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…
Sheltered in Love
I’m an Enneagram Type 2. That fact alone will tell you a lot of things about me, including: 1. My deepest need and desire is to be loved simply for who I am; and 2. My deepest fear is never actually having the good fortune of experiencing that. Couple that with the recent dip in…
Stop Talking Over the GPS
I turned the GPS off last week and I’ve been lost ever since. My failure to post on March 4th serves as evidence of this. Prior to that, I had never been so confident of God’s leading in my life. Never had I been so sure that I was finally headed in the right direction.
Only the Well-Behaved Receive The Promises of God?
I know I’ve talked a lot about promises in the last few posts but as I mentioned before, I’ve been wrestling with some things that God has spoken to me and it seems He isn’t going to allow me to move on until I give up the fight. It is my prayer that by the…
There Are No Shortcuts to Growth
Growth comes not from willing in our minds to grow but instead it comes from being challenged beyond what we are currently capable of. It comes from being stretched in ways that are increasingly uncomfortable and sometimes even torturous. When faced with circumstances that we have difficulty grasping, our natural tendency is to withdraw but…
Fresh Out of Focus
On January 8th I published a post titled “Fresh Out of Ignorance”. This past Monday morning I signed on to work on a new piece and, to my surprise, the aforementioned post was in my drafts. Not only had it been removed from my site, the final version that went up was lost and all…