First Things First

Finally….the first blog post!!!!  What fun it will be to share with you (my family, friends, acquaintances, and future sons and daughters-in-law) the things that are happening here in Honduras.

This blog was born out of my desire to keep in touch with all of you, share thoughts about life, post pictures of events that are happening in The Pentecostals of Honduras, and keep you updated on the family farm (we have 17 new baby chicks).   Thanks to the many young people in my life who encouraged me to take a leap of faith into the “unknown” world of technology and showed me how to do it (stop laughing!).

On a more serious note, recently I was reading a book written by a missionary to India.  He posed a question something like this, “If you could spend your life doing one thing for God, what would it be?”  I began to ponder that question, and came up with this answer.  If I am only going to do one thing for God in this life, I choose to encourage every child and young person that I meet to have a “heart deep” relationship with Jesus.  Beginning with my own children.

In this day and age we don’t need shiny, plastic Christians.  We need Christians that love like Jesus loved, reached like Jesus reached, walk like Jesus walked.  Christians who do not have to live in their comfort zone. Christians whose only focus is not food, or fashion, or gossip. Christians who see the big picture. Christians who recognize that there is a world full of lost souls who need the hope that Jesus brings.  That’s the kind of “heart deep” relationship I’m talking about.

Now putting the question to you…

If you could spend your life doing one thing for God, what would it be?







10 thoughts on “First Things First

  1. Sis. Schreckhise,
    I am SO glad that you decided to start your blog! I will be a faithful reader! (And don’t worry, we aren’t laughing – more like cheering you on!)
    Thank you for the thoughtful and heartfelt post. I totally agree with having a “heart deep” relationship with God – a very good answer to the question asked by the missionary to India. I feel the same way.
    I guess in my own words I would have to say that I just want to be real – Serving God from the bottom of my heart and reaching as many souls as I can while it is yet day.

    Looking forward to more posts from you soon 😉

    -Jen Connell
    A.K.A. “Angie” LOL!


  2. Well, you finally did it, MAMA!! You are amazing…as always!! I am so excited about this blog. I was talking with someone else about how much we need bloggers that will tell it like it is. I know I won’t be finding no fluffy blogging here, and I am excited. I have been recommending your blog to everyone I can, because I know you. When you start speaking (or writing), you always have something to say.

    …well, almost always. 😀 Go get ’em, mama!


  3. Sis. Schreckhise,

    I am SO happy you took “the leap”! Great first post, I am looking forward to reading more!

    If I could do only one thing for God….hmm…this is a hard one.
    I would want to be a prayer warrior. If I could just do one thing, I would spend my days crying out to God on behalf of so many people and situations that go abandoned in prayer. I would want to be like my Mom, whose cries of prayer have awakened the spiritually sleepy and challenged the comfortable & apathetic christian into action.

    Love you all, te extrano!
    -Hanna Kifle


  4. Oh yeah, I guess I never answered your question… I think that I would want to be able to blog like you. JK (The Lord knows the world probably couldn’t handle two of us)

    I think I would…actually I think I am going to have to think on that one…


  5. Sis. Shreckhise,
    This poses A LOT of thoughts, I want to reach the lost, I want to be a prayer warrior, I want to be a worshipper, I want to be a giver, its hard to think of ONE thing above all, buuuuuuut I think it can be summed up in the song, ♪♫To be like Jesus,♫ to be like him, All I ask – to be like Him ♫All through life’s journey ♪From earth to glory ♫All I ask – to be like Him. ♫♫♪♫♪♪ I want to be known for loving people like Jesus does!!!


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