It came down to a matter of faith, really. Did I trust God to fight this battle for me? Was I prepared to let the matter go and believe that somehow, some way it would be made right? Did I believe God?Read More
I don’t know about you but there were plenty of times in my life where I had to take a class at the School of Hard Knocks. There were situations that didn’t even come close to working out the way I wanted and I actually had to suffer through the pain of disappointment. Often, the pain involved hurt feelings and scars that, although not visible on my skin, are thick with stories of all the times I didn’t get my way. Honestly, I hated every second of those classes.Read More
Yet, if you look closely you’ll see that everyone else is exhausted, too. You’ll see the hurting hearts of those involved. There are wounds now that could take years and years to heal. It’s just too late to undo all the damage that’s been done. You would take it back if you could but you’re in too deep.Read More
When my space is clouded with clutter, I feel confined by chaos. It was only recently that I had a revelation about purging something else in my life that causes chaos in the worst way. Pain. I’m talking about the pain of being hurt by others, the pain of disappointment, the pain of rejection, the pain of unmet expectations and maybe the worst one, the pain of how hard I am on myself. I have spent so much time purging junk from my physical presence but I have completely neglected the junk in my soul.
I see the wake of this kind of infighting. My heart is broken not only for what could have been but for the emotional and mental devastation I see happening. To me, the absolute worst part is war started, fueled and promoted by Christians, the ones who are supposed to know better.Read More
If you don’t look over your bible once in awhile, you will for sure miss the memo. Yes, we are supposed to speak the truth. It’s just that we are supposed to deliver it with a chocolate candy coating of love. (Dark chocolate for me, please. Antioxidants, you know.)Read More
I crave authentic, life-giving community like no one’s business. I want to spend time with great friends, make lots of memories and laugh until my sides hurt and tears stream down my face. Maybe I am wrong but I feel like it was a lot easier to experience those very things when I was younger.Read More