October 20, 2014
My heart breaks today. In fact, I’m even angry. But, more than being angry, I am just sad. I’ve been seeing more and more posts on social media, and just talking with people who claim to be bible believing Christians say and write stuff that clearly does not reflect the Bible. These people claim they have received more revelation and now believe (fill in the blank). Yet, these so called revelations go directly against scripture. The Bible is very clear that it is the final authority on all matters and we are not to add to it. 2 Tim. 3:16, Proverbs 30:6, Revelation 22:19.
We, as the Bereans in Acts 17 did, need to be faithful by searching the scriptures when we hear of any teaching. We don’t want to be manipulated by teachings that sound good and are ‘just a little off’ because that is where satan gets a foothold. Teachers who claim anything other than what scriptures say are heretics and will be judged for leading Christ’s sheep astray.
The Holy Spirit dwells within us to convict and comfort us and I am thankful for this as we are in times with lots of false teachers around us. I am confident that God’s word will continue to stand true and Christ will continue to be exalted despite satan trying to distract us.
October 5, 2014
For those who do not know, Shonda Rhimes is the woman who created Greys Anatomy, Scandal, and now How to Get Away with Murder among others. She is an amazing storyteller with relatable characters. I enjoy her over the top story lines and character development. She has done a great job at captivating audiences and leaving us wanting more.
The more I analyze her work, I have to wonder if she is really accomplishing what she sets out to do. She wants strong, female leads while tackling social and political issues. While her story lines continue to draw me in, I notice they all have a huge similarity. The characters all sleep around…in a major way. I suppose sex sells and that is the thing that brings in viewers, but doesn’t that take away from trying to build strong, confident, female leads? Having the characters succumb to casual sex, shows me that these characters are not the confident women Shonda wants them to be. It shows me they are so insecure and lack self control that they will give into temptations of the moment instead of sticking by moral values. Sleeping with a married man because it feels right and we are in love? Sure!! Keep ‘em coming! These shows are based on the premise that the end justifies the means. Do whatever it takes to come out on top without consequence. These women are not role models, they are sluts!
Of course this is TV and it’s not real and it’s meant to entertain. I watch these shows, but am wondering more and more what my justification is in doing so. Food for thought from a TV Junkie!
October 5, 2014
I deleted my facebook. I appreciate the good that comes of it but need a break from the bad. I have a bad track record of actually being able to stay off it so we will see how long this lasts. I’m still on Twitter and Instagram @shortcakessheep so send me a shout!
September 18, 2014
Laughter is the best medicine. In the middle of the hard times with my health, the Shepherd gives me so much to laugh about, be thankful for, and enjoy. God is so good!
August 23, 2014
I feel like I have a whole new life. Within the last month I’ve moved, started a new job, gone to a new church, and hang around tons of new people. As I adjust to this new life, I am so thankful. The Shepherd’s mercies are new each morning. I make so many mistakes, rebel against the Shepherd and ignore His guidance. He leads me back. He loves me. He wants me. Lord, give me the grace to keep loving others and to expect nothing in return. We have all been deeply hurt by those who were supposed to love us. Praise God for newness. Hurts can be healed. Damage can be mended. The Lord is my Shepherd, I have all I need.
August 21, 2014
I got my very first birthday card in the mail today, so I figured people would want to know what they can get me for my birthday. I’m confident that if everyone puts forth effort, I will get everything on my list this year!!
-Tony Shalhoub and Gary Busey at my front door.
-a ride on the zamboni at Joe Loius Arena
– Johnny Cash’s star from the Hollywood walk of fame
-to be an extra in an episode of House Of Cards
-be on the Ellen Show
No worries, I will act surprised when I get these gifts!!!
August 12, 2014
I have much to thank the Shepherd:
-insane floods in Detroit. Like insaaaaane. Go to wxyz.com for pics. Thankful my car and place I live has not been damaged. Freeways closed and 3 feet of water in people’s basements. Lots to pray about.
-feeling less pain since going gluten free. Hard work but worth it. Amazing how the immune system works…and doesn’t work.
-injection tomorrow. I need it. PTL.
-starting new job. Very excited.
August 12, 2014
My heart breaks over Robin Williams death. Like most people, he shaped my childhood entertainment. My closest connection to him is that he went to my small prep school’s rival school here in Detroit. I stared in disbelief at my screen when I read the reports of his apparent suicide. I’ve known he has struggled with deep depression. I think that’s what has touched me the most. It saddens me to know how much pain he must have been in. He made us all laugh but hurt deeply inside. I get it. I’ve been a mental health advocate ever since getting diagnosed with both panic disorder and bipolar 2. I’ve been in verrrrrry dark places. It’s by the grace of the Shepherd’s hope, family and friends and a great medical team that I am alive and joyful. Things can look so dark, but there is always, always hope. I pray for Robin Williams family. May they find peace in Jesus Christ and know they are not at fault. Depression is ruthless, it’s not their fault. They probably didn’t see it coming. I pray that since seeing the devastation suicide causes through a public figure, people reach out for help if they are feeling like life is crashing in around them. I also pray we will be kind to people. I usually never know what is going on in someone’s mind who is passing by me, so I pray I will have even more compassion through the power of Christ. Reach out if you are hurting, to me or someone else. This isn’t a well written or profound post. The joy of The Lord is my strength, and it has to be esp during the dark times. Joy comes in the morning! Robin Williams wasn’t able to see himself the way God sees him. I pray you can see yourself how God sees you.