May 23 2012

Virginity harder than training for Olympics

You’ve probably seen the commercials, they always make me cry, and I love it!  The Olympics are coming this summer!

Love this time of the year.  It’s not necessarily for the sports and competition, but the stories of the athletes and what they’ve overcome and sacrificed to get to this ultimate level of athleticism.  It’s inspiring to watch them compete while I sit on my couch eating ice cream. 

The latest story I saw was from one of the best hurdelers in the world.  She’s really cute, 29 years old, and very bold about the fact that she’s a virgin.  

Her name is Lolo Jones, and she’s my new favorite.

To the person that interviewed her this was radical.  

A 29 year old virgin?! Her response was blatenly honest: 

“It's just something, a gift I want to give to my husband, But please understand: This journey has been hard. It's the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. Harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college.

 

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May 23 2012

When Mercy Found Me

You’re may have heard the new song on K-LOVE, “When Mercy Found Me” from The Rhett Walker Band.  

I love that it’s a personal story of when the lead singer, realized he was headed down the wrong in life, and literally,  mercy found him..  It’s about the moment he accepted Jesus.  He didn’t have to get all cleaned up first, or get his life right first, he just accepted the forgiveness.  

 

I have a friend that once told me that Christianity is like automatically being a member of a special club, you just choose whether or not to exercise your membership.  

Throughout the month of May we’ve been sharing stories of those Mercy Moments, we’ve been calling them a “Blessing in Disguise”.  It’s about a time when you thought life was going down that wrong road and God’s mercy, his unmerited favor, turned things around.  

You can share your story at the right and if I share your story, I’ll send you Laura Story’s CD Blessings and her book “What if Blessings come through Raindrops”.  

Today’s winner is Tanya from Hamlin, NY.  

“When I was 20 I found out I was pregnant.  I was scared I would have to do it all on my own and I was scared because it wasn’t the way things were supposed to happen.  I am a planner, but God’s plan AWLAYS trumps mine.  My boyfriend at the time is now my husband of 10 years, we have been together for 13.  He is the perfect man for me.  We tried for years to have another child to no avail.  It was not God’s plan.  Three years ago, I had a hysterectomy and now am unable to have children.  While all children are blessings, our daughter, is truly a blessing in disguise.”  

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