A Beautiful Hot Mess



What Makes A Good Christian?

Have you ever wondered what makes someone a good Christian? Well you can really never know everything about this topic but there a few things that are known traits that make people good Christians.

One thing that makes someone a good Christian is they follow Jesus’ example at all times as best they can and love others with their whole heart. This makes sense because Jesus loves everyone equally so one thing you can do is try your hardest to love everyone equally in your life.

One other thing that will really help you in life is acknowledging that you have faults and sins and instead of just being sorry about those things repent, change your attitude and pray.

This next thing you can do is something a lot of people do on a daily basis. It is to read the Bible and do what it says and along with that allow God to change you. Now I know it sounds simple like it won’t help you become a better Christian but it actually helps you see other situations in life in more of a faithful manner.

Another thing that you need to be able to do is understand that you will be persecuted for your beliefs.

One other thing that you need to do on a day to day basis is set aside time for effective and meaningful prayer because not only will it aid you to becoming a better Christian, it will also give you relaxation time away from the rest of your life.

The next thing you can do every day whether you are with friends or even if you are just out and about is trying to see the perspectives of others around you. In other words the point of view of others. I know that sometimes I get into little fights with my friends and I sometimes need to just think about what they feel like and think of if I were to put myself in their shoes how hard this fight is for them. This helps you become a better Christian because you are thinking about others and not only yourself. This also goes along with being patient with people who do not make you happy or even with people who make you upset. This trick helps me a lot. Sometimes if you are just so upset about something and you can’t forget about it just work and pray for others to the best of your abilities because if they are that bad of people they really need it. This is a trick I got from my mom.

Lastly, it is very helpful to think about keeping your faith through everything because if you are constantly worrying about things you will never live your life to the fullest. All of these things together if you try to work at them every day you will slowly become a good Christian.

This was written by one of my students and to say I’m proud of them would be an understatement.

Loved by Grace,



IMG_9574Currently reading Lysa Terkeurst’s book Uninvited which a Christian leader highly recommended.

I’m not quite half way through the book but it already has me reflecting on many aspects of life. A few things I do every morning aside from spending time with God is read positive affirmations. All combined is grounding for the day.

And then there is timehop which usually reminds me of the of other kind of affirmations I would otherwise adopt and share…OH EM GEE. You know, the especially fun ones are the dramatic announcements about how we just can’t handle it anymore. And while a pity party or two is more than normal, habitual  can benefit from the Lx2 formula. That is what I would say to my old self.  Not that I was always necessarily habitual but I could certainly scrap at times with the best of them.


As I’m reading this book I can’t help but think of Lysa’s personal life and the turmoil she publicly disclosed recently. But here is the thing, I’m one hundred percent positive we would not hear a dramatic announcement that she just can’t handle life anymore. Why? Because she lives loved. As in Lysa’s case, it sometimes means hard decisions.

Ironically we are studying the book of Ruth in the app Lysa’s ministry drives. Live loved, Lx2, a modern day Ruth indeed.


I’m blessed to know and learn from God filled leaders who pave the way to living loved.

Lx2 Affirmations

  • Release negative emotions which do not serve me.
  • Free myself of emotions that are not mine to carry.
  • My boundaries are strongly rooted in God’s word.
  • My authentic self with those around me is without fear.
  • Positive and uplifting energy is welcomed in my space.
  • The right to choose how I want to feel in all situations.

Reading the book has me thinking of this song which is awesome timing with drops in the ocean megakids week. This is how we do!


Loved By Grace,




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