“Whatever the means, the task of conquering fear is the most important in character-building and it will repay any effort. Not until it is done, and effectively, finally done, can the human soul take its proper place, rise to its God-given dominion, and progress to higher and yet higher planes of power.” - Orison Swett … Continue reading Step on the Cockroach of Fear!
Last week I took care of my grandchildren while their parents went to Hawaii for a long-overdue respite. Ages four and one, they are adorable girls—smart, funny, gorgeous. They are also little people with expectations, desires, routines, and the usual quirks. It was an entire course in human relationships crammed into a few short days. … Continue reading How to Improve Your Relationships
"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 ever wished that you could become someone else with just a snap of your fingers? Someone thinner, wealthier, in a better relationship? In a relationship at all. I do! If snapping our fingers won’t get us there, is there another way to transform these little caterpillars into the beautiful butterflies we long to … Continue reading Break Free from Limiting Beliefs
Comment: This post originally appeared some time back, but seems worth another go considering the swirl of fear and negativity that surrounds us these days. May you trust God in every circumstance and experience the peace and joy only He can give! “You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do … Continue reading How to Find Joy
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!