Broken Families during the Holidays

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

When You are Free to be Free (pt. 3)

Becoming free means literally becoming new! I did not have to fall into my old ways just because that is what I was used to. I not only had permission to change, become a new person, but I was encouraged to do so. Everyday God would stick His hand in my heart and rearrange my dispositions. The Spirit would speak to me by drawing me towards or pulling me away from something.

But, I don’t have time…

Strength, organization, peace come from God. And that peace must be renewed every single day.  It's a muscle that needs to be exercised daily. When it's functioning well then things are going well--you're ahead of schedule, you have extra time for fun and your mind is not running around like a headless chicken.