Germany. The very first memory I have of Halloween, is when my dad helped the local teens paint the windows of our apartment building in Germany. I wanted to help, but I wasn't allowed to hang out with him on the indoor staircase. I have a photo of myself, around the age of four, dressed … Continue reading Celebration to Conviction… My Christian Halloween Journey
Today got off to a rough start... but the silver lining is that it's the first snow of the season! Jesus washes us whiter than snow! Imagine living as if you have no sin... With Jesus Christ we always have a fresh, clean start... just like the beauty of the first winter snow! Thank God … Continue reading With Jesus, We are Washed Whiter than Snow!
The Silver Lining is all about finding hope and encouragement in Jesus, so you can be healed, and find the freedom and joy God wants you to have! For the joyful month of April, The Silver Lining theme is: HEALING. After all, Easter is a celebration of new beginnings; new life in Jesus Christ, who … Continue reading Healing Wounds of Narcissism… a New Beginning
Cloud: "For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword. Her feet go down to death her steps lead straight to the grave" (Prov. 5: 3-5 New International Version). Silver Lining: "May your fountain be blessed, … Continue reading Wisdom for Young Men… the Adulterous Woman
By Angela Royse Pelleman Formerly published as "God’s Scriptures on Sexual Abuse are Written in Black and White… Not Grey" Confusion and Lies As if it wasn't bad enough to be exposed to unwelcome previews for the pornographic movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, right before Valentine's Day, it's déjà vu, two years later, with … Continue reading Fifty Darker Shades of Sin… Sexual Abuse is not a “grey area”
The flawless looking model on TV flashes her bright white teeth, but her smile doesn’t reach her eyes. Her pretend fiancé presents her with a jewelry box containing a pair of expensive diamond earrings. She looks at the camera and says you should have some too, because she insists, “You deserve it!” But I know … Continue reading The Good Life…Do We “DESERVE IT?” (Compassion Series)
Narcissism. It's the latest overused buzzword. Yet, narcissism is a growing problem, and it's not about to go away. Narcissism is SIN. A narcissist is extremely self-centered, selfishly promoting oneself at all costs, in order to remain on an imaginary pedestal. There are varying levels of narcissism. As someone becomes more selfish, that person becomes … Continue reading Narcissism: Battling a Self-Centered Sin
Everywhere I look, society is insisting that it knows the true definition of beauty. If I didn’t know Jesus, I might fall for the myths too. Is beauty a woman after a makeover, or one who bares her natural face? Does it finally come when we lose our extra weight, or is it just when … Continue reading 10 Thoughts about How God Reveals True Beauty… NOT Society
Have you ever stolen a candy bar? Have you ever sinned by doing something you weren’t proud of, and struggled afterwards with guilt, anxiety, shame, fear, and self-condemnation? Even Christians, who know they are forgiven in Christ, will struggle with negative emotions, when they’ve sinned. That’s because the enemy is hell-bent on destroying us. Condemnation … Continue reading Stolen Candy Bar…Conviction or Condemnation?