Fear and pride are two sides of the same coin. They are both designed to keep you immobile all the while assuring you that, if you do dare to venture forward, you must go it alone. Hogwash
I know what it is takes to get up from one good beating, let alone two or three. I bet you do, too
You can’t unlearn something you don’t even know you’ve learned. The process of unlearning may be painful and difficult, but so is living a life full of regret and pain.
Be mindful about the words you say to others. And, on the same note, be discerning about the words that are said to you. You don’t have to let everything in
When you find that you are lost and alone, when things around you are distorted and scary, when you have hit what appears to be a dead end, cry out to the One who loves you most.
We weren’t made to grow within the confines of what the world offers. We are made for so much more. You have so much fruit to bear.
We cannot win, much less fight, in a battle that we don’t even know we’re in. We cannot protect ourselves against a weapon we do not perceive, much less understand.
I am under attack.So are you. I don’t mean a physical assault. I’m talking about something much harder to detect but just as real.
The way I figure it, in life, toxic situations are unavoidable. I mean, I’ve come across my fair share of them, and, my bet is, you have, too.
I’ve heard it said that in life we are always in one of three situations: heading into a storm, going through a storm, or coming out of a storm.
Hopelessness is not benign. I was raised by wounded people. Not bad people. just hurt people, probably by the ones who raised them.
“We are children of God! Cancer can’t live here.”It’s a sentence I’ve heard, many a day, listening to preachers and TV evangelists, alike.
There is a scene, in the movie Aliens, where Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) saves her squad from a mob of aliens.