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Questions needed!

Okay everyone - so I'm currently working on a big project focusing around Christian living.

However, there is a minor detail that I can't get passed unless I have your help - don't worry it's simple ;)

Soo here is what I'd like for you to do .....

I would love it if y'all were to send in real life questions for me to answer - told you it was simple :)

The questions can be on anything pertaining to Christian living - I'll even create a new page on here and call it "Ask Alisha" .....

Don't worry - ya'll will know about this project .... e v e n t u a l l y ;) :P

Thank you for your help!!!

In  H I S  grace, Alisha

We have a choice to make

As I stated in my post Predestination vs. Free will, I have been trying to study out the why I believe the way I do.  I don't want to have the faith my parents or my pastor or friends have, I want to have the faith that God wants me to have.

Through this study of mine, I have asked God to give me opportunities to talk about my faith with a friend .., and like always, He faithfully answered :)

As a dear friend of mine was sharing with me a theological discussion (predestination vs. free will) she was having with a friend, through this whole discussion and study, I asked myself this question

"If God hasn't already chosen who He wants to follow Him, then why did the disciples follow Christ after He said 'follow me'?"

So, I got to thinking + praying ... and as I was ironing for Daddy the other night ... God gave me a revelation!!

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” {Matthew 4:19}
This verse clearly shows us that we all  have …

Awk + Awe :: take two ::

:: Awkward ::
When a dear friend texts you and asks for your views on predestination vs. free will and eternal security - and you don't exactly know how to respond nor do you want to.  But because you are such an awesome friend, you respond anyway ... praying the whole time that you and your friend agree wholeheartedly!!
When you're told that the ministry name is already taken, and you have to explain to them your silly mistake of using the wrong name, when actually ... you thought you were using the right one! Putting together a mission project - and someone starts teasing/questioning your motives behind it!!  C'mon people ..... really lol????  What's wrong with sending flip flops to the area in which our supported missionary lives?!?!?!?!?  LOL :P
Going to your favorite Chinese restaurant and getting the Hershey's chocolate ice cream (place happy face here) .... and then suddenly ........ a little boy steals your chocolate ice cream (place very disappointed + start…

Predestination vs. Free will

For about month or so, my dear friend text me and asked, “what do you believe in regards to predestination and free will?”  To be honest with you, I cringed when I read this question … seriously!  So many times, I'm asked this question and when I answer, the person tells me that free will is not in the Bible.  So I despise answering any questions based on predestination vs. free will ... or eternal security.  After I answered her question, I felt as if I needed to study out why I believe what I do.  I had to know that I know that I know that I know that my conviction is Biblically based.

So ….

“What do I believe in regards to predestination and free will?” 
The definition of predestination is:
the action of God in foreordaining from eternity whatever comes to pass.
After searching Scripture, I undoubtedly believe that since the beginning God has known who will accept and who will deny the gift of His Son.  Why do I believe that?  Scripture is clear ….

“Just as He chose us in Him bef…

Getting to know you

Okay - so I was reading The Whispering Cottage and saw that she was doing a tag post + wanted others to participate.  Soooo here we go ;)

1. What are three of your favorite hobbies?
If you know me , you know that my hobbies are: photography, playing the piano, and image design.

2. What is your favorite season?
Autumn, most definitely! I love everything: the colors, crisp air, holidays, scents of baked goods, leaves falling, lattes from Starbucks, and I could go on, but I'll stop myself here. 

3. Heels or sneakers?
Due to the fact that I am absolutely 100% a klutz, I'd have to say sneakers ... buuut wedges + tiny heels are awesome too!

4. Casual of fancy?
I'm kinda an in between person haha.  Casual is pretty much all I wear, but I loove getting dressed up for church on Sunday mornin'

5. Which do you prefer: a birthday party, or a girls sleepover party?
I loove birthday parties!!

6. What kinds of blog posts do you enjoy posting that may be out of the ordinary for you or out of you…

"An Ordinary Girl with an Extraordinary Dream" << Every Heart fundraiser for Moriah >>

Never in my life have I had such an enriching experience than while serving the Lord in Uganda last spring. My dad and I joined Sixty Feet for a short term mission trip to help them, "Bring Hope and Restoration to the Imprisoned Children of Africa in Jesus' Name." The ministry reaches countless orphaned and abandoned children as they provide both immediate relief: Food,Water, Bedding, Clothing, Medical Care & long term restoration: The Gospel, Counseling, Education, Justice, Resettlement
This lush country overflowing with warmth and sunshine is in stark contrast to the dark circumstances where children are imprisoned. Visiting those places broke my heart under the weight of the dreadful realities. In my lifetime I have always known love. Most of them have not. Their lives are shattered. They need Jesus.

I had the bittersweet joy of spending time with a little boy about two years old. I noticed him standing there taking in the scene around him wide-eyed, dazed. …