Tag: Healing from Abuse
Here I sit in the middle of packing boxes, making decisions, and a sick two year old that wants me to only sit and hold her, I should feel overwhelmed and stressed, but the Spirit often whispers to me this truth, “I and Jesus are praying for you. You are not alone. Rest yourself in the Father’s hands.” In this move, I experienced a … Read More Jesus prays for us!
When I started the Thankfulness Series, January 7, I had no idea the twists and turns my life was about to take. My husband accepted the call to a new church in a different town. Although, I am so excited to make this move, our lives have been chaotic for the last few months. In the midst of preparing to sell the house, cleaning … Read More There is no darkness in Christ.
A common struggle we all face is disappointment. From our earliest memories people let us down. Do you know how many birthday, Christmas, and special occasion cards I’ve bought, but didn’t send? I have the best intentions to let the people I love know how much I love them, and for some reason getting a stamp and walking to the mailbox is too hard … Read More Meditations: God is trustworthy.
As Kai’s one year birthday approached, overwhelming anxiety enveloped me. Well-meaning people had already severely damaged my soul in grief, so we decided to take a vacation away from everyone to remember Kai on his birthday. On our way to Florida, we stopped to attend church at Passion City Church in Atlanta, and Matt Redman led worship that morning. As we sang, he gave … Read More Meditation: Jesus Holds All Things Together
Monday rolls around, and instead of refreshed from a Sunday rest, we drag ourselves into the work week. This morning, I woke up reminded that the Savior I know commands the storms of my life. Storms train me in patience. Storms coach me in perseverance. Storms drill me for long-suffering. Storms hone my mercy for others and myself. Storms educate me in compassion. Storms … Read More Monday with a chance of rain
God draws us to himself through many different circumstances. Some of us come seeking healing. Some of us come needing the burden of shame and guilt lifted. Many come desiring fellowship and community. No matter why we come to faith, all of us come to God through Jesus Christ. At some point in our growth, we must move from the infant stage of a … Read More Meditation: The Person
John 10:10-11 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” The struggles in this life stress our ability to think rationally and clearly. We compound this stress with the cloud of sin, and … Read More Banishing My Inner Negative Voice
I’m a grateful believer in Jesus Christ who struggles with self-image, self-worth, abandonment, feeling loved, and a host of other issues. Alvin Reid’s book changed the way I tell others about Jesus, as well as how I talk to myself every morning. In his book Sharing Jesus Without Freaking Out, he encourages us to preach the gospel to ourselves every morning. This changed my … Read More Preach the Gospel to yourself every morning!
The deadly trio of deep need buried in every human heart is approval, acceptance, and affirmation. The overwhelming need to pursue this trio brings death to every relationship, save one. If we continue to seek this fluctuating trio in our fellow man or woman, we will never satisfy our need. The story of Eve’s temptation in the garden showcases our biggest needs and our … Read More The Deadly Trio
In the last few blog posts I poured out my journey to living free in Christ. I faced lies that derailed my healing. At about this place on the road to freedom I encounter the Spirit of “Not me, I’m too unworthy. Poor pitiful me, I’ve known and done too much evil. God can’t heal this in my life.” This is Pride. Instead of … Read More Pride By Any Other Name is Still Pride
How the letter “Y” creates heresy? In women’s ministry today, I am hearing more and more good women leaders confuse the words worth and worthy. I have been to different conferences, and listened to women that I respect tell the audience, “You are worthy.” The #MeToo movement brought sexual abuse to the forefront. Jesus restores the dignity of women like myself who endured abuse. … Read More My Worth is Untouchable