Archive | July 2013

Summer Loves

Loving your summer? Doing what you love to do? Is it hiking to a mountaintop or in the deep woods? Spending days at the pool? Going to the family cabin or fishing at the lake?shutterstock_109956671

Whatever it is, remember that God loves you and wants you enjoying your life. He wants you doing what you love and trying new things, too . . . having new adventures . . . making new discoveries. And why is that? Because He’s the God of all creation, the God of adventure and fun.

So how about conjuring up a list of things you’ve never done . . . some things you’d like to try . . . like finding a cozy spot and writing a fun story or song, or inviting the new girl down the street on a picnic with your friends, or hiking a new mountaintop, exploring somewhere new. Then grab a friend and celebrate in God’s creation doing those things you love . . . those things that make you, YOU! Then remember to thank and praise Him for the life He’s given you!

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

shutterstock_80556304HeartDream Chat – What are your summer loves? What’s a new adventure you’d like to try?

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Who Do You Look Like?

Ever notice how dogs look like their owners? Doesn’t yours, too? Or if you don’t have one, think of someone who does, or look at the next person who’s walking their dog. That was once true about my cocker spaniel, Ebony, and me, because we both had curly hair. Amazing, isn’t it? And so funny, too.shutterstock_33265969

The thing is, we tend to connect more with those who are like us, with our same personalities. Wouldn’t you agree?

You’ve probably heard we become like those we hang out with. They’re a BIG influence on us just like we are with them. So it’s pretty important who we spend time with, right?

Well, it’s the exact same with Jesus. Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control.” The more time we spend with Him, the more we’ll become like Him and look like Him, too. It’ll actually change our lives. And people will start seeing a difference in us and want to spend time with Him, too. It’ll be totally contagious. Now isn’t that cool?
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HeartDream Chat – How does your dog resemble you? How has Christ changed you to become more like Him?