Please note. The examples shared here, of ways we use God to deny God at work, which include phrases we say and scriptures we use, indicate possible obstacles to a cultivated life. They may also be used in well-intentioned helpful and healing ways. Truth is always...
It started in the garden. This need to know. How things will work out. Why this happened. What to do next. And how others should live. It stunts our ability to grow. I’m not talking about knowing God intimately at a heart level, but trying to know about God...
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....
Today’s post is a revised excerpt from my friend Michelle DeRusha’s, new book, “True You: Let Go of Your False Self to Uncover the Person God Created”. I love Michell’s combination of personal insight as well as science, as seen in this...
Are you feeling OK? Our typical response it a quick, “I’m fine.” Even when it’s not true. It really is OK to not be OK. Even when others don’t know how to handle this truth. You don’t have to make yourself OK to be OK, in fact,...
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.
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…
We need new experiences that bring God's truth deeper into our souls. Not avoidance.
Instead of denying what's happening, meet the source of Truth in it all. It takes courageous vulnerability to be gut-level of honest with self, God, and others.
Don't give up, courageous one.
It bears repeating, because I keep seeing messages that say otherwise.
Feelings don't lie. They inform.
By telling ourselves, & others, feelings can't be trusted we run the risk of trusting ourselves for faith that performs. We miss out on deeper healing & connection with God.
Is it just me, or are there a number of believers who want to live a bold life whole remaining humble?
I see men and women who don’t take the bait of over-inflated value, but also struggle to own God’s assignment of value.
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