Posts Tagged ‘heart’

Quote of the Day

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Don’t just follow your heart because your heart can be deceived … but LEAD your heart. -Fireproof, the movie

LeadYourHeart

Quote of the Day

Friday, September 25th, 2015

To give and not expect return, that is what lies at the heart of love. -Oscar Wilde

Give

Quote of the Day

Friday, November 1st, 2013

The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust in Him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. –Psalm 28:7

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Quote of the Day

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Don’t just follow your heart because your heart can be deceived … but LEAD your heart. —Fireproof, the movie

LeadYourHeart

Noteworthy: Begin Again

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Noteworthy

Most of us have been in a relationship at some point in our life where we felt unappreciated, unloved, and undesired. Rather than being wooed and affirmed, you’re left convincing the person to love you and see that you are valuable, precious, and worthy of being treated with respect. It’s lonely, painful, and damaging.

I was definitely in a relationship like this before, and I had nearly lost all faith in the existence of my “fairytale.” It wasn’t that I was looking for perfection or unrealistic, but I had always hoped for and believed in finding someone that I loved and adored and who felt the same way about me. My best friend that adventured through life with me. Someone to laugh, cry, and just be with through all of life’s turns and swerves. That person that pushes you to your full potential while supporting you in a loving embrace. This vision and dream was but a mere flicker at one point because of the relationship I had subjected myself to.

Then, I met my husband. Quickly my flicker became a flame, and I found that all of my hopes and dreams for a lifetime partner were not only realized but exceeded. What a treasure and blessing it is to find the one that your heart loves. That person who makes you dream, hope, anticipate, strive, and believe.

Taylor Swift

There’s a song by Taylor Swift off of her latest album, Red, that always stirs gratitude within me. I’m reminded of the brokenness and loneliness I once felt and the excitement and joy that my husband brought me when he came into my life. The song is called Begin Again, and it’s a message of hope. Hope that love exists and that, if you’re willing to be patient, diligent, and wise, someone who is deserving will come into your life.

I will leave you with this thought: God wants the best for you. Sometimes we settle and compromise for less than that, but God wants you to have faith in His plans for your life. ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ (Jeremiah 29:11). If you’re struggling, questioning, wondering, or searching, take it to your Heavenly Father. Whether it seems like it or not, He cares, is listening, and working on your behalf.

Let me know what you think of the song and, well, anything else you might have on your mind. 🙂

 

Our Heart For Marriage

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

At Foundation Restoration we are passionate about restoring the foundation of society — marriages. We work tirelessly to provide resources to help relationships thrive. Recently we put together a video to share a little more of the heart behind our organization with you. We hope that you find it to be encouraging, inspiring, and informative. As you take a look, we ask that you please share this video with everyone you know  via email, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.), and any other means possible. Help us spread the word about our organization and this extremely important message that marriage is worthwhile.

Without further delay, ladies and gentlemen … the debut of the new Foundation Restoration video …

 

The Waste of Size

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

By Jarrid Wilson

Alright Ladies, this post is for you.

To be honest, I’m disgusted by the way our world treats you. It’s sad to say, but it’s almost as if our world purposely ignores the way we treat women. And Christian or not, the topic of weight and waist floats across the board of conversations. Not to mention how many women have struggled with weight issues in their past. The heartless conversations definitely don’t help.

The Church is supposed to be a place of freedom, acceptance, and purity. But how many times have you found your insecurity level rise while in the presence of Christian men or women? Our conversation is supposed to encourage, not deter.

Ephesians 4:29 – Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

1 Samuel 16:7 – For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.

If yes, why is that?

Now don’t get me wrong. I am not saying all Christian men/women are like this. But what I am saying is that it’s wrong and not of God. You are beautiful in the eyes or God, and until someone can look at you through His eyes, their sight is of the world and not of purity.

Continue to seek God, and do not let the opinion of men or women crush your foundation in Christ. Regardless if you weigh 50 lbs., 100 lbs., or 300 lbs. You have been made in HIS image, and don’t you ever forget that.

Ladies, your beauty is not defined by your waist size or weight but by your heart and passion for Jesus Christ. And if anyone says differently, I wouldn’t waste your time in their presence because they’re only going to bring you down.

A real man knows waist size is a waste size. It’s the heart for Him that counts.

Genesis 1:27 – So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 

Jarrid Wilson is an aspiring world changer whose eagerness is to preach the love of God with others. He is passionate about connecting God’s Word to the upcoming generation through relevant, yet challenging and pivotal messages. He is determined to use every avenue available to audaciously shout the truth of a loving and personal God.

He’s a broken guy, seeking God in bringing Hope to a broken world.

“Underneath my skinny, pale, fragile boned structure, is a man seeking after Gods own heart.”

http://jarridwilson.com/

 

Talking Tuesday

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

 

Share your thoughts, feelings, and stories as well as respond to others regarding these questions:

If you are married: What was it that initially attracted you to your spouse?

If you are single/dating: What typically attracts you to someone?

I’ll get us started …

Beside the fact that I thought my hubs was a total stud muffin, what initially attracted me to Steve was his heart. It may sound cheesy, but it’s true. He was such a genuine, kind, humble, caring man so full of integrity. I was so comforted and attracted to the fact that his heart belonged to the Lord. It was so apparent because the fruit of that Christ-centeredness were abundantly present. He was always humble and thinking of others, and being around him makes everyone want to be a better person. He is truly extraordinary, and it all starts with his pure, kind, Christ-following heart.

Okay, it’s your turn!

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