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
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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
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?
Go back to last weeks post by clicking here. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ So, just in case, this is my one chance to cross paths with you, I want you to know: You are loved. You are not lost. You can go home. Your story matters. You can go home to God, the Father. Seek the Lord while He may be … More If I had only one chance – week 3
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
There is a longing in all of us to be found. We want to be seen and heard. Even when we’re hiding we hope someone will come and scoop us up into loving arms make everything good again. Our hearts were designed for love, for intimacy, and for belonging. … More If I had only one chance – Week 2
Prodigal, what does it really mean? I’ve pondered long over this English word and its meaning for a number of days now. Knowing how the word is most often used I felt sure I knew the definition. So, without looking it up in a dictionary, I wrote out my own definition of the word prodigal. … More Lavish Grace & Steadfast Love
Perhaps winter has dragged on a bit… and you’re ready for something energizing and exciting to get your heart pumping and the blood flowing through your veins with enthusiasm to feel alive and on purpose again, then I’ve got an answer. Buy a copy of Breaking Cover by Michele Rigby Assad and read it cover … More Book Review: Breaking Cover
You might argue that I don’t know you. I don’t know where you’ve been. Maybe you would counter with the truth that I don’t know what you’ve done in the past or how you are living today. I pretty much know the arguments by heart because most of them were my own arguments to refute the idea God could love me. … More If I had only one chance…
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