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Welcome to Faithlife365. C.S. Lewis said “The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become. My goal is to show you Jesus in the details. My experiences with God turned into a deep, moving faith. Come and see how God reveals himself in my everyday life so you can grow your faith too!
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Faith in our Busyness

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Can we have faith in our busyness?

At a Ladies Luncheon this past Saturday, we were asked to pick one word that describes our current season of life. Five ladies at our table shared four words, because two women picked the same word. Busy. The other words are Waiting, Change and Joyful.

I've pondered the words. Let's start with the word "busy". The definition of busy is occupied, full of distracting details or having a great deal to do. Wow! The definition that jumped out at me is "full of distracting details". How can we grow our faith by experiencing Jesus in the detail.....unless we are full of details about him that distract us from the world!

Each day we begin our busyness to accomplish something. Proverbs 23:4 advises us to "Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom." The sermons, and my own reading and studying lately, have centered around "thine own wisdom". If we lean to our own understanding, how can we expect to make godly decisions or live for Him? Worldly distractions cloud my vision quite often. I have to wholly seek God to avoid the pitfalls of doing what Tammy wants to do. And, doing what Tammy wants to do is so much easier than what God commands. It's easier at first. When my world falls off it's axis and God says "Remember what I asked you to do", repentance follows and I'm left wondering why can't I be more obedient to God and deny the world? I John 2:17 reassures us that good labors for God are the most important, "And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof; but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever".

So many little busy details distracts us from God. Our goal is to engage with God more than this world. The Bible teaches us how. Psalms 37:5 offers a solution. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. My all time favorite verse that helps me to keep Jesus in the details of my life is Colossians 3:2 Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth.

Busy isn't bad. We must make sure our busy is occupying the right space. Do you want to get busy distracted by God's Word and Love? Challenge yourself to listen and respond to God more this week. If you accept the challenge, please comment and let me know how you plan to increase God in your details. ❤️


Faith in God's Mission for You

Saturday, March 9, 2024


What’s your mission in life? Does your mission align with God's mission for you?

The word mission creates a mental picture for me, of a small desolate village thousands of miles away, filled with starving people. What comes to your mind when you hear the word mission? The word is used a lot in Christian circles although it is not in the Bible. Webster's describes mission as an important assignment, vocation or calling.  
Our lives are important. We all have a calling. We all have a personal mission. Seems like we are born "on a mission". Our original mission is made up of the things we want to accomplish for ourselves. Honestly, we usually chose these things based upon society or life in general. The things in our head we are taught or know to be right. Things like education, marriage, kids, good job, nice home, nice cars, etc. Our lists are long!

I went about my personal mission striving to obtain my mental list of things a nice southern girl is supposed to do. I was never taught to ask my Creator what he wanted my life to look like. At 19, when I accepted Christ as my Savior, a lot of changes happened in my life, including my desire to please God. God radically changed my heart when he saved me. He also changed my personal mission. God gradually changed my mission to his mission, my will to his will.

My outside didn't change appearance. My inside changed longings. I began to pray for God's guidance in EVERYTHING. Instead of buying a new car, I was like "God, can I buy a new car?". Will buying a new car please you or me? Every decision I made now included God. He knows the future. He knows what is best for me and my family.

God's Guidance changed my mission. My 'ah ha" moment came when I realized we ultimately all have the same mission. Our mission is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ! There is no other more important assignment for our lives than to accept Jesus and declare him to the entire world. Here, there and everywhere! We may not always do the Father’s will, but we can always share his Goodness!

I encourage to examine your mission in life. Is it personal or pure, gainly or Godly? Is God guiding your mission or are you the captain of your boat? Charting a course matters. Knowing your direction keeps one from becoming lost. Are you "on" mission?

Seeking guidance365,


Is the Church a Hospital for Sinners?

Saturday, April 22, 2023

church is for sinners

We say this…

But is it true?

Our Attire: Patients are clothed in the same gown in the hospital. We wear our “Sunday best” to church.

Our Appearance: Patients openly hurt in the hospital and cry out for help. We hide our pain in church, silent as church mice. We’re there so we’ve got to be good, right?

Our Actions: Patients seek medicine and help at the hospital. We seemingly don’t seek or welcome our remedy Jesus in church.

Our Attitude: Patients are glad to lie in a bed in the hospital for healing. We neglect laying our all on the altar in church.

Our Attendance: Do we receive as much healing at church once a week as we do during a hospital stay in one admittance?

Our Atmosphere: There’s a huge difference in a hospital and a church.

Let’s quit thinking this, saying this and do something about this!

Our Allelujah,

Faith and Soap

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

I love soap! The fresh natural kind with a soft fragrance and rich lather. The abundance of suds make me feel extra clean. I’ve been told I’m all about some feels.

We use soap every day! Bathing. Washing our hands. Doing the dishes. Laundry. Cleaning the house. I use a tea tree bar soap as astringent for my face to prevent breakouts. Spearmint for my body to awaken my senses. Lavender to soothe aches and pains. I can find a natural soap for just about everything that ails me. Sloane gifted me these local soaps from Union Springs Soap for Christmas.
Showering this morning, Jesus began to show me himself in the details of soap. He’s a balm that soothes every need (Jeremiah 46:11). He cleanses us daily if we ask him (1 John 1:9). His fragrance is sweet (2 Corinthians 2:15).
Jesus is the S.O.A.P (Savior Of All People)!


Faith and Grief

Friday, December 2, 2022


The holidays magnify grief.

The waning grief seems to be unearthed and dug up again when any holiday rolls around, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas.

I'm not sure why death seems to come calling more often during the holidays. I've attended three funerals in the last two weeks. I cry at every funeral. My heart breaks for the families. These three funerals were "good" funerals or rather, celebrations of life. The three individuals professed hope in Jesus so we know we will live with them forever in heaven. Until that glorious reunion, please allow me to share a wonderful message I heard at my uncle's funeral recently. I pray the words comfort you during your grief as they have me. The minister used the following scripture in his delivery.

Romans 8:38-39 

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,  shall be able to seperate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

His message is "Nothing can seperate us from the love of our loved one", just as nothing can seperate us from the love of God. The love of Christ in us binds us with others for eternity. We can appropriately insert the name of our loved ones into this verse...

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to seperate us from the love of ___(insert name here)___, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The comfort of knowing love remains is powerful. I Corinthians 13:7 (paraphrased) assures us that love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things. Certainly, love helps us grieve.

Much love,