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The Most Awesomest Diaper Bag, ever!

The Most Awesomest Diaper Bag, ever!

Can we just talk #momlife for a bit. The struggles of always carrying your stuff, things for your kids and for your husband. It can get overwhelming carrying a bulky diaper bag that just screams “I’M A MOM!” Or maybe you’re trying to be cute […]

Let’s Talk Spanking

Let’s Talk Spanking

Did you know, spanking was used in the Catholic Church to spank sin out of women after confessions? This was a practice that happened centuries ago, but somehow we’ve adapted spanking to everyday domestic use. I grew up getting spankings and like a lot of […]

Birthday in OKC

Birthday in OKC

So my birthday has come and gone. The older I get, the more likely I am to forget my birthday. I am official 26. I am officially in my late twenties. Way to sound old. So what did we do for my birthday? Road trip! […]

Golden Rule

Golden Rule

So you say you’re a Christian. So you say you love thy neighbor. So you say you follow God’s commandments. Does that make you a Christian? What does it mean to be a real Christian? Does it mean you read your bible everyday? Does it […]

Drive by Faith

Drive by Faith

It’s amazing how God can speak to you through any situation. When you’re just going about your day and BAM there’s a message. Well, that’s been happening to me a lot lately. Sometimes the messages are pretty simple, like this one… Today, I was driving […]

Let Bygones be Bygones…

Let Bygones be Bygones…

Forgive, you say.   Easier said than done.   As a child it was always easy. You apologized and went back to playing.    Genuinely having child like faith can seem like a gift that not everyone receives…   When did forgiving become so hard. When […]

Just One Touch

Just One Touch

One night, my baby girl let out a loud screech. All I did was touch her and she immediately stopped. Sometimes all it takes is her seeing me, and sometimes she needs me to pick her up and soothe her. In that moment I thought […]

Sitting on Fat

Sitting on Fat

The struggle of knowing you can do more than you’re doing. To know there’s more in you but you’re not sure exactly how to pull it out. The struggle of feeling useless even though you know you’re extremely valuable. To know you have so much […]

PrinCESS of Genovia

PrinCESS of Genovia

We all know that line. PrinCESS of Genovia, from Princess Diaries. One of my favorite movies. I can literally quote the entire movie. Let’s break it down. We have a teenage girl. She’s considered an “ugly duckling”. No one knows her. She’s teased and even […]

Out of Data

Out of Data

Facbook, Youtube, Instagram, Google. Searching one thing after the other. THEN you get that notification saying you are almost out of data, and only then do you become mindful of what you’re searching. Only searching and watching things that are important. No one knows when […]


#truthspeaker

#truthspeaker

#truthspeaker

As Christians and folllwers of Christ, we absolutely cannot be people pleasers.

I know we want to say nice things and we want to always show kindness and love, but we can’t base our actions and words on others. We can’t be wishy washy. We can’t put the thoughts of others before our respect and loyalty to our creator.

As Christians we always want to be kind and loving. We always want to say the right thing and NEVER want to hurt anyone’s feelings. In the New Testament Paul is throwing things out left and right! He’s saying things people need to hear. He doesn’t care if it’ll hurt their feelings. He’s saying what God as put on his heart to say. He’s saying what God wants His people to hear.

Now, I’m not saying to just go out and say whatever you want without a filter. No. I’m saying be discerning when speaking The Truth.

People don’t need fluffed up stories, today. We’ve had enough of that. We need The Truth. And as the old saying goes, sometimes the truth hurts!!

The Bible references discipline multiple times. And each time, it says God disciplines the ones he loves.

As Christians we are to love and look out for one another.

Love isn’t always kind. Love is sometimes expressed through words that aren’t the sweetest.

God isn’t always happy with us but he still loves and accepts us.

God’s discipline doesn’t always look the same. It’s not fun, but it’s done out of love.

As Christians we need to stop turning away from the truth, for fear of hurting someone’s feelings. We need to stop only preaching a portion of the scripture because the rest may not sit well. We are more  concerned with keeping a high member count in our churches or maintaining friendships, than giving people the “full” truth.

Enough is enough!!

It’s time for people to know The Truth, even if they don’t like it. Even if it hurts their feelings. Even if it means you’ll lose a friendship.

God didn’t call us here to please each other. He didn’t call us here to be pushovers and liars.

We were called here to do His will and to complete the mission He’s entrusted each of us with.

…and in some cases, you may not be liked. You may say things that will get you “crucified.”

But should it bother you? NO! Why not? Because you’re pleasing your creator! You’re doing what you’re suppose to be doing. And ultimately, you’re helping God’s people.

So pray for discernment. Ask God for the words. Don’t have ill intentions.

Just…Speak The Truth #truthspeaker

With love,
Shandora

For the LORD disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child. [Hebrew 12:6]

Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant. [Galatians 1: 10]