Widows: A Problem or A Calling?

 

My friend Ferree, from WidowsChristianPlace.com, posted One Widows Story: Widowhood Is Not A Mere Problem To Solve an article written by Lynda, one of Ferree’s Facebook friends.

The article tells the story about Lynda reading The Undistracted Widow, Living For God After Losing Your Husband by Carol W. Cornish. The book shed new light on being a widow – it is not a problem, but a calling. 

Wow! I understand that Joe’s timeline ended and mine did not, however I would have never used the word “calling” to describe being a widow. Calling is what happens to men and women who become pastors.

I was intrigued by the concept, and used my Amazon gift card from last Christmas to order the book. (Yes, it is mid-April and I still have an Amazon gift card from last Christmas.)

Appendix 2

Once it arrived I looked at the table of contents and was intrigued by Appendix 2 – The Local Church and Its Widows. Ms. Cornish nails the topic and opened my eyes to a different way of seeing churches (more on that later).

I’ve since started reading from the beginning and a full review of The Undistracted Widow will be published once I finish it.

A Nun Named Maria

Are you a nun named Maria?

Me neither.

Then we are not a problems to be solved.

For some reason we were called to be widows, called for such a time as this. Now how are we going to glorify God in this season of our lives?

And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Esther 4:14

(ESV)

 

 

 

52 Bible Verses for a Joy Filled Year – Week 16

HE IS RISEN! 

When I read this week’s verse, I wondered how to work it into a post? I did not plan what verses will run on what weeks when putting this series together.

Here’s the verse we need to focus on this week:

You  guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. 

Psalm 73:24

(NIV)

He guides us every single day and when blessings (big or small) happen we are getting a taste of His glory this side of heaven.

 

God will take each of us into His glory because of Jesus being raised from the dead and walking out of the tomb.

Happy Easter! Enjoy your time with family and friends.

Remember, watch how He guides you and takes you into His glory this week.

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Don’t Be A Glossy Christian

In my living room there is a painting of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane.

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Above the picture is a crown of thorns. A lady at church made it many years ago for those of us in Bible Study.

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I did experience a many pricks in forearms in bringing this home and hanging it. This is not something you want jammed into your head.

2 Words

 

Many Christians acknowledge this day with 2 words

“He died.”

To them His death is something to gloss over and instead focus solely on the resurrection.

The mental and physical pain and anguish Jesus experienced is not to be taken lightly. However, we are not to focus solely on His crucifixion either. We are to remember and honor both days.

Getting Up Close and Personal With My Crown of Thorns

 

 

 

 

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Don’t gloss over the suffering Jesus experienced.

He had to experience suffering and death so one day we walk out of the tomb – just like He did.

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