You are Loved

  “How bold one gets when one is sure of being loved.” ~Sigmund Freud    I have always considered the idea of teaching as a career, but I remember the day that I definitively made up my mind to pursue it.  I worked at a financial institution and was waiting on a man who seemed … More You are Loved

Perfect Love

I am going to say something that is meant to be encouraging but will not seem as such at first:  you will never be good enough for God’s love.  You can never be or do anything to deserve it.  We are all flawed, imperfect, and totally incapable of fixing ourselves.  And His love is so … More Perfect Love

Mended Vessels

 We have all been broken at some point or another.  The world can be a harsh place, disregarding our fragility, and treating us as it will.  Like clay vessels, we get used, sometimes abused and mistreated, or are subject to accidents.  We end up shattered–our hearts, our minds, our bodies.  We superficially mend ourselves, putting … More Mended Vessels

A Healthy Body

In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision, I was rather shocked by something I witnessed (thanks to social media and the internet):  Christians being attacked…by other Christians.  I expected that from nonbelievers or the world in general, but not from brothers and sisters in Christ. Now call me a hypochondriac, but I am … More A Healthy Body

Choose Thankfulness

The snow and ice this past week disrupted my life as I know it. I couldn’t go to work; I couldn’t run errands; I couldn’t go to church.  The daily grind and my routine of dealing with it had been thrown off kilter.  The easiest thing for me to do would have been to whine … More Choose Thankfulness

He is Our Courage

I was standing on a precipice overlooking a great valley. In that valley was a massive, intimidating dark army.  I was fearful, not only because of the vastness of the army before me, but also because I wasn’t sure I would have the courage to stand firm and fight.  I prayed, “God, how am I supposed to have … More He is Our Courage