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...
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...
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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