When I was a teenager, I developed the habit of daydreaming whenever I felt alone or insignificant. This habit continued on and off into my adulthood for an embarrassingly long time. In my imaginary place, I was able to make a difference in my world, and a hero always came to rescue me from any … Read more about Image Building
My husband and I are reading a book by Steven Pressfield called “The War of Art”. Pressfield also wrote “Do the Work”, and in both books he talks about the Resistance, which in a more secular way bears a strong resemblance to the spiritual opposition that we Christians wrestle with. (1 Peter … Read more about Resistance
Stephen makes a dramatic and short appearance in scripture in the book of Acts. “Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, did great wonders and miraculous signs among the People.” Acts 6:8 “Opposition arose, however, from members of the Synagogue…” (Acts 6:9). The most fierce and … Read more about Forgiveness versus Vengeance
I have been reading through the book of Exodus with my kids. Last week we read about the battle between Israel and the Amalekites. Moses stood at the top of the hill with the staff of God in his hands. “As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his … Read more about My son is my hero!
I have just finished reading another book by Immaculee Ilibagiza (a survivor of the Rwandan Genocide) called "The Rosary: The Prayer That Saved My Life”. I am not Catholic, but prayer is so important in my own life that I felt I might be able to relate at least a little bit to Immaculee. Immaculee … Read more about Prayer saved my life too!
I am not a psychologist. I have no training when it comes to helping people to recover from self destructive habits, but I do know that wounded people lash out (sometimes at the people that they love the most). I know it is a conundrum, but defensiveness makes us feel at least a little bit safer. … Read more about How to respond when wounded people lash out
I have always been a naive’ person. Any joke that is slightly off color baffles me. I am easy to manipulate and easy to intimidate. I tend to jump into messy situations and try to help without fully weighing the costs. I have a childlike spirit even in my forties that I am beginning to accept I … Read more about Coming out of hiding!
My thirteen year old son is growing in leaps and bounds spiritually so that he has already begun to teach me. Last week he pointed out (as he had been studying in his youth group) that the third commandment: “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God…” Ex. 20:7 does not simply mean to … Read more about Misrepresenting God