It is strangely surreal to sit here and allow the emotions to pass through my thoughts, and to run the gamut of them without shame. I have spent most of my life running from my emotions and denying the pain that lingers, ready to surface with the slightest provocation. You know the emotions, the ones… Continue reading Emotions and Personal Growth
Here we go! We are beginning a brand-new year and have just said goodbye to the old one. The end of the year was a little different for me. Have you ever felt like you were in a fog for a span of time? The last couple of weeks, through Christmas and into the end… Continue reading Here We Go 2020!
Have you ever seen runners as they line up at the starting point of a race? The image of those runners filled my thoughts this week: the look of determination and concentration on their faces, and the outline of the shapes and sizes of their bodies as they prepare for their turn to run. One… Continue reading The Race
Over the past month, maybe even two months, I’ve felt like I was cleaning house and removing the clutter; spiritually, emotionally and physically. This experience was completely different than an experience I had many years ago when I was not yet following Christ. Back then, the baggage I carried internally overflowed into every area of… Continue reading Removing the Clutter
Communion is described as “the sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially when the exchange is on a mental or spiritual level.” As I meditated on the idea of communion, and what it means, I recognized a deeper place in our relationship with God. When we take communion, it is more than thanksgiving,… Continue reading Communion With God
This week’s blog will start with a question. The question is, “Are you living your life in abundance or out of a deficit? I’m presenting the question to you the same way I heard it in my prayer time one morning. I’ve pondered the above question for a while now. Those of you who have… Continue reading Deficit Versus Abundance
I’ve been thinking a lot about the word cultivate over the last couple of weeks. One definition of the word is ‘to nurture and help grow.’ I like that definition because it speaks to me of building up, not tearing down. When I was a new believer in Christ, I saw that the Word of… Continue reading Who is Cultivating Your Life?
Have you ever gone to a store and purchased hard, plastic containers that are used for food storage? Once you get them home, you try to remove the labels so that they can be washed before you use them, right? Or at least I do. When you begin to remove the labels from the outside… Continue reading No More Labels
When we are bound by fear, shame is not far behind. I had someone tell me a few years ago, that shyness is a learned behavior. I have always been a little shy and reserved around people. This person didn’t understand why I would shut down or simply walk away from a conversation when I… Continue reading Don’t Let Fear Win
The deeper a person’s pain is lodged inside of them, the tighter they will hold on to their limiting beliefs or coping mechanisms. Once they identify and release their pain, the less they have need of a coping mechanism. The past couple of weeks I have been working on a challenge. It was a… Continue reading Surrender the Pain