Last week I talked about the role of fear in my life—how it acts as Nanny Gatekeeper between me and all the things I could have, do and be if I would just kick her to the curb, step over the body, and do what I need to do. So what if I fall down? … Continue reading Courage is Its Own Reward
"Not all who wander are lost." That quote by J.R.R. Tolkien is a favorite of my sister’s. I can’t fault her for her interpretation: staying put in one spot all your life–never exploring your options, never seeing the world with fresh eyes would be a shame. For me though, it has a different meaning and … Continue reading Although Not All Who Wander Are Lost, Some Just Might Be…
The arrival of May got me thinking about the seasons. The weather changes, but the seasons remain the same, year after year, century after century. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Predictable. Unfailing. We have been talking about the lies we believe about God and this reminded me of another one: He is capricious and unpredictable. In … Continue reading Choose Life!
There is a prevalent fear among Christians that we can lose our salvation by failing to ask forgiveness for misdeeds. This sentiment was expressed by a reader who commented on a previous post, “[My childhood prayer] seemed to set up the idea that my salvation was in question. Every night the same question and hope … Continue reading Signed, Sealed, and Delivered!
In the last post, we talked about the lies that hold us back from reaching our full potential. Specifically the lies we believe about God and our relationship to Him. When lies are repeated over and over, they start to sound like truth and we incorporate them into our belief system and worldview. From there, … Continue reading God’s Not Mad at You
Have you lost control of your own life? A better question, have you given it away? When my I was a fulltime mother and wife, I would often whine to my family, “I try to be the mortar between your bricks, but you keep shifting the bricks!” Since I defined my role as the cement … Continue reading Stay in Your Own Lane!
Have the events of the past twelve months left you feeling as dry as a bone? God’s life flowing through us is often compared to a spring of water. In John 3:38 (ESV), Jesus said, whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” What … Continue reading Let the Holy Spirit Flow!
Good morning, my Jesus! What will it take to calm my monkey mind? The one that continually runs screaming down dark hallways, bumping into dead-ends and bouncing off walls like a crazed cartoon character? When will I learn to run the maze and make a B-line for the reward? When will I learn to run … Continue reading Stop the World! I Want to Get Off!
If you were reading along during the 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life review, you learned that your thoughts create your experience. If you weren’t, then you can learn more about that in the posts from February 26 - April 17. In those posts, I expounded on author Tommy Newberry's book which proported practicing Philippians … Continue reading Talk Back to Self-Defeat!
I haven’t been writing much lately. My mother always said, if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. With the world circumstances swirling in my head, the best I could do was hold on tight and try to deny the pain in my gut. Who wants to hear anything more about that? … Continue reading And Now, the Good News!