Works Won’t Cover It

“To the angel of the assembly in Thyatira write: “The Son of God, who has his eyes like a flame of fire, and his feet are like burnished brass, says these things: “I know your works, your love, faith, service, patient endurance, and that your last works are more than the first. But I have this... Continue Reading →

The Strength to Endure

“I said, “My strength has perished, along with my expectation from Yahweh.”” Lamentations‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭ Other translations use the word Endurance for strength. Lexicon :: Strong's H5331 - neṣaḥ eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuity enduring of life, and so life itself as enduring: The Scriptures before share of the destruction of Jerusalem. It goes into detail... Continue Reading →

Journey to Acceptance

I remember the first time someone told me that I had low self-esteem. I was sitting in my pastor’s office with my spouse. I didn’t want to be there, I was hurt. I wanted out, out of the room, out of the marriage, out of the moment. I wasn’t there to hear about m; I... Continue Reading →

Lessons from a Failed Marriage

Twenty seven years ago today I said “I do.” . Despite having spent most of three years with him, I had spent the four months prior to “I do” running from that relationship. Broken, I was young and honestly jumped into the marriage. It might have been the worst and best decision of my life.... Continue Reading →

Lessons from a Prodigal and His Brother

“And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into... Continue Reading →

Live Peaceable

Oxford Languages defines peaceable as inclined to avoid argument or violent conflict. Sorry, that does not describe me. I am one of those people who face an argument head on. I will deescalate something that can turn violent. Up to that point, I have always been one to engage in the battle, if not the... Continue Reading →

One Size too Big or too Small?

This year I felt that my focus word needed to be intentional.  It is a work in progress, but I have focused on being intentional on a few areas of my life.  I have looked for tips and tools that help me to be intentional in those areas.  Earlier this month I started listening to... Continue Reading →

Experimenting in the Brokenness #Write28Days

I have mentioned before that healing comes in levels. This was initially surprising to me, but now I realize I need to experiment in my brokenness to get to complete healing. I have to feel comfortable enough to try things I would not have done in my brokenness. Stepping out can be scary, but each... Continue Reading →

Sparrows in the Brokenness #Write28Days

In late February I set out for a two week day vacation to New York followed by Israel.    It seemed that each step of trip, I got news that would rock my world.  It started with the day before I left for New York.  Then the night before I was to leave New York,... Continue Reading →

Growth in the Brokenness #Write28Days

I had planned to mindlessly decompress in front of the television.   I sat watching as the actress told her mom that although she realizes it is unreasonable she wished that her life was as important as those her mother worked to save.  I was quickly filled with that panicky feeling that sets in as you... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: