You can have the world. I choose…

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? Matthew 16:26 Fame. Fortune. Fun. Doing whatever you want, whenever you want. This is the message the world provides. Do this and you will be popular. Be like them and you will be [...]

How not to be forgotten?

Have you ever taken a look through your senior yearbook? Glanced at that superlative section? The one that listed the best looking? Most athletic? Best dressed? Most unforgettable? Then wondered who they were? Because well...you forgot them. I have been thinking recently about this: What makes someone unforgettable? Or in the same way, what makes [...]

WWJD: Pray for those who hurt you

I went to therapy the other day. I am not too proud to admit that I am a Christian. A mental health provider. A pastor. And I am in therapy. I can imagine that during this time of upheaval and isolation many people are. As a therapist, I can attest to the growing numbers. So [...]

Leaving the shame behind

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 We had started over. My husband and I that is, in many ways. But in this case, what I am talking about is a devotional we had started afresh. The devotion to intentionally read. One I mentioned a while back [...]

So what if I am beautiful?

Can you begin to hate a word? Like cringe every time you see it or hear it? Has that ever happened to you? Because it had happened to me. See, I had begun to hate a word. I hated what this word had come to define in culture. What the world had taught women about [...]

Hold on and keep me safe

“I lost my safe. And then I did what you call a spiral. I spiraled.” These were the words I heard in that moment. When talking about loss and fear. And I felt that. Every bit of what was said. Let me explain… Prior to the isolation and anxiety that came with COVID, life was [...]

Seeing “red”

“You better never wear that red suit again!” This is what my friend had told me after I came out of a meeting with my boss. A meeting in which I had been somewhat nasty. Probably insubordinate. Even uttered the words, “Well, just fire me then.” Apparently, I was out of character, because my friend [...]

You can run…but you can’t hide

Rocks. I mentioned some of them in my last post. Those I threw into the ocean of surrender. And those I threw at cars when younger. Yes. My brother and I were often bored on our little street growing up. If we were not yelling across the street for our cousins to come out and [...]

Grace for the broken

Can a woman of God be broken by Him? Can a person who is faithful to Him struggle with doubts? With temptation? If your answer is no, you are mistaken. I’ll tell you why. Picture a woman. One who is sure of her purpose. She has put her trust in God, is sure of what [...]

No longer the broken one

I write to get things off my chest. I didn’t for a time. And those things, they took root in my soul and grew bitter fruit. Things I thought forgiven, lay buried underneath the surface. Waiting for a season of isolation to burst forth all that needed to come out from hiding. All that needed [...]