OUCH, Lord, You’re hurting me! I’m supposed to be learning how to heal, not learning to suffer more. Have you been there? Have you been to the point where you’re so angry at God that you don’t even want to have anything to do with Him? A few years back, my heart was really hurting. … More Why Does Healing Have to Hurt?
JOY. A simple 3-letter word that’s easy to say, yet hard to hang onto sometimes, right? In spite of knowing that God has the COVID virus firmly in His grasp, I find at times I’m still letting that elusive 3-letter word slip from my focus. I had always loved being at home – and usually … More Consider … Joy
Ready … Set … Go! I’m sure that’s how this young man felt as he was finishing up high school. He was set to enter a top-notch college, and then onto one of the best law schools. After all, his father was a partner at a well known law firm in the city. He was … More It’s All About How You Finish
How would you react if you asked for prayer about a major issue, knew hundreds of people were praying, and then nothing happened? Well, here’s a couple thoughts: Get mad at God – after all, He let a lot of faithful prayer warriors down; Start beating yourself up – maybe God didn’t answer correctly because … More Hanging Onto Peace When You Hurt
Come on, admit it – you’ve said it, haven’t you? I have unfortunately… Why, God, why? Why are you being so mean to me? Haven’t I suffered enough already? If not you, perhaps it’s one of your friends who is so upset with God that he/she has turned their back on Him, saying, “Why bother … More Why Are You Hurting Me, God?
Who are you? Many of us tend to look at our past mess-ups and failures and think we can never be good enough. Questions flood through our mind like the following: I’m unlikable because … I’m the way I am because… I’m a failure because… I’m ugly because… I’m a loser because… Can I just … More Marred Yet Perfect
It’s been kind of depressing for me to dig down and remember all the yukky stuff I got into during my younger years. But what’s past is past, right? I can’t go back and undo all the things I did, but I can learn to accept them – and hopefully help others get through their … More Humility – Learning The Hard Way
Phew! Quite frankly I’m thrilled about finally completing my posts on Evil, because it’s been hard remembering all that stuff. Some memories never fade away, especially the bad ones, right? I originally started this whole series on Becoming What I Came To Be because it gets tiring listening to people make excuses on how they can’t be … More Honor & Integrity – Not A Whole Lot
After our 2 young boys went to live with Jesus years ago, my husband wanted to move out of our house – he wanted to start fresh somewhere new. I fought it. Unfortunately I was not always the obedient wife. I had a hard time thinking of leaving our neighborhood, friends, family and church home. … More Shoo, Stress – Jesus Has This
Growing up I really can’t recall whether I ever thought of having kids someday. Things weren’t always happy around our home (or at school for that matter), so I probably put most of my energy into just making it through each day. However like a lot of couples, after my husband and I had been … More Not Quite What We Thought