I'm not one for making New Year's resolutions which are soon forgotten. The feelings seep in almost immediately: guilt, disappointment, discouragement, and regret. The year has barely begun, and we're already unable to even start the resolutions meant to bring us a brand new year full of amazing accomplishments. I'm tired just thinking about it! How … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions…or Promises?
"Forgive... Or, you can choose not to forgive, and get farther away from God. Usually, if you're not a forgiver, you're not a Christian... Like, if your dog chewed up your shoe... you still love him!" ~Abigail Pelleman, age 7 These were the words my daughter said to me this week, after she overheard me … Continue reading Forgiveness is a Chewed Shoe
My daughter is a budding artist. She is perfectionistic in her work, so it's difficult for her when she makes a mistake on her pictures. I wonder how she got that way? As she was making an adorable book about birds and worms, her creative happiness suddenly turned to sadness. She no longer wanted to … Continue reading Mistakes or Miracles? God Creates Goodness!
Are you being shunned for following Jesus, while others just pretend to be Christians? It's better to stand out because you're living in God's truth, than to belong to a crowd of people who listen to, believe in, and live in lies. But don't be surprised if you wrestle with REJECTION. This spirit is a … Continue reading Rejected? Expected!
I walked out of my bedroom today, and laughed out loud... Barbies were lined up, one by one, their backs sitting neatly against each and every spindle of the balcony railing at the top of the stairs. Several held itty bitty Barbie babies in their arms. I surveyed the entire scene with amusement. "What are … Continue reading Barbies at Church…Preach, Pastor Chocolate!
I have a lot of trouble with self-condemnation. As I child, I wasn't given compliments. Instead, my faults were constantly highlighted. I have lived with the fear of failure for so long, that anxiety has become a companion for pointing out my imperfections. This is no way to live! I'm learning not to judge myself. … Continue reading Take Heart! Teeny Tiny Accomplishments Go A Long Way!