Tag: God’s Promises
Oxford University Press (2019) defines shame as “a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.” Renowned author and shame researcher, Brené Brown expands on that definition to explain shame as “the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging.” If you’ve ever done something wrong — something … Read More Shame Is A Lie
This morning I stormed out of a staff meeting. It certainly was not my greatest moment. I wish I were able to say it was not my fault but I have no one else to blame but myself, for it was I who had chosen to walk through this particular valley silently and pridefully alone. I had chosen pride over humility. Instead of facing … Read More Finding Strength in Weakness
It’s been 7 years since we tied the knot; 7 remarkably challenging and insanely eventful years to say the least. Challenges and all, these last 7 years have been the greatest years of my life! I never would have anticipated celebrating an anniversary in a correctional facility. Yet this year we did. And this year is by far my favorite. Why? Because for the … Read More …by far my favorite year.
Oh you who feels broken, tired, weary and lost … please hold on.
Whatever it is you’re going through — heartache, temptation, illness, doubt and fear — please know that God is still with you.
He’s not left you.
He still cares and He is still working all things together for good.
We are all broken.
We are all weak.
But because of who Jesus is and what he’s done for you and I, we don’t have to live a joyless life believing the lies of the enemy.
You may feel unworthy of His love and mercy much like I do, but don’t let that stop you from accepting and embracing every ounce of it.
Because, yes … He loves even you.
Today, as church service let out a friend stopped and hugged me on her way by. It wasn’t just any hug; she embraced me in what I undoubtedly knew was enveloped in genuine love — a 1 John 3 kind of love. As she embraced me she held tightly and began praying; not because I asked; not because she wanted to look good in … Read More The Beauty & Grace of God’s Embrace
01.21.2019 – The Day Before “Even Though, He is Still” came from a place of deep adoration, one of unimaginable awe and wonder as my family and I near the end of a very difficult two-year trial, one that has not only felt relentless but that left our lives changed forever. These last two years have tested my faith more than ever before and … Read More Even Though, He is Still
Why do evil people succeed? Why does the Lord allow his people to suffer while the wicked prosper in life?
Our perspective on prosperity begins to shift when we focus not on success as it is defined by the world but instead as it is defined by our gracious Redeemer.
And just like that I fall … I’ve heard many times throughout my ministry that to follow Christ is to become a target for the enemy. I see it often as believers take their next steps in their walk with Christ. I’ve witnessed believers, in what some might call their most trying moments, just days and even moments before being submerged in water as … Read More Strength To Carry On
I would have never thought my days to follow the trial would be spent miles apart from my husband fighting for his freedom. Yet, here we are. I have never felt as weak as I had in the moments that followed sentencing. My heart ached with a pain like never before and I would have done anything to take it all away, not only … Read More Asking All of the Wrong Questions
It was the bathtub spout diverter that provoked the tears tonight. As I wrestled with the faucet tears began to well up in my eyes — tears that really had nothing to do with the silly bathtub faucet. You see, that was just the tipping point. My plate of responsibilities has become increasingly full since my husband was sentenced by the military criminal justice … Read More Even in the Valley