Perfectionism was the sin, which threatened to overtake me. It was a destructive force attempting to thwart any hope for a peaceful life. The lie whispered from the pit of hell and heralded as truth in our western culture caught me as a youngster. You’re not good enough to be loved. Try harder. Strive for perfection. … More A Secret: the lesson of the ridiculously oversized eraser
The best Saturday of my Life This day, May 21, 1988, at 2 PM in the afternoon marked the fulfillment of many years of dreaming and months of planning for yours truly and groom. After a week of South Florida spring rains and my incessant begging of God for a sunny wedding day, my perfect … More Saturday Share with Lisa
Saturday Share: The Rest of the Story with Ruth Snell
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At the end of our five weeks together, we joined in fellowship around a table to share a meal and discuss some of our gleanings from our time together. One woman suggested that we continue together through the summer by writing creatively on one word. She asked if I would be willing to send out ‘a word’ a week for each of us to ponder and write about.
Obviously, I said, “Of course, I would love to do this summer creative writing with y’all!” And here we are with our first word:
bittersweet … More A One Word Ponder: bittersweet
Welcome to Saturday Share! The purpose of this weekly feature is to provide a space for regular people to share their real-life encounters with Jesus. It’s about living in the middle – on the way to the finish line. Our race isn’t finished as long as there’s still breath in our lungs. I believe we … More Saturday Share with Ruth Snell
That’s me! That’s what I need. I need a renewal of my mind. In fact, it occurred to me as I read these words this morning that most of the conversations I’ve enjoyed with friends lately have included these words from my mouth. I’m declaring it openly. My mind is tired. I recognize that my thoughts are often fractured. … More Are you IN?
Truth. Outside of my immediate family, I’ve never been so challenged to speak the truth in love, keep short accounts, and forgive with extravagance. Leading multi-faceted people in one unified direction is not for the faint of heart. Honestly, I was humbled by my consistent need to ask forgiveness for myself. My knees and my heart were raw in a good tenderized kind of way by the end of my term. … More Saturday Share with Me: Life and Truth With Motherly Love
Perhaps making your bed in the morning is beyond your capacity as you prepare for the day. Or you just never developed this habit. Either way, I want us to walk together as we unpack the need for making sacred space. … More Saturday Share with Mary Geisen
Rejoice, rejoice and press on…
How does one do this? I’m honestly asking. How does a finite person of limited power and ability choose not to look at the circumstances? What will cause my eyes to turn to things above? … More Five Minute Friday: Turn
Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all and is in all. Colossians 3:11 other: a: being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included; held on with one hand and waved with the other one b: being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or … More The Other Side