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Jesus Blog: Do You Know?

Jesus Blog: Do You Know?

Sep 7, 2014

 More today from Susan Cottrell’s weekly “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… What a journey! Would you pause for just a moment? Breathe. I want to ask you something… Do you know how much I love you? Do you know how much I am for you? Do you know that the Bible says that God rejoices over you with singing? It’s true. And it’s not...

Jesus Blog: Just Carry an Empty Bag

Jesus Blog: Just Carry an Empty Bag

Aug 24, 2014

 More today from Susan Cottrell’s “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… Remember Mary Poppins? She arrived as a nanny with a carpetbag, then pulled from it items that could not possibly have fit in it – a potted plant, a wall mirror, a hatstand, a lamp. She did this with calm confidence. She did not wonder whether the bag would work for her this time;...

Jesus Blog: Restore the Beauty of Home

Jesus Blog: Restore the Beauty of Home

Aug 14, 2014

  More today from Susan Cottrell’s  “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… Home. A place of welcome, acceptance, rejuvenation. A place to be safe and to be loved, without condition. A beautifully designed space of rest. But beautiful things break down in the using – or the misusing. Families can turn a safe haven into a concentration camp, so those...

Jesus Blog: You Are Loved, Exactly As You Are

Jesus Blog: You Are Loved, Exactly As You Are

Aug 3, 2014

More today from Susan Cottrell’s “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… My friend, I want you to know that God loves you exactly the way you are. Exactly. You may have been told you have to change before God will embrace you. You’ve been given a list of conditions before you can be a child of God. Hear me now: GOD DOES NOT REQUIRE THAT OF YOU. God...

Jesus Blog: Guilt and Shame

More today from Susan Cottrell’s “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… My beloved: I don’t want you to wrestle with guilt. Many Christian teachers use guilt to motivate people to action they deem necessary. But that is not God’s way. If you are wrestling with old mistakes, pause. Ask me if you need to take any measures toward healing those...

Jesus Blog: How To Be

  More today from Susan Cottrell’s “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… Let me show you how to be with God. Exactly as you are. Not how to perform, or how to do – just how to be. Fully loved. At rest. At peace. Let me show you how to be with God. Let me show you how to be. [To read more from Susan Cottrell, visit www.FreedHearts.org]...

Jesus Blog: Don’t Be Afraid

Jesus Blog: Don’t Be Afraid

Jul 5, 2014

  More today from Susan Cottrell’s “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… So much is going on in your life. You’re afraid. I know. It’s full to the brim of activity, and thoughts. So much to keep up with. It’s so easy to get pulled down by fears of the unknown, the worst-case scenario – and trying to make things go the way...

To My Wonderful Gay Children… Welcome Home

  More today from Susan Cottrell’s “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… My wonderful children, who just so happen to be gay. Has it been awhile since you have felt at home in your life? With your family? At a church? With me? There is a story of a woman on a long road trip vacation with ten family members. Near the beginning of the trip, her...

You Belong, Right Here With Me

You Belong, Right Here With Me

Jun 2, 2014

  More today from Susan Cottrell’s “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… Come to Me. If you’re hurt… Or afraid… Or rejected. (By the way, that describes My closest friends!) Come to Me. Sit beside Me… Rest your head on My shoulder… Breathe! Come to Me. If you’ve forgotten who you are… If you’ve been told you’re...

Jesus Blog: Your Gay Child Is Amazing!

  More today from Susan Cottrell‘s “Jesus Blog” – a word from Jesus to you… Dear Moms and Dads… Your child is gay. Do not be afraid; it’s going to be alright. In fact, it will be amazing! Your world feels shaky but I encourage you to relax. It’s not just going to be okay, it will be better than okay. Your child is lesbian, or gay, or bi, or trans, or...