This morning I attended a Christian women's group, and the topic of discussion was the name of God. It's become so common place to say God's name in modern culture - things like "Oh my God!" and "I swear to God" and saying "Jesus Christ" whenever you're startled or exasperated. (All of which I am… Continue reading Broken, Wounded, Weak, and Bound? Read this
I have a confession to make. For a couple of months now, I've been really angry at God. So angry that I often can't even bring myself to pray. Sometimes I struggle to believe He's there, He's listening, He cares. Why am I so angry, you might ask? Well, let's just say that something I… Continue reading Crisis of Faith? Read This
As I was talking with a dear friend recently, I noticed a pattern in our lives: we're both in a time of painful, lonely, discouraging, wilderness-like waiting. Waiting to actually like our lives. Waiting for the men we love to come back to us. Waiting for some hope while clinging to Jesus, our life preserver on this… Continue reading Waiting on God? Read This
When things get desperate, it's time to P.U.S.H.: pray until something happens.
I've been diagnosed with anxiety once and depression twice in my life. I know what they feel like, and I understand how debilitating they can be. When you get them for the first time, you have no idea how to deal with the extreme low low lows and the paranoia that keeps your heart and mind… Continue reading 25 Coping Skills to Help You Deal with Depression & Anxiety
I think there's an expectation that if you've had a true conversion, you never really struggle with sin again. That Jesus acts like a magic genie and poofs away all your problems as soon as you honestly commit yourself to Him. That you may feel the temptation, but you'll never, ever fall into that sin… Continue reading Stuck in Sin? Read This
I think we all, to some extent, have something that we are terrified to lose.