I have the privilege of being tested by my own words. The things I’m compelled to teach about are often the result of past experiences. Even so, God allows me to be tested in the same areas again. I’m faced with these questions often. Do I mean what I say?...
A friend posted her frustrations on Facebook. I grimaced as replies quickly dismissed her experience. Feelings and thoughts invalidated by cliches and hyper-spirituality. Yes, hyper-spirituality is a thing and it’s costly to Christians who want to live well....
Maybe I’m stating the obvious to some, but I titled this post with words I need to remember often. You don’t have to do it all. When I get an idea, I feel the need to act. When I see a need, I feel compelled to fill it. When I think someone else should do...
I lost it last night. Not my cookies. But it might have seemed like it since a lot of junk came out of me. I guess you could call it losing your emotional cookies. Is that too icky? The truth is like that sometimes. It’s just plain messy when we let God work in...
One of my regular routines as a foster parent included writing up incident reports. We had a lot of incidents, so there was a lot to document. After a while, some of the incidents became so frequent and similar that I was able to group them. Sometimes. Sometimes...
Humility is a topic that both scares and entices me. It’s a weird pull and an internal struggle because I want it and I don’t. Maybe I’m not the only one who’s wondered, how can you be humble and also courageous? Aren’t the two concepts...
Ever find yourself struggling through life’s challenges? Maybe you’re tired and weary. Maybe fears and doubts threaten your ability to live well as a Christian.
I believe God has more peace, joy, and freedom than many of us come to know. I want this for us.
I also believe God is bigger and better than any of us can ever know. I want us to see more of Him daily.
Here we’ll journey through areas of emotional health, soul care, and spiritual growth in order to cultivate a life-well lived and a soul well-nourished. Not a perfect life, but a life reliant on the One who is perfect.
While it may not be easy, it’s worth it.
**NOTE: I am not a licensed therapist or clinician. Any advice given on this site is strictly my observations and insights based on personal experiences and study. It should in no way take the place of professional assistance.
Who else is celebrating an actual birthday this year? Any fellow #leapdaybirthday friends?#leapday
Fun little tidbits.
1. My great-grandfather was a #leapyearbaby too.
2. When I was a baby he bought me special dresses bcuz we shared this.
3. When needed, bday is the 28th. 🤗
Trauma sufferers & trauma receivers have a lot in common. Trauma receivers are those on the receiving in of another’s trauma. They are directly being inflicted by a persons unprocessed trauma whether intentionally or unintentionally.
Trauma receivers are trauma sufferers. pic.twitter.com/OYLZTstCXK
In case you're not on IG/FB, I'm sharing this here too. Why? I want to meet more of you. It's an introduction, but let's not leave it w/ me. K?
Y'all! Grad school starts MONDAY!! This is me giving a big thumbs up to new adventures. I'm part terrified and part ecstatic.
I talked about this some in today's video about Speaking the Truth in Love (FB group #ACultivatedLife community & YT).
As I wrote the article for Crosswalk I kept thinking about how we distort what it means to be "for" another person in speaking truth in love. This 👇 twitter.com/TownsendCUI/st…
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