“Accepting we are accepted for no other reason than that the God of the universe loves us is the hardest thing you and I will ever do.” Stephan Bauman from his book Break Open the Sky The God of the universe loves you. Can you wrap your mind around that? Until we do, we … More Loved and Accepted
“God does not want to punish us for clinging to our past—He wants to love us into our future.” Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Sometimes we hold onto our past as if by letting it go we will lose something, when in fact, we lose more by clinging with a tight fist. Moving forward means we have … More Letting Go
I’ve always struggled with settling. But I believe God is teaching me that being content doesn’t mean settling. God is the God of more. He takes us from glory to glory and tells us Jesus came to give us an abundant life.He says he wants to prosper us and provide for us according to all … More Contentment or Settling?
Every day we are faced with situations that seem impossible. Whether it is an illness, the ruin of a relationship, a sudden traumatic event or even goals and dreams that seem out of our reach, impossibilities surround us. But God says that nothing is impossible with him. I’ve had a number of impossibilities in my … More Impossible?
‘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