Last night I left four pounds of chuck roast simmering in the crockpot
for ten hours. When I woke this morning, a most amazing smell had wafted
around the kitchen corner, up the stairs, under my door . . . and
permeated just about every square inch of the house.
. . . The four creatures who surround God’s throne and the twenty-four elders seated on thrones--well, they look at each other incredulously for a few seconds
and then whisper, “Is that ALL she’s going to ask?!”
In this final episode of the Girls Gone Wise book blog, you'll hear
about a Wild Thing who discovered the alternate ending . . . the
happily-ever-after one that we all dream about. You'll find out how you,
too, can choose that ending for your story.
I am eternally grateful for meeting Christ at a very young tender
age; but I regret times I’ve wandered through the “ordinary” days,
grumbled and complained as I trudged through the difficult days, and
frivolously skipped carefree through seasons which could’ve been spent
with more forethought and purpose.
One of the most unusual gifts I ever received was an overflowing bowl of cooked-to-perfection chicken feet from my Zambian friends. Gifts certainly come in all shapes and sizes! Philippians 1:29 describes another unusual gift.
I can remember sitting in tiny, windowless practice rooms for hours on
end as a college student, playing the same piece of music over and over
again. I knew I would never reach my goal—to make beautiful
music—without that rigorous discipline.
If only spiritual transformation were that easy. Just read a book, see a
counselor, attend a conference, make a fresh commitment, shed a few
tears at an altar, memorize a few verses . . . and, presto, out comes a mature, godly Christian.
Next Tuesday, I will be joining host Chris Adams LIVE on the LifeWay Women’s Video Livestream Webcast to discuss the ministry
challenges and opportunities of living in a world gone wild. Join us as
we discuss how you can seize the moment to help women discover the
meaning of womanhood, and live according to God’s beautiful design.