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This is where you will find the latest The Messy Mary podcast episodes listed with the newest first.  Simply click on the episode a player will pop up then hit the play button.  Some episodes have Scripture verses attached.  You can click on them to be taken to YouBible where you can read the verse in its entirity.  There may also be PDF files attached to some podcasts and even some of my artwork  Just click on the links to access the extras.  You can also listen to the podcast on Apple Podcast, Amazon Music, Audible, Spotify, and iHeartRadio on your computer or mobile device.  Type The Messy Mary in the search bar on those sites/apps to find the podcast.

Kirsten A - July 1, 2024

The Other Side

The Messy Mary

During life's storms we don't always have control over the waves of the storm, but we do have control over how we react to the storms.

Scripture References: Mark 4:35-37

From Series: "The Messy Mary"

I'd love to say that I was exactly like Mary sitting at Jesus' feet all the time, but my walk with Jesus has been a messy one. Join me, aka The Messy Mary, as Jesus helps me to be less messy and choose what is better.

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Since people are busy, I figured I’d put a shortcut on the Home Page that offered people a sneak peek at the creativity on this website. Here you will find blog posts that give you a sample of the different creative adventures available on The Messy Mary.  You will find a variety of types of posts including (but not limited to): Christian Blog Posts, Original Artwork, and Podcast/Audio Messsages.  For those bold souls, you might even dare to read some of the flash fiction, Christian Science Fiction, or other short stories.  I invite you to join me for some adventures.  To view all The Messy Mary blog posts please click here

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But we need to remember that we are all works in progress.

Welcome to

The Messy Mary

Inspired by Luke 10:38-42 MSG

For years, I’ve been inspired by the story in the Bible of the two sisters, Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42).  And I’ve been learning about the importance of slowing down and sitting quietly with Jesus.   I have to admit, I’ve spent too many years as a recovering Martha. Always busy doing things for Jesus, but not actually spending time with Him.  Instead of being more like Mary, who simply sat at Jesus’ feet, listening to Him and deepening her relationship with Him. In that moment, she chose what was better, and Jesus affirmed her choice. I’ve come to the realization that I need to choose what is better by sitting quietly at Jesus’ feet, allowing Him to pour His creativity into me.

But let me be honest, my journey to becoming more like Mary is messy. I stumble and fall, but Jesus is always there to pick me up and dust me off. I may still have messy edges, but I’m more like Mary now than ever before.

Choose What Is Better

 

I have to confess that sometimes my old Martha voice still clucks in my ear, telling me to go, go, go!  However, I’ve learned that to fully embrace the gift of creativity that Jesus has for me, I need to stop, sit, and be still sitting at His feet. It is in the stillness that I can hear His quiet voice.  The more time I spend quietly with Him, the more I have to offer Him and others.

And that’s what this website is all about. It’s about my journey as a recovered Martha, embracing the gift of creativity that Jesus wants to give me. Learning to be comfortable in the quiet stillness, simply listening.  It is His creative nature that inspires me to give voice to the messages He places on my heart.  My prayer is that He will use these creations to bring His healing to people.

Today, I invite you to join me on this sometimes messy adventure we call life.    And with Jesus’ help, let’s be less messy and choose what is better.

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