What Is Love?: Remembering Who Jesus Is

Dear Friends and Followers,

Today, I asked myself what love is. I’ve been asking myself this question for awhile, pertaining to some circumstances in my life. I’ve made it a prayer of mine, that I would find out what Love truly is. Continue reading

The Importance of Loving People

I scroll through Facebook. Looking through people’s and organizations’ pages, I am filled with a bit of sadness—and I can’t pinpoint why.

Until I realize: it is that, for all of this community/people-watching, I feel alone. Continue reading

A Deadly Plane Crash (and Reflecting Upon Our Lives)

It’s not usual that tragedy strikes so close to home. A small passenger plane crashed and burned near my home in Northern Colorado, killing the only person inside of it.

This is shocking, to say the least. Children from nearby schools watched the plane crash, no doubt traumatizing them. It is a reminder to all of us that we are closer than we think to our last breath—and that tragedy can happen anywhere.

…for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
(Psalm 103:14, NIV)

As you pray for those who were affected by this crash, I hope you take a moment, along with me, to reflect upon your life. Are we spending the time we have wisely? Are we being good stewards of everything that is given to us?

I’ll be the first to admit that I have not been a good steward of the time Christ has given me. But knowing I could pass at any moment 1) keeps my eyes on Christ throughout all things, and 2) encourages me to spend what time I have loving Jesus, and loving others. Most of all, it reminds me of the absolute importance of knowing Jesus as Lord and Savior, and gives me urgency to tell others about Him.

At the end of the day, these things are what truly matter. I hope that I, and you all, do them well.

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Do you know Jesus?

Approximately 2,000 years ago, God sent His Only Son, Jesus Christ, to save the world and to become the only way by which people can know the Father and be saved. Learn more about Jesus and what He has done for you, here.


Please pray (prayer sheet here)…

  • For those affected by this plane crash.
  • That unbelievers would come to know Christ, even through this.
  • For the Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu, who face trial, difficulty, and probably death everyday.

Thank you for your prayers!

Let Us Pray. Let Us Love.

I am reading an article, and my heart bows low. Numbers of dead bodies and statistics fill its sentences. According to this article, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has said that Fulani Herdsmen and Boko Haram have killed 280 people in February and March terrorist attacks, including 130 deaths in Kaduna, 120 in Zamfara and 30 in Benue states—all within the middle belt of the country. Continue reading

A Note of Love

Dear Reader/Follower/Friend,

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.”
(John 10:10-15, NIV)

 

Do you understand how Loved you are by God? How invested He is in you? How into you He is?

As a single lady, these word from Tom Ewing about John 10 hit my heart, hard. God has thoughts about us… and they are thoughts full of a future and a hope for us, from the One who gladly laid down His life for us. The God of this Universe THINKS ABOUT US AND FEELS FOR US!

Perhaps you have needed to hear this too. You may feel unloved, unworthy of Love, unnoticed. Know this: YOU ARE NOTICED! Jesus is into you, invested in you as His Creation! Just as He saw that the biblical Leah was unloved and honored her (Genesis 29), He sees you exactly as you are, exactly how you feel. Allow Him to show you that you can trust Him!

You are Loved by Jesus. His Love can be trusted. May you rest in the arms of your Savior today… because His Love will not let you go. ❤

Love, Your Sister in Christ,
Annalee

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Do you know Jesus?

Jesus Loves you so much that He gave His life for you. Learn more about this amazing God, and His Love, here.


Please pray for…

  • Those who feel unloved. Random as it may seem, there are people around us—and perhaps we ourselves—who feel unloved and unvalued, unseen by others. Let’s pray that they would come to know Jesus and His Love for them—that they (and we) would find our worth in Him alone.

Thank you for your prayers!!!

The Love of a Parent

It was 11:00 pm at night. I had gone to a friend’s bonfire… almost another state away. I had left at 9 pm, but as I was driving down the rocky road down to the main highway, I found that the highway had been completely closed off due to a fatal accident and I had to turn back around.

Driving back to my friend’s house, I was suddenly filled with fear and anxiety. I called my parents, telling them about the situation. I didn’t want to stay overnight at my friend’s house, but with so much distance between me and my home, I thought I didn’t have a choice.

As I texted my parents about my anxiety, my mother called me. Although they were a good 60 miles away from me, they decided—at 11:00 at night!—that they would come and get me. It took them a good hour and a half to get to my friend’s house, and we finally got home at 2 am. My feelings of anxiety in the face of an unsure situation were calmed by the love my parents showed me, coming to get me when it was more than out of their way. Continue reading