It is very humbling to think about how little I desire God. Throughout most of my life, it seems as if God has been seeking me out, breathing life into me, even when I resisted Him. So I’ve been pondering the methods God uses to wake me up. Obviously, the work of the Spirit of [...]
“Your word, YHWH, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens. Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures. Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you” (Psalm 119:89-91). At the breakfast table, my husband has been reading one section each morning from Psalm 119. Yesterday morning, [...]
This week, a friend of mine reminded me of a verse describing the woman of valor in Proverbs 31: “Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come” (Proverbs 31:25, KJV). I’ve been thinking about this verse ever since. When life is uncertain, when I don’t know what the future [...]
A friend recently asked, “Is it a sin to eat bacon?”
A debate raged in my mind. She knew that our family didn’t eat pork, and I knew she didn’t agree, but neither was she trying to be rude. She was asking what I honestly thought.
On the other hand, her relatives worked for a major pork processing plant here in southern Minnesota, and I knew that if her family changed their opinion of eating pork, there would be major financial ramifications.
Was it really such a big deal if she ate a little bacon? Was it worth a big fight?
And then my conscience added, “Does it really matter, Anne, what you think? Don’t you think you should tell her what God thinks?”
I’ve been pondering something all week. I’ve been asking myself if I intentionally follow God or not. You see, a friend commented to me, “Anne, sometimes your blog comes across like you’re perfect, but now that I’ve gotten to know you, I realize you’re not. You’re normal just like the rest of us.” !!! I [...]