While there’s a cry in every heart to be uniquely valued–to be loved, there’s a competing cry to blend in and not to draw attention to yourself (unless there’s something about yourself you think will give you attention you really want). High school & college students are a great example…in any gathering of students, hair, make-up … More Blending In or Called Out?
Labels are a part of our world. They are, in their simplest form, a simple categorization…a tool to simplify the tremendous complexities of life. They are, in their more sinister form a lens that distorts perspective. Studies have confirmed that a ‘labeled’ individual is perceived more according to the label that the presenting facts. Beyond … More Finding out who I am!
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? Be joyful always. Maybe your heart is saying, “Really? Joyful? My parents fight; someone is always mad at me. My dad never acts like I matter. I can’t … More Be JOYFUL Always!
Confusion is a tool of the enemy. God is a God of order and peace. He says what He means, He means what He says…and He offers us a choice to believe it or not. Our choices have consequences. We live in a confused and chaotic world because so many choose not to believe what … More Do you live a divided life?
It is the question we hate feeling: Do I matter? Does anyone care? We spend much of our lives seeking activities and relationships that give us an affirmative answer. There is only One who can answer that to our complete satisfaction. The only One who can answer it is the One who created us. Animals are … More Do I matter? Does anyone care?
I have one eye that is used a lot but I cannot see. What am I? You see me where I never was…and really can never be. What am I? If you say my name, I disappear. What am I? If I drink I die, if I eat I’m fine. What am I? Riddles are … More Who am I
I actually love the week in-between the Christmas and New Year celebrations. The emphasis on true love–agape, sacrificial love–is the perfect backdrop for the New Year. And the New Year doesn’t feel like starting over…it feels like a fresh start. And it is! The truth is every day is fresh and new. We don’t … More Fresh Start