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
Continuing on with my series of Becoming What I Came To Be, another trait that took me years to learn was the fine art of forgiveness. When you experience hurt after hurt, the last thing you want to think about is forgiving those who hurt you! So was my life. As I have mentioned previously, my … More Forgiveness – Why Should I?
No matter what our parents were like, how we were raised definitely shapes how we grow up. It could be good, bad or ugly – but we have a choice on whether to break the cycle! As I mentioned in my last post Wise Men With Supernatural Gifts, I’m now going to start a series about … More Becoming What I Came To Be
As I begin this post, I’m flashing back. I’m flashing back to when our son Jeffrey was still in grade school – back when I still believed I knew more than anyone else about how he should be raised. And yes, that included God… I started thinking about this when I came across John 6:38, … More God’s Will, Not Mine – Ouch, That’s Hard!
Proverbs 24:7 (ISV) says: “Wisdom lies beyond reach of the fool… ” I love the bluntness of the Proverbs, don’t you? As I’ve been reflecting on “foolishness,” I’m reminded of so many years when I thought I knew it all. Yes, I was a fool. I knew what was the right way to do things … More Freedom From Foolishness
You’ve probably heard more than once: “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” This was first quoted by a philosopher named George Santayana, who I’d never even heard of until I googled the phrase one day. Let me go on record here saying that I always hated history when I was … More Remember!
Heard of Patsy Clairmont? Years ago I attended a Women of Faith conference, and I remember she had attached together a long string of rubberbands. And, as I was drafting this post, thinking back to that strand of rubberbands reminded me of how God likes to stretch us sometimes. He’s been doing that with me, lately. … More Leaving Behind Loner-Ville
A little over a year ago, I admitted in my post Enough of This Whole School Thing, that I dropped out of high school my junior year. My life patterns back then were anything but wholesome, unfortunately. My mom had told me during that rocky season that if I was going to drop out of school, … More Our Feeble Minds
Do you feel like you measure up to other Christians? A testimony I like to share is about when I became a new believer in Jesus. I found myself watching mature women at our church to see how I should be acting. The problem was, I didn’t even come close – I was failing miserably! … More It’s OK – Be Unique!