“Stubbornness is an unintelligent barrier, refusing enlightenment and blocking it’s flow.” Those words grabbed me this week. They are the words of Oswald Chambers in his devotional My Utmost for His Highest. What gripped my attention was “unintelligent barrier.” Have I ever allowed stubbornness to block the flow of enlightenment or understanding in my life? … More “I Want What I Want”
Despair. The dictionary definition of despair is “to lose, give up, or be without hope.” “The sense of having done something irreversible tends to make us despair.” Oswald Chambers I would add that something done to us that is irreversible can also lead to despair. Despair is that feeling that every option is depleted and … More The 3 “D” Words Continued…
Another tragedy struck Florida this week. I hate to say this is becoming common place – may that not be true! But at the very least when people are senselessly shot down, we are left with questions, anger and sorrow. But a tragedy isn’t the only situation that can set off the 3 “D” words. … More The 3 “D” Words
Last week we talked about admitting the truth to take our life forward. Sometimes we can be faced with the truth and know what we need to do, but we don’t act on it. I recently read a devotional in My Utmost for His Highest that addressed this topic so well and gave me a … More Are You Paralyzed by Inaction?
Recently I had the privilege of interviewing John Mark Miller, a musician and writer who leads worship at First Baptist Church of Sunset, Texas. John Mark inspires and encourages other Christian artists with his blog and has recently been showcasing various artists. I was blessed to be on his list. What I admire most about … More John Mark Miller: The Real Deal
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?
Last week we talked about our compulsion to step in and take responsibility for others. We do this out of an unhealthy feeling that something bad will happen if we don’t. Most likely, we developed this sense from living in unsafe situations, especially as children. As we identify these patterns, God can free us from … More Do I Take Responsibility for Others?