I was never a fan of the dark. Accustomed to being awakened to horrific surprises, having to jump to my feet in fight or flight mode, as a child I grew to dread nighttime hours. Now, as an adult, sleep doesn’t come as easily as it might for some, and it can be frustrating. I … More Faith Does Not Come with a Seatbelt
Hebrews 12:15(NLT) tells us, “Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.” During the time in which God inspired the Apostle Paul to write this epistle to the Hebrews, Christians were being … More When Bitterness Gets A Rub
Some years ago, I met Tabitha. She is accomplished and seasoned both in her profession and years, and found herself dealing with a troubling situation. In her late forties, she divorced an ailing husband to be with a much younger man. Her grown children and girlfriends believed it to be an incredibly selfish thing to … More Walk in Wisdom
“Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.”1 John 2:15(NLT) When you love someone and this person causes you harm, the hurt can feel like nothing else you’ve ever experienced. And yet, some have said … More Love Is Much More Than You Think
Many of us wake up, proceed with our morning rituals and routines, and carry on with the day. We get into a groove in our lives, and it can become so habit forming that sometimes we don’t recognize we’re neglecting our souls. When we bring this neglect into a new relationship, things can go sour … More Dedicating Your New Relationship to God
David, the psalmist, asked of the Lord in Psalm 119:18 (NLT), “Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.” I’m sure that David’s physical eyes were indeed open when he wrote this, and he could see before him. So, it isn’t a stretch for you and me to conclude that David was … More Anesthetized to the WHAAM!
In my opinion, the most insidious part of abusive behavior is manipulation. Many of us fall into this trap without realizing we’re doing it. There are things that we said we’d never accept, things that were a part of our zero-tolerance boundary, but gradually, we give up little pieces of it. We’re spoken to dismissively, … More You Deserve God’s Best
I remember the first time that I heard Colossians 2:10(NLT), an indescribable feeling came over me. This verse says “So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.” The Holy Spirit did a work in my heart as soon as I heard those words. I … More The Salt in Your Salt-Shaker
I recently heard about a man, a friend of a friend, who’s engaged to be married, and is having a really difficult time getting along with his fiancée. They’ve been together a while, and their rocky relationship is no huge secret. That’s why it’s surprising to everyone who knows them that they’re considering this very … More A Treasure to Love
The revelation that Jesus Christ spoke in John 8:32(NLT) is more than revolutionary. It is the foundation upon which our healing and restoration rests. In this verse, Jesus said, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” As truth speakers and truth seekers, we cannot let the splendiferous opportunity to … More Jesus Take the Wheel!