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  1. It is hard to conceptualize that kind of place at times - here on Earth it can sometimes seem like emotional turmoil is never ending! I love how you explained that idea that we are essentially "void filling" in a way, with the love space we are trying to fill. That makes a lot of sense to me. It makes me feel so much more calm knowing that I won't experience jealousy or envy or anything like that - it's very reassuring. Thank you for taking the time to help me understand it better! :)
  2. William - thank you! Great explanation and I think you hit the nail on the head for me about our relationships here on Earth simply being preparation for that higher relationship we will have with God. The clarification though has put my mind at ease. Appreciate your help and knowledge!
  3. This is something I've often pondered but don't really know of a solid answer to. If someone's spouse passes away, and then they remarry - what happens from a heaven perspective? Who would get "priority"? I've been so confused by it. Would love to hear your thoughts and supporting evidence.
  4. I am in my late 20's, and a few people I went to college with have already been married and divorced - I know at least 3 couples that have gone through that recently. I don't know if it's a sign of the times or a sign of my generation - I do think that sadly these days some people enter into marriage with the idea that as soon as it gets tough, or as soon as there is any issue, that they are prepared to walk. And that's sad, to me - I feel like at least in my marriage we have made the commitment to one another and yes - things WILL get hard sometimes, that's the nature of life. I haven't met anyone who has said their life has been a walk in the park all the time. My husband and I have already had some tough times, but we have vowed "til death do us part" and I know that we both intend to keep that promise.
  5. Yes! I saw all about this in the news, too! I thought it was wonderful. You don't have to agree with someone's views to show them love. In fact, showing love to me is one way to BRING people to a church, and to show them the love of Christ! Reminds me of another quote...the church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints ;)
  6. I haven't seen this in my church. Everyone is loving and accepting, even if they may not necessarily agree with people's way of life. For instance, our entire congregation was in tears when Orlando happened...our hearts were broken. We ached for those people who lost their lives, and for their families and friends that were left asking why. Friends of mine even ordered bottled water on Amazon to be delivered to the blood donation center that was advertised as having long queues in the Orlando area, as it was mentioned they were running low on supplies for those waiting to donate. I always think it's important to LOVE and to show that love - I am human and I am not to judge anyone! I never understood when online I saw so called Christians preaching hate or judging others - I think though that's the minority, and I do think social media these days brings out the worst in some people! I try not to let viral posts spreading hateful messages impact my perception of all Christians.
  7. Right now my PWOC group are doing the Restless Bible Study. http://www.jennieallen.com/studies/restless/ So far I'm really enjoying it. Here's a bit of information about the study - if you're in a PWOC group I would really recommend it! It's been enlightening so far. Would love to hear what your Bible Study group is doing right now!
  8. I don't know that guilt is the word - if I miss a service it's more that I just feel sad because I miss my congregation - they're such a great group of people that I just feel like I've missed a chance to see everyone. I don't think that guilt is something I want to feel when it comes to missing a service. My relationship with God is one I have every day, no matter the place - and I do feel that church is important, but it's not the only aspect of being a good Christian.
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