Loving Others Through Prayer

A few weeks ago I read the book of Colossians three times within the span of nine days.  It was pretty amazing!  This book has quickly become one of my favorites, and if you haven’t read this theologically rich and hope-filled book, I encourage you to do so immediately!  Since Colossians has four chapters IContinue reading “Loving Others Through Prayer”

Welcome Home: Choosing our Firm Foundation

 After 40 years of wilderness wandering the Israelites had finally entered the Promised Land.  Before his death- and before he dismissed them to their inheritance- Joshua gathered the people and reminded them of their great history.  He spoke of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the crossing of the Red Sea and of Jericho.  He then exclaimed,Continue reading “Welcome Home: Choosing our Firm Foundation”

Chasing Perfection

I can’t tell you how many times in the last few months the topic of perfectionism has come up in conversations with both my clients and friends.  At least a dozen times I’ve thought, I need to write about this.  So here it goes, my feeble attempt to touch on this difficult topic and toContinue reading “Chasing Perfection”

Unpopular: Male and Female He Created Them

“Did God really say?”  Oh, those four dreadful words; the catalyst for the fall of man and the demise of our society today.  After all, isn’t that how all deception begins- with the questioning of the word of God?  It seems our rebellious hearts just can’t accept that God meant what He said.  We haveContinue reading “Unpopular: Male and Female He Created Them”

The God of All Comfort in Depression

 “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”  (Psalm 42:11) Disturbed.  Turmoil.  Downcast. These are words often used in association with an emotional crisis.  Words used to express a state of distress orContinue reading “The God of All Comfort in Depression”

(Un)Stuck in a Moment

I’m just going to go ahead and say it: I love the 90’s.  The years of 1994-2000 were my adolescence. (Proud member of the class of Y2K right here!)  That means I get super nostalgic about things like flannel shirts, baggy jeans and t-shirts, clogs, Friends, hacky-sacks, disc-mans, and 90’s alternative rock.  Give me someContinue reading “(Un)Stuck in a Moment”

Mission Minded Parenting

To say there’s a lot of scary stuff happening in the world today would be a massive understatement.  Especially if you’re a parent.  Be honest, how many times in the last week alone have you had the thought, “I can’t believe this is the world my child is being raised in.”  We fear for theirContinue reading “Mission Minded Parenting”

Pursuing Peace Part II: Relationship Mini-Series

Day 6: Frequently Give Grace:  “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:7 This one might be a game changer in our everyday lives.  Actually, there’s no might about it.  It is a game changer.  Why? Because grace has a way of creating freedom and safety inContinue reading “Pursuing Peace Part II: Relationship Mini-Series”

Pursuing Peace Part II: Relationship Mini-Series

Day 5: Cultivate Humility Through Service: “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mark 10:45 Sometimes pursuing peace in our relationships looks a lot like servanthood.  And let’s be honest, this runs pretty contrary to our nature. Continue reading “Pursuing Peace Part II: Relationship Mini-Series”

Pursuing Peace Part II: Relationship Mini-Series

Day 4: Maintain Boundaries: “Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “What you are doing is not good. You and the people with you will certainly wear yourselves out, for the thing is too heavy for you. You are not able to do it alone.”  Exodus 18:17-18 Boundaries.  Whew, that’s a popular word in my therapy office. Continue reading “Pursuing Peace Part II: Relationship Mini-Series”