What Karen Means …

… other than awesome, of course. 😉

What Karen Means

You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.
True, but I’d like to learn so many more things.

You are also a keeper of knowledge – meaning you don’t spill secrets or spread gossip.
Wellllll … this one could be debated. *grin*

People sometimes think you’re snobby or aloof, but you’re just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.
Absolutely true. Then again, I AM a bit of a snob mainly because I’m unwilling to put up with people’s drama.

You are usually the best at everything … you strive for perfection.
I’m not usually the best at something, but I do try hard and I’m definitely a perfectionist.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
True. (Most days).

You have the classic “Type A” personality.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You’re always up to something.
Well, I’m not really wild (though I have moments), and I am crazy (in the not-so-good way) and I am definitely a rebel, in my own sneaky way. mwhahaha).

You have a ton of energy, and most people can’t handle you. You’re very intense.
Hhmm, I have MOMENTS of energy, but overall, I’m pretty lazy. I think a large part is because I’m anemic and don’t take my iron like I’m supposed to. If intense equals emotional? Then yeah, that one would be true.

You definitely are a handful, and you’re likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.
Yes. *blush*

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
I am and I can get along with virtually anyone. Of course, I thank God, nearly everyday, that people can’t read minds. Just sayin’. 🙂

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
Uh, no. Sometimes, I prefer to rock the boat. Calm seas are so BORING at times. However, I guess I can agree with the easy-going attitude – as long as people go along with me, we’re good. 😉

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.
Absolutely true.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
HA! I don’t know about the wise part, but I definitely observe and learn from people. I think I have a pretty good handle on people, for the most part.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
Oh wow … it’s like they KNOW me. *grin*

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.
Overboard? Honey, I sometimes catapult myself into another dimension with my assumptions.

Abundant Life

Teaching: Why I Believe the Bible – Part One

Every Sunday I provide videos and valuable links to the Truth or Tradition teachings. We’ve been following the Truth or Tradition teachings for many years now and they have truly blessed our family. We have found peace and happiness through our beliefs and we walk confidently for God. My hope, by passing on this information to you, is that what you find here, or on the Truth or Tradition website, will guide you to a better, more blessed and abundant life.

If you would like to read my views on religion and how we got started with the ministry, you can read this.

Let’s get started:

Should we question the Bible?

Questioning is a normal and healthy part of learning. Every teacher I know loves students who ask questions, because it shows they are interested and learning. God certainly does not mind when we ask Him questions. Furthermore, God has answers to our questions. The Bible is full of answers on all kinds of subjects. God gave us a command to love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30). Some people act as if an intellectual pursuit of God is either unnecessary or ungodly. However, God created our minds so we can think using reason and logic, and He is the One who said we should love Him with “all” our mind. We cannot do that if we are not fully convinced that the Bible is true.

Asking questions is a vital part of learning, and God tells us to ask Him if we need wisdom:

James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

It is very important, however, that we understand the difference between questioning and doubting. I believe that many people who say they “question” the Bible actually mean they “doubt” it. I say that because, in my years of teaching the Bible, most people who have told me they “question” the Bible are not really looking for answers. They do not trust God, and are comfortable living with doubt and unbelief about Him and His Word.

Read the rest of the article here.

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If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about God’s wonderful message, please visit the Truth or Tradition website. You can also keep track of the ministry through their Facebook page.

Stay tuned for part two next week. Thank you for visiting and God bless.