Gone to War (Part Two): Finding Your Spiritual Weeds

  Read the first post in the Gone to War series HERE   Bushes circle the inside of the fence on the eastern perimeter of my backyard. The original owner likely planted them for the…
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Loving Ourselves-How to Have a Healthy Self-Esteem – Part 2

Read the intro to the Loving Ourselves Series HERE Read Part One to the Loving Ourselves series HERE   When we’re not valuing ourselves the way we should, of course it is important to treat…
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Gone to War (Part One): When the Devil is Messing with Your Mind

  “For still our ancient foe Doth seek to work us woe; His craft and power are great, And, armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal.” From “A Mighty Fortress is Our…
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What Does it Mean to Follow Christ?

  What does it mean to be a follower of Christ?   Now, in asking this question, I mean, at its core, what is the essence of the Christian faith? What does it look like?…
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As You Have Been Forgiven

But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people… Genesis 50:20, NKJV Pain is…
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Sharing Your Story

  Every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. – James 1:17, NKJV   Several years ago…
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Replacing the Lies with Truth (Part 3): You are Loved

[Read the previous post in this series here]   It’s easy to be reminded of our flaws, isn’t it? Call them whatever you want: sin, weaknesses, imperfections, junk, baggage (or a vast array of other…
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Replacing the Lies with Truth (Part 2): You Are Sought

    [Read the previous post in this series here]   Doesn’t it mean the world when someone greets you with your name? When they sit with you at the lunch table, ask if you…
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Replacing the Lies with Truth (Part 1): You Are Known

  Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said to him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!” Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” John 1:47-48a (NKJV)   {Read the…
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No Vacancy: Replacing the Lies with Truth

In a previous post, I discussed how to screen the thoughts that come knocking on the door of our minds by using the eight criteria from Philippians 4:8. This is the first step in changing the…
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Is Life a Game? What to Do When Life is Unexpected

One of my favorite board games when I was younger was the Game of Life. To play this game, each player begins with the same resources (a car and a predetermined amount of money) and…
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The Door to Your Mind: 8 Criteria for Positive Self-Talk

Today is Saturday, and you are expecting a friend over. She should be here any minute. You keep looking out the window to see if her car is coming up the driveway. All of a sudden,…
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A Checklist for Life: Two Opinions on Perfection

When I was a senior in high school, I did a lot of searching for the perfect college. In the back of my mind, I had a checklist of the things I wanted in my…
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More Than Me: Beauty Beyond the Physical

“But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—that, as it is written, ‘He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.’” (1 Corinthians…
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