry, talking and listening to messy people, loving those who needed to know someone cared, making gifts for the sick or hurting, working for a nonprofit disaster relief organization. I've never been "perfect" at it, but as I have opened my heart and my hands to those in need God has grown the size of my heart. As my hands have become dirty with His work, my capacity to love others has grown. 

God is good. 

How about you? What is God calling you to get your hands dirty with today? 

Let's find out.