Here's a recap of our week!
Somewhere along the way you got lost. Maybe a bad habit took over and is in control of your life now. Maybe one bad choice after another has led you farther and farther away. Maybe your life just got too busy. That busyness may even be for the Lord. Caring for your family, serving your church and community... However it happened, you now find yourself far away from your Heavenly Father.
Teaching our kids how to manage life starts in our homes. We want to teach our kids the Biblical view, so when the world begins throwing it’s view at them, they will have a firm foundation to stand on. It’s scary raising kids in the world today. We want to encourage you to be intentional with your kids and point them to Christ. It's a scary world out there and our kids should find comfort, safety and direction in their homes.
After her tears were wiped away and further explanations and assurances were given, I picked up the box with the intention of stashing it away. As I looked for a good spot to hide it, my very next thought took me by surprise:
“What if I packed away all my pretty things whenever my own heart was ugly? What if my outside always mirrored my inside?”
Is Suicide An Unforgivable Sin? by Tammy Valdivia
This lie about "those who commit suicide are damned to hell forever" has pretty much planted itself as truth in the mind of many Bible believers. The evil one does not want us to know the truth, especially when grappling with life’s tough questions. How slimy of him to plant the lie that suicide is unforgivable. But what is the truth about those who commit suicide?
For many of my 14 years, I never had a very good answer to the question, “How do I know God is real?” In my heart, I have always known that God is real, and I could give the “Sunday School answers” like “The Bible tells us God is the beginning and the end and created everything so He is real.” I could recite my favorite Bible verses…but I never really knew how to tell people from my life experiences that I know that God is real. Until last summer, where we pick up my story.