In case you haven't noticed by now, I tend to be stuck in the past at times. It's difficult accepting failure. Right? Falling down doesn't feel good. Some times it's a soft fall that you can laugh about, I actually enjoy those. But those falls that feel like miles down a rocky mountainside? Those leave … Continue reading Stuck in Regret
Today's message at church was prompted by an interesting question, "Why do some Christ-followers seem to struggle internally more than others?" It's a question I've often wondered myself because my transformation was so radical. I want to see radical transformations in the hearts of all my friends and family, I want to see them experience … Continue reading Standing Firm
You cannot expect other people to treat you how you want to be treated if you are not treating yourself how you want to be treated. That's why boundaries begin with the self. We have to give ourselves space and time, especially prayer with God, to learn about the limits of things we can and cannot accept.
This year has been an eye-opener. I think everyone says that every year and that's a good thing, it means that we are moving forward or at least touching the deeper meanings of life. But, seriously, it feels as though this year kept my eyelids peeled back until the dryness of my eyeballs was no … Continue reading Setting Boundaries (intro)
As an adult, this word means almost nothing to me. But, as a child hearing the word "revolutionary" sparked imaginative feelings of drive and innovation. I want to change the world! Teachers and adults were always pushing the idea onto us (as children). This directive was loud and clear. I MUST change the world!
Yesterday, I read a blog post from a psychologist who was arguing that you can't be "too positive" all the time. I guess he received commentary because he goes out of the way to remove negative comments from his site. It's actually funny, this world seems to support positivity and motivation until it's a consistent … Continue reading You can only be so positive…
I saw a meme this week that said the holidays can be a hard time for people with broken families. And it's true. Especially for people spending a significant amount on social media... Images of big happy families--enjoying beautiful dinners or bonding activities--that scream "love" can make people who don't have this experience feel incomplete and inadequate. Not because we are actually incomplete or inadequate but