‘Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, except for a mouse He’s eating some crumbs from the day’s Christmas feast There are cookies and biscuits, cheese crackers at least The stockings are empty, the toys are in play The parents exhausted and sleeping all day Carols … More Farewell 2018 – Welcome New Life
Hundreds of posts this week have regaled thanksgiving blessings mixed with multiple cyber sales, and many venture solidly into a coming Christmas season. It’s enough to make my overloaded inbox cry. I don’t want to be that article. Don’t get me wrong. I’m beyond grateful for God’s amazing blessings. As a matter of fact, I … More The Uncertainty of Life
It’s easier to do something than it is to be honest. Think on that for a second. God puts it this way: “For it is: Do and do, do and do, rule on rule, rule on rule, a little here, a little there. Very well then…God will speak to this people, to whom he has … More Doing vs Being
It’s been a grieving week. I miss the presence of someone who belongs in my life very much and it grieves my heart daily that things between us are so stuck. I continue to pray and cry and praise God in the midst of the challenged relationship, but sometimes the sorrow floods over me. And … More Handling Grief
I’m not a trained or licensed counselor. That’s my disclaimer. But I have read dozens of books, spent hundreds of hours in counseling and led groups dealing with addictions. Most importantly, I’ve experienced addiction in some way for the majority of my life. Either being addicted or living with one. Here’s the simple truth. Whether … More The Effects of Addiction Trauma
Far back, as long ago as I can remember, I believed perfection was the key. I remember spilling a bottle of milk on the kitchen floor as I attempted to “help” my mom with the groceries. As a devastated three-year-old, an expectation formed in my soul and proved itself over and over in my life … More Letting Go of Expectations
That sounds strange, I know. We think of God the Father, and Jesus was a man so the picture in our mind is a male figure when we think of God. And rightly so. But we seem to forget that God created man in his image “male and female” he created them. Gen. 1:27 Now … More The Mother Heart of God
What if you’re influenced daily by the internal voices you hear? We’ve all seen cartoons depicting a character torn between the voice of an angel on one shoulder and a pitchfork devil on the other telling him the right or wrong way to handle something. While the visual may be a comical representation of good … More Who Are We Listening To?
Terrible situations deplete of us hope. It’s easy to lose hope when faced with hardship, broken relationships, illness or a crisis. Or perhaps we’ve been waiting for something to happen – a relationship restored, a loved one to be healed, a wayward child to come home – and it’s been a long, long wait. But … More Hope in Desperate Times
God wants you. Yes, he does. And it doesn’t matter how good or bad you are. How much you’ve messed up has already been taken care of. He gave his only son, Jesus, to take all your junk and my junk so there would be nothing standing in the way between us and God. God … More Do You Realize How Loved You Are?