Ever question the choices you make? Do you wonder why you act the way you do? Or react in certain ways? Do you find yourself in the middle of a road rage moment, a fight with your spouse or yelling at your best friend and question how you got there? Like, what just happened? I’m … More Feel Like Your Life is in the Gutter?
I wish everyone would stop hiding and seek help for their issues. There. I’ve said it. I’m not as hardhearted as that may sound. It’s voiced from a place of compassionate frustration because I know the freedom available. I’m living it. The women in the small groups I lead experience it. My heart breaks in … More Why Getting Help is So Important
I’ll come straight to the point. I’ve come to recognize other women like myself who have tried to protect themselves by denying the truth of trauma, abuse or sexual addiction in their lives or their spouses’ lives. But the protection we think we create actually prolongs our pain and hurts those we love as well. … More Facing Our Pain
Today I’m sharing an adaptation of a popular post I wrote a few years ago. It seems to have been helpful then, and I think it is relevant in new ways at this time in our nation and our individual lives. There’s a book in the Bible about a man named Nehemiah. He was brokenhearted … More How to Rebuild Your Life
He told me everything I ever did.” Samaritan woman at the well. John 4:39 Remember this was the woman who Jesus took the time to converse with when she went to draw water, hoping no one would be around. Jesus offered her “living water” or a life of freedom, abundance and no condemnation. And … More True Confessions
We’re continuing our series on becoming free… I recognize women who have tried to protect themselves by denying the truth of their past sexual abuse, domestic violence or a spouse’s sexual addiction. Denying the lie they are living and the part they play. It’s excruciatingly painful to face the truth head on. To acknowledge the … More Is This Your Year of Freedom?
We continue our series on deliverance from spiritual bondage… In our trouble, there is hope. Jesus is always waiting for us with open arms. And he finds ways to draw us to himself so we will want to seek what he has for us. Like the woman we’ve been reading about. First, Jesus spoke to … More Water Anyone?
Last week we began looking at the story of the woman at the well in Samaria… Jesus entered an unexpected, undesirable place. He was tired from his journey and sat down by Jacob’s well. The place was deserted, as the disciples went off in search of something to eat. I don’t believe this is coincidental. … More Our Past Does Not Disqualify Us
Until we can come face to face with the deepest, darkest fact of life without damaging our view of God’s character, we do not yet know Him. Oswald Chambers For most of my previously married years, I saw my marriage as the biggest problem with my life. It’s true, it wasn’t good. I longed to … More What Is Your Darkest Fact of Life?
I’ve read a lot about religion lately. The other day I remembered an orange button that adorned my leather purse when I was about sixteen. It claimed something like this: Jesus is about relationship, not religion. I recall when I saw it in a gift shop at youth camp, the concept grabbed my heart. It … More Religion vs. Relationship – Which Do You Have?