I will never pretend to understand the agony suffered by Job. This Old Testament story exposes us to an unimaginable type of pain and suffering. Overwhelming loss, rejection and death. Yet there is a verse in Job 13:15 that hits close to home. “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him…” The past … Continue reading Finding Hope in the Midst of Hurt
First, my definition of a messy soul: An individual who doesn’t pretend to have faith figured out, and doesn’t pretend to have perfected it. Next, my definition of a messy life: The fluidity of day-to-day existence and changing experiences. I can fully admit to having a messy soul. It was a real mess before I … Continue reading When a Messy Soul Spills into a Messy Life
Something really struck me recently when I was reading the Bible. The first verse in I Corinthians 11:1 says: Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. And I thought to myself, “What kind of confidence does it take to be able to say this?” Think about it. Paul is basically saying that … Continue reading Follow Me as I Follow Him?
Have you been there? Feeling confused making a crucial decision. The type of decision where the outcome will significantly impact your life and there is fear about getting it wrong. You have mulled things over in your head. Talked to your closest friends. Earnestly prayed. And yet…the answer doesn’t come. You need not just a … Continue reading Tell me what to do God…
I’m not a people person…just putting that out there. I’ve always been more of a loner, not big on crowds and well, to be perfectly honest, feel like a lot of people suck. Of course, I’m not naïve enough to believe that others don’t think the same about me. I’m sure they do. Forgive me … Continue reading Sometimes You Just Gotta Be Right with Yourself
I have been a “writer” (a term I use loosely) since I was young. I’ve always enjoyed the creativity of formulating a story or simply writing down my thoughts. As a child, I kept a diary. In my late teen/early adult years, I wrote a lot of poetry. When I became a mother, I wrote … Continue reading The Case for Journaling
Raise your hand if you have ever been hurt by someone. I can almost see the hands going up in cyber land. We have all experienced hurt by another. It comes in so many forms…anything from being talked about behind your back to being the victim of a deep betrayal. I don’t know if you’re … Continue reading Get Over Yourself
When you think of the word “miracle,” what comes to mind? If you’re like me, it usually gravitates toward something huge—like a terminally ill person being made well or a dead person rising from the grave. Yet how often are we failing to recognize the smaller miracles, those that we may not even consider to … Continue reading What’s the Big Deal About Small Miracles?
I really don’t have 3 easy steps. In all honesty, I’m probably one of the last people that can be trusted to give any type of “winning” advice in this area. What I could do however, is offer suggestions on what NOT to do. There is nothing easy about dealing with a difficult person…especially … Continue reading 3 Easy Steps to Deal with a Difficult Person
We’ve all thought it. Maybe we’ve said it aloud. Why God? Why me? Why this? Why now? I tend to think we’re less interested in the answer, than we are in using this question as a cover for what we’re really thinking… I have been serving you faithfully for years, God. It doesn’t seem right … Continue reading Why God?