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Sherry Chamblee

What Happens When We Stop Trying To Rise Above

| September 10, 2018
This is my bird song...

I live in a big metropolitan area in southern California, but I love nature, and always try to be out in it when I can be. Sometimes in the early morning, or late at night, everything else is quiet enough that I can hear the birds sing. I love those moments. Especially in the spring time when the night mockingbirds come out and sing so loudly nearly all night long.

Birds in the big city always seem to be competing with noise from airplanes, passing cars, sirens, the ever-present rustle of human civilization. Then it struck me, they’re not competing with those sounds. They’re just singing. The birds would sing just as loud if they were in the middle of the Los Angeles National Forest with acres of wildlife instead of acres of people things. The birds don’t start their song over when they get interrupted by man, or sing louder when a helicopter goes by, or give up when the blare of an ambulance siren drowns them out. They just sing.

Fixing Our Eyes On Jesus

How many times does God tell us to go look at nature for different object lessons about how we ought to look at life?

Those birds don’t get distracted from the one message God has for them to share. Even when settled in a place that we’d think of as hostile to nature, they still sing. Struggles come because they’re having to adapt to an environment that’s alien to wildlife, yet they still sing their message.

What do I let distract me?

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Becoming a Godly Follower

God Designed Me To Be A Follower – What About You?

Being a mom means I’m often one of the leaders in the household. It means I have many decisions to make each day, and many little crises to solve. For some people, I think that’s energizing. For me it’s exhausting. Sometimes I can’t even…

July 16, 2018
The armor we wear...

3 Important Things I’ve Learned About The Armor of God

Sometimes in my life I’ve felt so loaded down with burdens, so obligated to other people and other agendas that I don’t know how I can bear up under it. I stumble along, until finally I realize I’m carrying other people’s expectations on my…

May 7, 2018
A Testimony of Faith

A Testimony of Faith

The Bible talks about us inheriting a faith from Abraham. That we are of his “lineage”, not by blood, but because of faith. Romans 4:13 says, “For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to…

March 15, 2018
God's Grace... it's personal

The Unique Truth About God’s Grace

Has God’s grace ever surprised you? Have you had those moments when you know in your head that something about God is true – you believe it – but then something happens and it becomes personal to you? You now understand it? The Grace…

January 8, 2018
God is Love

Love Says the Hard Thing

Do you ever think about how God’s definition of love looks nothing like our definition of love? We could blame Hollywood here, but let’s face it, Hollywood is a reflection of the way our society thinks. Based on what we see in our entertainment,…

December 4, 2017
Procrastination and Jesus

Procrastination & A Spiritual Revelation

Procrastination. Does anyone else struggle with this? Please tell me I’m not alone. A little more than two years ago, I lost one of those tiny pins that help hold my glasses together. I tend to not take care of things I need very…

August 10, 2017
faith without works

Faith Works

I’ve been discussing ways to stay fresh in our daily walk with God… something I’ve found I need so much more the older I get. The first two points were to see things through the eyes of new Christians, and to keep a proper…

June 5, 2017

Are You Keeping Your Faith In The Proper Perspective?

The last two posts I’ve made here have been about keeping our faith fresh versus going stale in our spiritual walk. It’s too easy for me to become a person who is so used to hearing all the things about Christianity that I’d get…

April 3, 2017

Living a Passionate New Christian Life

Fresh or Stale? In my first post, I talked about the difference between seeing our Christian walk with a fresh attitude, versus a stale attitude. Am I seeing the Bible as something new and amazing? Or has it become commonplace? Recently I was in…

February 13, 2017

Am I Fresh or Stale?

“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” ~ Revelation 3:14-16 I know two different types…

November 28, 2016