What is True/Truth?

Truth.

What is truth?

Can we find truth today?

Does it still exist?

How can I know truth?

 

Is it enough to go by my own sense of what I think is right?

 

Jesus said, I AM The Way, The Truth, & The Life. No man comes to the Father but by me.

 

Can I really believe this?

How can I?

I see people that say they believe Him, and by their actions, they are going against what He says in His Word.

What they “feel” or “believe” is right does not match up with what Jesus has already said in the Bible.

Clearly, their own feelings are more truth than Jesus.

Which could lead us to the conclusion that Jesus is not really truth.

Does our upbringing, religion, or culture change truth?

Does the country we live in change truth?

Is there an absolute truth?

If the Bible is not true, then where do we turn for truth?

 

I have many thoughts scrambling through my head on this matter, and others related….

I’d love to hear thoughts from you.

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Thought provoking book

I just finished another very thought provoking story. It’s called “The Whys Have It” by Amy Matayo.

There are so many things that happen in life that we don’t understand. We just want to ask God “WHY?”. This story has so many of those happenings. It’s my understanding that the author based the main storyline of this book on an actual happening.

It includes tragedy, loss of family, difficult relationships, and more.

Here’s my review that I posted on goodreads for this book:

This is an excellent book!
Realistic characters I couldn’t help but loving, lessons of life taught, and so much more!

Cory is a famous singer, by all appearances, he is on top of the world.

Sam has had much heartache in her life, and lost almost everyone she ever loved.
Then her only sister gets killed in an accident.
These two find each other. In addition to sparks flying, they are able to help each other to a place of peace and rest in their walk with God.
There’s so much here! It’s about walking through hard times and finding God even in the darkest of days. It’s about forgiveness–both extending it to others, and even yourself, which can be hardest of all.
One thing I especially liked about this book was the way the author had profound, thought-provoking quotes scattered throughout.

If you like Christian contemporary fiction, then this is a must read!

Here are just a few quotes from this book that I’d like to share:

“. . . because she knows the secret: that humans need contact to thrive, that a broken heart is only one crack away from a broken spirit, and that both can be mended by smoothing on thin layers of love.”

“Last words. They can kill you with their lack of meaning, slay you with the absence of thoughtfulness, shackle you to a career of writing lyrics for the rest of your life just to hopefully one day get them right. Last words cut. Last words haunt. Especially if they’re careless. Especially if you have no hope of ever having another chance to make them better.”

and I think this one is probably my favorite:

“You can ask why all day long if you want to. You can ask God why and your friends why and yourself why until you’re buried in nothing but that single question, but you’ll never get an answer. This side of heaven, time is the only thing that helps a little bit. So don’t give in. Don’t let the whys have it. Don’t let them take advantage of you. They’ll crush your heart and steal your peace and mess with your mind and wrap around you so tight you won’t be able to breathe. Don’t let the whys ruin your life, child. Every time they try to sneak up, push them aside and move forward. Trust me, it’s the only way you can get on with living.”

It’s such a good reminder to trust, trust God! Let go and let God be in control!!

I would like to add a disclaimer though. Especially since I have a teen daughter that also loves to read. 😉 In my opinion, this book does go into too much detail when it describes kissing between the two main characters. Because of that, I would not recommend this for audiences under the age of 18 (or whatever is deemed appropriate…)

The lessons on forgiveness and relationship did make it one that I enjoyed reading. (Because I am a fast–skim–reader, I tend to skip over parts that I don’t like)

What hard times have you gone through/are going through that you would like to have God answer Why? Rest assured, He is with you each step of the way, and He Cares!!

Daughters and good books

Happy Monday to you!

I have to keep this brief, but I just stumbled across a blog that I think might be of interest to some of you. Those of you with daughters that love to read, I mean!

I haven’t had time yet to thoroughly check through this list, but here is a lady that has a blog and takes particular time to review books, and make recommendations as to which age group they would be best suited to: https://booksforchristiangirls.blogspot.com

I’ve struggled with this often. My girls love to read. I’d love to sit down and screen each book they bring home from the library. But I don’t have time. There are books that I know are ok, some that I’m mostly certain are, and then there’s others I just don’t know about.

I’m excited about seeing what this gal has to say about different books, and hoping that I can find some new books for my girls to read.

From quickly looking at her site, she has a section for each age group, and then you can click on a book title, and she gives a detailed list for that book, things that caught her attention as to whether it may or may not be appropriate for young (Christian) girls to read. It’s kind of like reading the ‘parental content’ section on IMDB to check out if a movie is appropriate for your kids or not….

Take a look, I’d love to hear your thoughts!