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Simply Living for Him

Love Your Neighbor. Truly.

As I look at this world which seems to get darker every day, I can get quite discouraged. All I can do is pray that those who do not know Jesus, will come to know Him. Afterall, we will never have peace in this world until He returns, and for all those who know Him, that will be a truly glorious day.

I get disgusted by the news, the behavior of those in the dark, the immorality of our culture. Sometimes it is just too much to comprehend. And then I remember, that I was one of those people…

How soon we forget.

Being a Christian is not about being right, although there are so many caught in arguments right now trying to prove just that.

Being a Christian has nothing to do with pride.

Being a Christian is not about us.

It is all about Jesus and who He is and we can start by loving others.

It doesn’t mean we condone the culture, but we love them enough to share the Good News with them.

Someone once did that for me. I wouldn’t have heard her message about Jesus if it was clouded with her telling me how wrong I was. She didn’t condone my choices, but she also guided me to the truth in love. And in order for me to hear her, she first established a relationship with me, truly invested in my life, and took care to know about me. 

We can’t expect an unbelieving culture to behave like believers, but we can start by showing them how a true believer behaves.

I encourage you to listen to this story and then go out and love on others…especially those who are not the same as you. How can we show them God’s love if we don’t love them first?

 

Simply Living for Him

Here We GO!

Tomorrow we will depart as a family for Gettysburg, PA in order to run the second ever Simply Living for Him Retreat! We are excited as a family to be able to serve the women who will attend and to see what God has in store.

In is really miraculous that we do the things we do, isn’t it? I guess it is because I only do those things in God’s strength, and I don’t really do them.

In my flesh, the questions constantly flood my mind:

Who am I to run a retreat?
What if I fail?
What if we get sick?
What if there are problems?
Why on earth did I decide to do this, when I could be leisurely enjoying my summer without all of this planning and working?

Ah, those are me in the flesh.

But then God reminds me.

It is a good thing I do not walk in the flesh anymore, but in His Spirit!

And the answers are countered with the truth:

You are running this retreat because God called you to.
You can not fail if you let Him lead. All will be used for His purposes, even things that seem like earthly failure will be worked for heavenly good.
And hard work is from God, and right now in this season, He has given me a task to do, and I will complete it.

It is not about my comfort, but about Him.

I know that God has led me to do this and I pray that each woman will be coming for a reason that only God knows. I pray He will work mightily and each woman will leave with a fresh perspective and with her eyes fixed on what is most important in life- Jesus.

Will you join me in praying over the next few days as we travel to Gettysburg to minister to these women? That we would be fully surrendered to letting God lead in every detail? That we would stay healthy and energized? And mostly, that God would bless each woman in some way.

If you would like to follow along at the retreat, I will share highlights over on Facebook and Instagram. We don’t want to bombard your feeds, so we will share lots of the details, behind the scenes, and short snippets over at Instagram Stories.

Thank you for praying! May God be glorified in all!


This summer let us celebrate simple, spiritually refresh, and unplug even for a bit…refresh, renew, and refocus.

Join me as we encourage each other for simple summer—>Videos and Blog Posts

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More ideas on Summer schooling here—>Summer School

 

 

Get My NEW Book!

 

Join me in August!

Check out where I am speaking in 2017—-> SPEAKING

Listen to the Podcast—-> PODCAST

Watch my YouTube Channel–->YouTube

Shop Simply Living for Him——>SHOP

Podcast, Simply Living for Him

Coming Clean. My Journey From Messy Little Girl to A Simple Life. • Podcast Ep 53

Guess what? Those Instagram accounts of simple folks with the perfectly organized shelves and matchy-patchy systems? Those aren’t me. My methods aren’t so pretty 🙂 Today I am coming clean!

Recently an incident in our basement had me on a purging binge, and it got me thinking about how far I have come from a messy little girl to a woman now seeking the simple life. I am not naturally organized or tidy, but God has changed me in so many ways over the years.


Join me as I talk about my journey to live more simply and what it truly means to me. (and it’s not about the stuff!)


Oh, and why all the stuff in my house better steer clear of me and my big Hefty garbage bags! 😉

 

This summer let us celebrate simple, spiritually refresh, and unplug even for a bit…refresh, renew, and refocus.

Join me as we encourage each other for simple summer—>Videos and Blog Posts

Make sure to follow along on Facebook, Instagram, or sign up for our newsletter!

More ideas on Summer schooling here—>Summer School

 

Be encouraged this summer on the Simply Living for Him Ladies Retreat!

Still time to register and JOIN me in July!

Get My NEW Book!

 

Join me in August!

Check out where I am speaking in 2017—-> SPEAKING

Listen to the Podcast—-> PODCAST

Watch my YouTube Channel–->YouTube

Shop Simply Living for Him——>SHOP