When I lived in Alabama I always prayed for the winter to come because well it is just so dang hot in Alabama. I wanted to wear my sweaters, drink hot chocolate, and sit around bonfires. Then when the winter season comes I'm all about the spring. When spring comes I want summer. Pretty much … Continue reading Enjoy the Little Things
Mark Chapter 7 Traditions and Commandments This passage begins with the Pharisees gathering around, and once again pointing fingers at Jesus and his disciples. If you are not familiar with Jewish traditions and culture this passage may seem a little weird at first. Why do they care that Jesus and the disciples are eating with … Continue reading Mark Chapter 7-8
Chapter 5 Jesus Heals a Man with a Dream This part of Jesus’ story starts out with the group in the country of the Gerasenes. Jesus steps off a boat and is immediately in a tomb where a man with an unclean spirit comes out to. The story behind the man in the graveyard is … Continue reading Mark Chapter 5-6
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalms 37:4 Everyone remembers their first love, and everyone remembers their first heartbreak. However, do you remember when you completely understood that none of those compared to the love and relationship that God can offer you? I remember it … Continue reading Single and Ready to Mingle with God
This week we will be looking in the third and fourth chapter of Mark. In these chapters, we start to see Jesus setting up for His great commission by the appointing of the twelve disciples, giving warnings about blasphemy, and explaining the how we should be as believers. Mark Chapter 3 A Man with a … Continue reading Mark Chapter 3 and 4
Starting a Bible study can be scary. Trust me I was have been there before. I was the person who would read the words, but afraid to underline anything because… I mean it is the Bible. However, when I started coloring, highlighting, and writing in my Bible something amazing happened, I began to meet God … Continue reading How to Change Up Your Bible Study
History Behind the Gospel of Mark This particular gospel was written by John Mark, also known as Mark, from the teaching of Peter to the Romans, or at least to the Gentiles. The gospel was known to be written sometime between 60 A.D. and 80 A.D. The geographical setting for all of the stories within … Continue reading The Mark Study
This is a question that I ask myself everyday. Be honest. This is the question most of us ask each day. We call our parents. We call our boyfriend/hubby. We call our best friend. We talk to the barista at Starbucks or the cashier at Target about our issues. I'm guilty of this too. There are plenty of times it feels like I will complain about whatever has happened to me to just about anyone who will listen to me.