We are going to take a dramatic pivot this week. Instead of focusing on the ‘why’, we are going to spend a couple weeks talking about the ‘how’s’. I don’t know about you, but I would love to know how to have peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7). I would love to know how … More Do you want to dance?
There are several things I don’t like about being a Christian. A few things Jesus said rub me the wrong way. Some of his ways are difficult to follow. Some of his teachings are challenging to swallow. But there comes a point in our faith where we have to decide – what is better? Is … More He is better.
As I mentioned in my last post, after my Liver transplant I became consumed with ‘why’? I felt like if I knew why God allowed this, then somehow I would be able to accept what happened. I was convinced that after I had the answer, I would have peace and I could move on with … More I don’t know.
“Why won’t God just take this Coronavirus away?” my daughter cried out. She has asked that same question amongst sobs the last few nights as we tucked her into bed. And each time, no matter how I say it, my answer is never adequate. Because “I don’t know” is the only answer I have to … More What is your why?
Last week (Lies) we talked about lies and how the lies we believe about ourselves keep us from seeing ourselves as God does. After you take some time to identify the lies that have kept you from seeing yourself more clearly…. We then need to take a look at where we are finding our identity. … More Identity crisis
God has made it very clear in his word how he sees us. Psalm 139:14 tells us that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made”. Romans 8:37 tells us that “we are more than conquerors.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come.The old has gone, the new is … More Lies
We are in the midst of talking about how we can see people for who they really are, not who we assume them to be. If you missed last week’s blog post, go back and read that first (Perspective). Last week we talked about the fact that in order to see people more clearly, you … More Pieces of God.
Confession time. By nature, I am incredibly judgmental. Not only that, I am also a professional assumer. As you can imagine, the combination of those things can make me react pretty harshly at times. Grace isn’t my natural reaction to people and situations. And to make things worse my husband, Bryan, is known for … More Perspective
(In order to understand this blog, it would help to read Transplant to get context.) It was a cold day. I remember where I was standing on the sidewalk. I had been walking with a friend. He innocently asked, “Do you think it was sin that caused your liver to fail?” “What?” I thought, “Why … More The God I once knew
It is a new year – it’s a new decade even. Happy New Year! Because it’s a new year, it seems natural that I would write about goal setting. Many of us during this time are pausing, evaluating and planning for this next year. I could definitely write about how to create and keep New … More Blind spots