In Rememberence 

I woke up with your memory, freshly pressed from a dream. You were looking right at me, talking to me. I wish we had embraced, I wish I could remember what that feels like. I miss you Mom. It’s hard to believe that our lives were forever changed one year ago today, when Jesus took you home. Always in my heart, always in my mind. I love you Mom.

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No Shades For Me

Before I got saved, I read the first two books in the Shades of Grey series. I was in a relationship at the time and saw nothing wrong with reading them. They were exciting, quick reads because you just didn’t want to put them down. The only reason I didn’t read the last one was because I wasn’t able to borrow a copy. I never bought the books and I’m glad I didn’t.

Since getting saved, I have been removing the shades on things I used to enjoy and seeing them for what they really are in God’s eyes. Conviction can be taken as an insult by some people but for me it has been an opportunity to walk more in line with Jesus. I’m not going to say it’s been easy to let go of the temptations in this world but I am learning one sin at a time.

I’m not going to see 50 Shades of Grey tonight. I’m not going to see it this weekend or wait for it to come out on video. I’m not going to engage in colorful conversations about the movie nor will I allow myself to judge others that do. I’ve chosen a different path, one that is right for me, my husband, and my family.

We can choose to live in darkness or we can choose to live in the light. For me, I’ve learned not to want the darkness anymore. I won’t let it seduce me. I’m keeping my eyes focused on Jesus and leaving the shades in the drawer. What can I say? I’ve always liked the sun in my eyes.

Would You Take This Job?

What is important to you when you’re looking for a job? Better pay? Location? Perhaps health benefits? We try so hard to find the right job for the right price, and sometimes we wind up sacrificing the very things that are most important because we think it will be better for ourselves and our families in the long run. Could we be wrong? What if we applied that thinking on a much bigger scale?

I was sitting here tonight, praying over the kids and my family and started thinking of the benefits that people miss out on when they don’t work for God. Maybe they just don’t realize what a great opportunity it is? I’m a big picture kind of girl so I thought I would take a shot at writing a job announcement for God’s company to highlight some of the benefits of working for Him. I don’t want anyone to miss out on this opportunity so please be sure to pass it on to believers and non-believers alike. God is always hiring!


ARE YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW

In a dead-end life, trying to make ends meet but your wheels are spinning? Then I’ve got the job for you!

***NOW HIRING***

Benefits of Working For God:

  • Satisfying Work
  • Convenient Locations
  • Financial Security
  • Health Benefits
  • Job Security
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Confidential Counseling
  • Training Provided

When you come to work for God, you belong to a family that will look out for you no matter what, and membership lasts longer than a lifetime! God makes sure to consider the needs of all of His employees and so you will learn quickly how great a provider He is. Once people start seeing how happy you are working with Him, your friends and family will want to as well. Don’t worry – there is no conflict so make sure you tell them all about your experiences.  There is always work to be done and never enough people so God doesn’t turn anyone away. There is also an open-door policy so you can bring matters to God’s attention and air out your grievances at any given time. His employees are so important to Him, that God always makes time for them, even if that means taking an unscheduled break. The best part is that the work is challenging AND rewarding. You will not be disappointed!

For more information about this great opportunity, visit John 3:16.

To apply in person, call on Jesus with “You Are My Lord And Savior.”


For more information about Kristeen Nicole Gillooly, her music and her ministry, please visit http://www.kngmusicministry.com. You can also visit her artist website at http://www.kristeennicolegillooly.com. 

Do You Submit To Your Husband?

Someone posed a great question to me today, and in responding to them, I started thinking about the role of a woman in marriages, and how it can reflect our heart for Jesus. Here’s what I had to say…

Question: What do u think of this a couple has a 2 month old child and the wife wants to go out to a coworkers party which she did even though the Husband isn’t agreeing with it?

Answer: Hi there. Well, there are two things here. One, the wife probably needs a break. If going to the party is a way for her to relax and have a little harmless fun, but there are concerns about how they decide to have fun then they should look at other options for her to relax and have some fun.

Two: It is never wise for one person in the marriage to do something just because they want to, especially when their spouse discourages it. Both should be honest and communicate their reasons. The party is there to serve a need. Find out the need and address it in a healthy manner without causing divisions in the marriage. That takes work on both parts.

In the end, people unfortunately will sometimes do what they want and we have to find a way to move past the hurt, feelings of disrespect, and bridge communication again. It isn’t easy – it requires time and both have to willingly take steps to rebuild trust. I say both because the woman who went to the party is likely angry herself, thinking the husband doesn’t care about her and her needs, even in situations where alcohol or drugs were to be at said party. It still comes down to feelings hurt on both sides and the need to acknowledge and apologize for failing each other.

I hope this helps. My husband has been there where his ex did many things he discouraged. I respect and listen to my husband, even if I don’t understand his reasons. For me, it comes down to faith that my husband is seeing something I’m not seeing. It takes a strong sense of self and respect to lay your desires down but that is what we do continuously at the foot of Jesus.

The bible says to submit to our husbands, and for a woman, doing so prepares our hearts to receive Jesus. How can we lay our lives down for Jesus if we cannot do it for our husbands? For the sake of our families? To be a woman is to sacrifice and Jesus is our great example.

I don’t know if this is a real example in your life but marriages all over the world suffer when women do not understand why they have to submit to their husbands. I will pray for your relationships and pray that communication and respect prevail, that Jesus is properly placed before you, and that your heart is open to the will of God for the sake of your family. God bless you.


For more information about Kristeen Nicole Gillooly, her music and her ministry, please visit http://www.kngmusicministry.com. You can also visit her artist website at http://www.kristeennicolegillooly.com.