Write In Your Bible – Why I Recommend It.

August 15, 2016 Tara Joy 0

I write in my Bible now, but this time last year I refused to make any mark on my Bible of any kind. It wasn’t until a friend and fellow blogger Dara write an eye opening post called Let Them Burn on her blog, Living Story. I began to ponder why it is I felt so against writing in my Bible and I discovered that I was placing the Bible itself as an idol in my heart. Instead of using it as a tool to place God’s word in my heart, I was allowing the pages to become more important to me [Continue Reading…]

Twenty Six: Achievements, Hopes and Dreams

July 18, 2016 Tara Joy 0

Twenty Six years old. Wow. I really cannot believe it myself, and it was my own birthday this past weekend! At twenty six, I am extremely proud of how fair I have come as a person and in what I have achieved. It feels like yesterday I was graduating high school, then college and now here I am at twenty six. To celebrate, I would like to reflect on how far I have come and where I hope to go from here. Every year I like to assess where I am and where I would like to be. Take some time [Continue Reading…]

Legalism in Christianity (VIDEO)

June 20, 2016 Tara Joy 1

According to Wikipedia,  “Legalism, in Christian theology, is the act of putting law above the gospel by establishing requirements for salvation beyond repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.” When it comes to following the commands of the Bible, how can we tell if we are following legalism or the grace of Jesus? Are our actions of prayer, head covering, church participation and the like, done with desire to please God or man? It is a fine line to walk, especially when you  are acting in a way that is counter cultural – sometimes people can come off as being legalistic, but is that [Continue Reading…]

Head Covering As a Christian (VIDEO)

May 23, 2016 Tara Joy 4

Did you know in the Bible is says that Christian women should wear a head covering when they are praying and prophesying? I didn’t either until the summer of 2015 when I came across the Head Covering Movement.   I found what they were arguing intriguing, so I did some digging into the scripture myself.   2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the traditions just as I passed them on to you. 3 But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man,[a] and the head of Christ [Continue Reading…]