“This place is a wasteland. Send them on, Jesus. There’s not enough here to meet our needs…let alone their needs.” Do you ever look around your world and feel like that? The problems and the heartaches seem too big. The resources too meager. You’ve seen miracles…seen Jesus work but now you are tired. That’sContinue reading “It’s too much. We can’t do it.”
Caring about others makes you vulnerable in many ways. The hurts our friends receive hurt us too. We rise to their defense. Those are hurts that can accomplish good. They make us love harder and share one anothers’ burdens. We grow in strength together. There are other shared hurts that can be deadly. Our friends’ weaknesses canContinue reading “Wounded by Friends”
Finding the presence of God in the past brings healing to the present. God does turn messes into messages! His presence transforms even the darkest times…no matter when they occurred.
Do you have a situation–or a person–in your life who makes you face the ugly feeling of being ‘not enough.’ Maybe that feeling comes from your own view of yourself: you simply can’t rise up to loving yourself. Maybe it is something that you care desperately about–something you want to fix or do–but it is outContinue reading “Ever feel like ‘Nothing is quite enough?’”
Some days the hurts of the world–and the sin that causes those hurts–darkens my view of God. This morning was one of those days. That is always a time to chase God hard. There is so much joy in simply taking the time to seek the face of God. He faithfully reveals what blocks ourContinue reading “Sun will Rise!”
One of the most difficult things in life is forgiving those who hurt us–or the ones we love. Forgiveness is never for the offender, though. Forgiveness frees us! I am excited to share another ‘taste’ of the spiritual journaling book. Working through Forgiveness Forgiveness allows us to LIVE the Gospel in the most tangible wayContinue reading “The Great Barrier to Peace”
Have you ever been wounded by the words or actions of another? Of course, you have. It is a part of life. There is an old adage that is heart-breakingly true: “Hurt people hurt people.” Those wounds we receive from others are passed on…sometimes with intention, often without our even noticing. It does not haveContinue reading “Giving the wounds away”