Had I stayed in the shame cycle, I would not have been able grow resilient from it and would remain vulnerable to predators looking to do what they do best…steal, kill and destroy.
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
If you are struggling with something, please take heart. It is perfectly fine to struggle. You are using a mighty force to break free from something that is binding you
The more grief I experience, the more I realize that it is important to just feel it. Experience it. To sit in discomfort and pain, and let it wash through you.
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.
if you are going round and round, you are not necessarily going in circles. What do I mean? The Israelites may have wandered for 40 years, but it was not fruitless.
I have been on a journey to lose weight for over 5 years now. I have tried plenty of diet and boot camp programs, but, ultimately, nothing was truly effective until recently. Stay with me.
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.
This past weekend, I attended my daughter’s graduation. While that may seem like a rite of passage and a normal and highly anticipated event for most people...
For a long time, I felt God impressing upon my heart that a change was necessary. I kept trying to get a new job, but doors kept closing in my face.
I am grateful for many things in life, but the things I am most thankful for, are the things that, at first, brought me the most pain.
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.
I think everyone at some point asks the question “If God is good, why does GOD allow bad things to happen?”
Fear is paralyzing. Crippling. Debilitating. It is by far, satan’s greatest weapon (at least in my life). I mean, it has me imagining and reliving events that have never...
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.
If you liked last week’s blog, “An Issue With Blood”, stay tuned! There will be more short stories to come. As for this week, I hope you are encouraged by this offering...
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.
I am so sick of abuse. It’s everywhere. In the news. On social media. On our jobs. In our hospitals. In our churches, schools, legal system, families…homes.
Let me tell you a story about the day I almost died. I was perched on a rock, near the shore, watching the birds dive in and out, catching their dinner.
“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.