Burden Carriers

A 2016 Repost from My Journey of Faith Magazine by Karina Allen current for today. 2015 was quite the year! There were so many highs and lows I feel like I have spiritual whiplash. There were amazing places I went to and amazing people I met. God opened several doors of opportunity that brought me closer to my calling. Then, there were the rough spots. There were several situations that continued unresolved for months. There were people who betrayed me. There was financial strain and a number of disappointments. One right after another, each circumstance arose. Good and bad, happy …

Pondering the Coming Savior

I am a thinker. I am one, almost to a fault. I am also a feeler. Again, I am one, almost to a fault. These are both strengths and weaknesses. I assume that Mary, the mother of Jesus was both a thinker and feeler as well. In verses 8-20 in chapter 2 of Luke, Mary displays these attributes in the midst of heightened circumstances and emotions, in the midst of fear and expectation. “In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord …

The Purest Passion

Passion is one of those words that encompasses many aspects. It can go either way. In one context, it could be really good and in another, it can be really bad. Depending on the person, it can be undefiled or downright wretched. Passion itself isn’t wrong. God is a God of passion. He had a passion to create us. He has a passion for fellowship with us. He has a passion for us to be saved, whole and free. Now, I have all kinds of passions. I live in the South. So of course I have a passion for food. …