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Looking at the world today, we discuss the upheaval, the change, and how with it all comes with increasing challenges. We remind listeners that we can look at adversity in either of two ways 1) at how it’s destroying our lives, or 2) how much we’re growing and changing from it.
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In Luke Chapter 10, we read the story of Mary and Martha. What we come to learn from the story is that one sister made a better choice than the other.
Mary chose to sit at the feet of Jesus. She knew that He was the most important part of her life, and so she prioritized Him before anything else.
Martha on the other hand was the one who invited Jesus into her home. She was excited to have Him, and eager to serve. But here’s the thing, when I read that she was distracted by all of the preparations or too busy serving to sit at his feet, I’m reminded of my own life, and the times I take on too much. I realize that even those who love Jesus forget how important it is to slow down and to sit at His feet.
This quarantine life has helped me to do that–to slow down, to cut back, and to get my priorities straight. It’s given me the opportunity to examine what’s really important in life and to start removing those things that are not.
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Read the story of Mary and Martha found in Luke 10:38-41.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Luke 12:34, NIV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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