A Secret: the lesson of the ridiculously oversized eraser

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

A One Word Ponder: bittersweet

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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

Are you IN?

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?

FMF: Provide

So if worrying adds nothing, but actually subtracts from your life, why would you worry about God’s care of you?  “Think about the lilies. They grow and become beautiful, not because they work hard or strive to clothe themselves. Yet not even Solomon, wearing his kingly garments of splendor, could be compared to a field of … More FMF: Provide

Beauty: A broken heart and crushed spirit

For a long, long time I wanted to blame the enemy for wreaking destruction. I’ve given into the temptation too and blamed most of the people who love me most, including my Father who loves me best. Yet, I am the one who had a choice to believe in the goodness of God and trust in His faithfulness. I am the one who bought the cheap lies and allowed the enemy to leave my secret heart in ruins. … More Beauty: A broken heart and crushed spirit