Tuesday, September 28, 2010 |
beautiful Bible reading photo by: the invisible friend
It's the most important relationship I have. Often I have neglected it over my journey with Christ. I always come a wandering child in the woods who suddenly discovered the path I strayed from. I became a Christ follower when I was 17 years old after being raised as a muslim, dabbling in atheism, and wicca. I KNEW I had found my home in Christ. The missing piece. The void abandoned. 

I want to share some tools that have helped me because I think it's so important to share and uplift one another. 

this is the journal i use
*First, I journal. Not like I used to. It's more of a "Letters to God" thing. Doing so brings me to Him. On a very personal level. I call Him Father. 

*Bible reading that makes sense. Find a version that is readable to you. It's no good if you can't understand. A lot of people prefer the King James Version [KJV or NKJV]. While I love poetry and Shakespeare, I need to get straight forward language when in a Bible study. So I do both the New International Version [NIV] and The Message Remixx Bible. 

*This book: Confessions of a Good Christian Girl. It's truly amazing. [And it also comes in Confessions of a Good Christian Guy.]

boy meets girl
*If you're a parent: Building the Christian Family You Never Had. Even if you were raised in a "good Christian home" you will find this useful. It's so helpful to me as a mom of 2.5!

*If you're SINGLE: Boy Meets Girl: Say Hello to Courtship. I would say this was my GUIDEBOOK for before I was married. WHAT A JEM of a book. Seriously. He had one before that called, I Kissed Dating Goodbye...but I think the Boy Meets Girl one was more HOPEFUL haha!

*A great devotional or guided journal for self exploration and discussion. I really enjoy this one called: Princess Unaware: Finding the Fabulous in Everday

*Finally, and most importantly is: DON'T BE ASHAMED. I used to be so scared of being an open Christian. Feared that I would be made fun of, mocked, or people would think I'm boring now. I'm not boring. I haven't been mocked, but it CAN happen. I am not ashamed. NOT ASHAMED. 

Romans 1:16
I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes


Steve said...

You might find my blog of interest where I critique Josh Harris's book.
I Kissed Dating Goodbye: Wisdom or Foolishness?

Unfortunately Josh Harris is quick to point out the problems with dating but reluctant to share any of the problems with his approach.

Hope this helps.

Deb Chitwood said...

I love journaling also! Thanks for the great book recommendations! I'm your newest follower!

Anonymous said...

Very spirtually enlightening.

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