Can you imagine the likelihood of such a scene? A host of angst-ridden engagements between three young boys. Accusations yelled out, grabbing and taking implemented, and even the wild facial taunts and bodily aggression. Shocker. Imagine those times when children, and...
Go ahead and be angry. You would do well to be angry – but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don’t stay angry. Ephesians 4:8 (The Message) Have you ever been good and angry? A few months ago I listened to Chip Ingram’s series,...
Heightened emotions have a way of taking us off course. One minute we’re fine and dandy, taking care of life. The next minute something happens which sets our feelings into overdrive. Maybe it’s the proverbial spilled milk, in a literal sense. Maybe it’s the umpteenth...
I woke up energized. Ready to write or vlog or tackle a new project. It didn’t take long for that to change as those little tickles and twinges of a cold started to form. Ironically, while watching an herbal webinar on dealing with colds, flu symptoms and...
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.
First monthly chat for Connected Church Care is next Tuesday. Gathering with leaders (pastors, ministry leaders, counselors, etc.) to discuss ways we can improve care within the church that fosters deeper connections and emotional/spiritual health.
Phrases that cover up and enable further abuse...
“Let God deal with...”
“Your anger is a sign of unforgiveness.”
“(Abuser) is sorry. It’s time to forgive.”
“Trust that God sees.” (Without action to protect)
Please don't focus on telling a victim to forgive & just let God deal with the other person. Help them learn how to not allow further harm. Help them receive love through you.
Yes, vengeance is not ours. But growth is. Too often the focus weighs the victim without strengthening.
This new song by Alanis Morisseette is amazing! Here's to all the mamas/papas wanting to help their children live well.
I hear God's heart for us in this song. Lost source of life in garden, gaining His light in/through us 2day.
A friend of mine has come forward with her story of sexual abuse at the hands of a girl's wrestling coach. Would you share some words of encouragement for her that I can pass on? I am proud of her bravery, and some of you know how hard this is. phoenixnewtimes.com/news/arca…
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