It’s Dark Out There

I shared this song recently in a post, I’m sharing it again just because it’s that good.  And I can’t get enough of it right now.

This song talks about giving God thanks, talking about His goodness and faithfulness.

It gets me thinking.  The truth is we live in a very, very broken world.  The closer we get to Christ’s return, the more broken it seems to become.  What isn’t broken, the human race seems to break, and what’s already broken, we break further.

Good becomes evil, evil becomes good.  Isaiah prophesied of these days.

Isaiah 5:20,21 Amplified Version
Woe (judgment is coming) to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Woe (judgment is coming) to those who are wise in their own eyes
And clever and shrewd in their own sight!

But there is a remnant.  There is hope.

Zechariah 8:5-7 Amplified Version
And the streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets.’ Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘If it is difficult in the eyes of the remnant of this people in those days [in which this comes to pass], will it also be difficult in My sight?’ declares the Lord of hosts. Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Behold, I am going to save My people from the east country and from the west

We need God, church.  To think we can press on in these last days unscathed without Christ is foolishness.  We need Jesus moreRead More »

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Think Healthy Eat Healthy Be Healthy

 

Over the past weekend I had the opportunity to attend a conference where Dr. Caroline Leaf was speaking.  She has authored several books including Switch On Your Brain.

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Dr. Leaf is scientist, and combines both scripture and science.  I haven’t yet read this book (but I plan to), however she taught a bit from this book over the two sessions.

So many things she spoke about were so, so profound.  I knew my thoughts were important, but after hearing Dr. Leaf there are many changes I see that I need to make.  I always thought it took 21 days to create a new habit, when in fact it actually takes 63 days.  Changing your thought life must be incredibly intentional.  Get your hands on this book.

It was so powerful, the things she said on how important forgiveness is, to gain knowledge, feeding your body the right things (both to your brain and your body), getting rid of “toxicRead More »

Fitness & Worship with Courtney Jarus

I am SO excited to have a guest writer here at Not Without My Morning Coffee today.  This woman is a powerhouse.  Remember Proverbs 31:17?  It says, “She makes her arms strong”.  I wouldn’t want to get in a fight with this girl, she’d take me down.  Thankfully that’s unlikely to happen, because she has a heart of gold, and more importantly a heart for worshipping her Lord and Saviour… a big way she does this is through fitness.  Curious?  Take a read!

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My name is Courtney Jarus – I am a Revelation Wellness Fitness Instructor and Weigh Less to Feed More Facilitator. I have such a passion for health and fitness, however, like many others I have struggled with body image and insecurities most of my life. In 2014, my husband and I completed P90X3 [90 day Beachbody program]. That’s when I realized the connection of physical fitness and spiritual worship. During my workouts I found that when I shifted my focus of exercise from myself to moving for God, it became a powerful act of praise and worship!

CHALLENGE – Next time you go to the gym or do your at-home workoutRead More »

Crystal from The Candid Life

Hey readers,

Meet my friend Crystal.

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Meet Crystal

She’s a longtime friend mine, and fellow blogger.  I asked her if I could highlight one of her recent posts, because it deals with a very real issue.  Kids, iPads, and inappropriate content popping up even in the midst of a school assignment.  This happened to one of her one kids recently.  Take a read, and be sure to check out her insightful blog, The Candid Life.  Without further ado, I’ll pass this post off to Crystal:

When the Real World Hits Home
Originally Posted At The Candid Life

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Please excuse me friends, but I’m having a moment here.  You see tonight I encountered the reality of the harsh world that we live in within the four walls of my home.  Tonight consisted of a very heartbreaking conversation that had to take place with one of my young children about an image that had popped up on the iPad at school during a very innocent search for a related assignment.

Up until this point my children hadn’t really needed any “talks” but tonight, at an age far too ripe for any child, issues had to be discussed that I hoped could have been avoided until they were …. well …forever…or at least 10!  Naive? Maybe – but you carry someone for 9 months, then endure unbearableRead More »