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...
Plastic gingerbread pieces and visions of scrumptious lands beckoned childhood wonder. Candy Land’s cards with colored blocks and enticing images meant hidden possibilities. Just the right draw placed you on Rainbow Trail or Mountain Pass, ahead of everyone else. One...
My friend Tammy asked this question a slightly different way, “Is God interested in the details of our lives?” This discussion has come up over the years in different places. Some say God is interested in every single detail, down to the color of clothes...
Nearly three years ago, I was in the throes of a really hard situation. Out of that time, God birthed something new through me. It became a tool that would help me hear His voice, feel the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, and experience emotional healing and...
My latest article on iBelieve has me rattled. The pieces I choose are generally topics that come from a place of growth. Areas I’ve been challenged in and still wrestle through. I suspect I’ll be on this course of struggling and growth until the day I die....
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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