You Don’t Have to Understand, You Just Have to Trust
I’ve been drifting in and out of discouragement over the last few days and each day, God has been faithful to send someone to encourage me. This morning, though, I received a text from a friend requesting prayer and it was clear that discouragement had made a stop to her house, too. Thus, I felt…
Excuse me, I think you may have something in your eye
Last week I found myself judging someone for doing something that I later realized I was equally guilty of. I was in deep thought about that individual’s conduct, questioning their character, but as I strolled a little further down that trail of thought, I could see that I had been conducting myself in the same…
Isn’t it About Time You Stopped Resisting the Process?
The last 15 months have been quite a ride as they’ve consisted of a series of situations that have strong-armed me into growth. Forgive me for the Thomas Jefferson quote rip-off but I guess in order to be what you’ve never been, you have to do things you’ve never done.
There are No Freed Hands Where Bound Minds are Present
Our beliefs shape our world. More often than not, our circumstances are brought about as a result of those things that we hold to be true, whether that be in regards to what we accept as truth about ourselves, our abilities, our worth or even the way the world works. Whatever the case may be,…
Has Life Been Testing Your “Yes”?
Four o’clock in the morning. That’s what time I used to get up before the shelter-in-place mandate was set. If I found myself crawling in bed at 10 or 11pm then I’d show myself some grace and “sleep in” until 4:45am. That was pushing it. Nowadays, getting up before 7am is a real struggle. I…
5 Steps to Help You Begin to Shake Mental Bondage
Is it a coincidence that I would need to submit a last-minute request to take a “mental health day” the very same week that I had planned to write about mental health? And then, on the morning that I was supposed to get up and complete and publish this post, I received news of the…
You’ve Got to Be Flexible but Unyielding
We Christians can be quite rigid sometimes. We stand firm in what we believe and it is not very often that we are convinced against our will. There’s nothing wrong with inflexibility when it comes to our beliefs but, believe it or not, flexibility in another regard is vital for any Christian that hopes to…
Tell Us the Story Behind Your Fireproof Faith
This time last year I was living in a homeless shelter. That wasn’t an easy reality to face back then but I was very grateful. Grateful to have a roof over mine and my children’s heads, food to eat and an opportunity to start over again. I haven’t been the same since. Never had I…
Fresh Outta Defeat
I kind of thought the coronavirus might stick around long enough to keep us indoors on Resurrection Sunday. She has unpacked her bags and settled in like a visiting relative who doesn’t care that they’ve overstayed their welcome.
Dried Up Flowers and Dried Up Christians
One day my oldest daughter and I were eating lunch when she looked at the dead flowers sitting in a vase in the middle of the kitchen table. “Mommy, why do flowers die even when they’re in water?”, she asked. “Because they aren’t planted in the ground.” She then asked if the flowers knew they…