For those of you who enjoy working out, you have several reasons to do so. I would bet one of those reasons is simply because you want to feel better. If you enjoy lifting weights, you probably do it because you want to build muscle. Not that I want to be the next bodybuilder, but I wouldn’t mind sporting some …Read More »
When You Need God To Bring A Miracle To The Middle Of Your Mess
There’s a place I want to live in my walk with the Lord. My soul awakened to His glory, my heart undone by His goodness, ever desperate for more of Him, trusting that His ways and thoughts are far higher than my own, resting in His grace and faithfulness no matter my circumstance. I arrive at this place by way …Read More »
Why Living In The Past Will Consume Your Future
What would your life look like today if you believed the ugliness of your past to be truly dead and gone? Like, if wounds from an old relationship didn’t fall out of your closet every time you opened it, wouldn’t that be nice? Or you didn’t vomit in your mouth every time the new someone started sounding just like the …Read More »
Does God Really Like You?
I was sitting with some new friends at dinner recently. I wanted to know more about their lives, so I did what I do best: ask questions. My new friend, Bob, said this about his 20-plus-year marriage to Judy: “We’ve been married for a long time, but it wasn’t until the last few years I knew she really liked me. …Read More »
What We Can Learn From Separation
Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. (2 Corinthians 6:17) Most often, separation doesn’t feel good. We get comfortable in our relationships, habits and preferences — sometimes even when they may be harmful, or at the very least, not beneficial. We often struggle with removing what’s detrimental to …Read More »
Three Steps To Healing From Your Past And Being Open To Love Again
I never wanted to get married again. At least that’s what I told myself. Past hurts were still piercing my heart. One unhealthy relationship after another, a bad marriage and then a divorce had me looking for love in all the wrong places. I felt like a failure. This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. After the mess I’d …Read More »
4 Ways To Defeat Low Self-Esteem
I recently read a fascinating book titled You Can Read Anyone by David J. Lieberman. It divulges some of the tactics used by government profilers to determine the behaviors and mindsets of people they interrogate. As we might presume, a person’s self-esteem plays a critical role in how he or she thinks, behaves and makes decisions. Although the book appears …Read More »
A Love Letter From God
What were your first thoughts of yourself today? Good? Bad? Meh? What are your thoughts of yourself after I just asked you that question? If you’re thoughts aren’t matching up with the thoughts Christ has about you, my friend, then we’re in trouble. A few months ago I headed to Starbucks to work on a writing project. I was pumped …Read More »
Is Unforgiveness Keeping You From Your Blessing?
Busyness and chaos only began to describe the week I’d been having, not to mention a lingering sinus infection. Relaxing and reconnecting with God were a couple of my top priorities for the weekend. I showed up to my scheduled massage appointment, anticipating an hour of relaxation and relief. About 10 minutes into the massage, I had a flash of …Read More »
What Does It Mean To Have Freedom In Christ?
Jesus came to us as a tiny baby in a manger, concealing an extraordinary purpose: to bring the Kingdom of Heaven to earth and restore mankind to the Father. Matthew 13 is jam-packed with stories of Jesus telling parables of what this Kingdom is like. In verses 44-46, He says, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a …Read More »