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
“I will break the yoke of bondage from your neck and tear off the chains…” Nahum 1:13 Say what? This verse from the old testament prophet spoke of the ancient oppression of the Assyrians. The Lord promised his people that their freedom would come from his hand. So what does that have to do … More Are You in Chains?
A Journey of Broken Faith I’m all about taking our lives forward into more abundance. When we deal with our past, God can heal us, offer us hope and redeem the broken places in our heart. That’s why I’m so excited about my new book, Rachel’s Son. Rachel’s heart has been broken by the murder … More A Sneak Peak
Ever feel like smashing something? I certainly have. And I have smashed, slammed, thrown and torn up things. Sometimes our pain lashes out in rage. Whether it’s with words or objects, towards others or ourselves, destruction is never a healthy answer to our distress. But how do I stop? In the book of Romans, Paul … More The Third “D” Word
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
Did you see snow on mountain tops or sand on beach rocks? I took this picture at the beach, and I still think of snowy alps nearly every time I see the photo in my gallery. Interesting, isn’t it? A couple of days ago, I was driving somewhere and pulled up next to a car … More Why Perspective Matters
No, I’m not talking about guns. (But fun picture, isn’t it?) Milan and Kay Yerkovich define a trigger as …a strong reactive feeling about something that is happening in the present, a feeling turbocharged by a hurt in the past.” Ever have one of those? Yeah, I thought so. It took me years to understand … More What Triggers You?
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
And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice…” Jesus Luke 18:7-8 Have you ever been robbed? I was once. Someone broke into my house and stole $600 … More Are You a Victim?