“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12, ESV) Intimacy. To know and to be known. This is not some marginal aspect of the human experience. It is the center of the target. We were …Read More »
Tag Archives: Freedom
I’ll Never Say Never
Early in my adulthood, I suffered bouts of insomnia. A constant churning in my mind led me to lie awake questioning my value and my choices. I’d ponder, “Why haven’t I met the man of my dreams?” Or thoughts such as “I’ll never be good enough to start my own business” would stream like a CD on repeat. In my …Read More »
When On The Ride Of Life Is Peace A Choice?
Have you ever been faced with making an important decision, and your emotions were all over the place? How in the world do you keep your body out of stress mode and live an emotionally healthy life in a world laced with negativity … not to mention life’s unpredictable twists and turns? A number of years ago when we lived …Read More »
Know Your Enemy
I’ve walked with God for a long time, and there’s one thing I know: God often gets a bad rap for what the enemy does. One of my greatest challenges in ministry is dealing with people who blame God for the disasters and failures in their lives. While some things are a result of our own poor choices, the Apostle …Read More »
He Looked Inside the Man
He looked affectionately at the man He had made. He had taken some of His own heart and put it in there. He could see His Spirit roaming around inside the man. What He had deposited there would one day rejoin Him in a one-of-a-kind reunion. The desire for that moment would grow every day until it happened. But He …Read More »
Who Controls You?
Blame sounds like this: “I’m not okay and it’s your fault.” “He makes me so mad.” “She drives me crazy.” “If he would just … then I …” “If she would stop … then I …” Blame is the way we assign responsibility for us to others. It’s the way we dodge being responsible for ourselves. It’s the way we …Read More »
I left the party, wondering what the heck had just happened. Out of my mouth had flown the strangest, loudest and most obnoxious things I could think of, and I had absolutely no idea why I said any of them. It was as if someone else, some stranger, had gone to the party, masquerading as me. I kicked myself all …Read More »
Freedom From Jealousy
Although jealousy runs rampant in our world, it is possible to live free from the clutches of the green-eyed monster. A heart that has received the love of God and embraced His grace and mercy is satisfied with God’s provision and plan for his or her life–it is enough! Jealous people are the most miserable, unhappy people in the world. …Read More »