How to Quit Being An Enemy to Yourself

I am my own worst enemy!  I can defeat myself faster than a speeding bullet.  I can tear myself down quicker than a wrecking ball.  I can condemn myself better than anyone.  Yes, I am my own worst enemy. But I can also be my greatest ally.  It is all in the way that I

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Don’t Despise the Package!

Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. My family Christmas tree is full of gifts in different colored wrapping paper, bows and ribbon.  Some are big and some are small.  Each of my children hopes that the biggest one goes to them.  For some reason, we often get excited thinking that the bigger the gift

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When God Recalculates Your Journey

Most of us have been there . . . in the car, going on a trip using a GPS to direct us where we are going.  Maybe you missed a turn or didn’t want to follow directions.  Then it happens, you make her mad and she starts in . . . recalculating!  A GPS is

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The Shaming of Jesus

Is there one moment in time that you wish you could go back and undo?  Is there one embarrassing moment or one major mistake that you are now so ashamed of?  Believe it or not, Jesus understands the whole issue of shame and how it can affect a person, sometimes for life. I remember sitting

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Why Won’t God Feel Sorry For Me?

  Have you ever had a bad time in your life where you prayed for things to change, but they didn’t?  This is especially hard when someone has caused you great pain and done something to cause you loss.  I’ve been in this season for a while now.  It started about five years ago.  I

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Unconditional Love is an Oxymoron

  All of my life I have heard Christians talk about the unconditional love of God.  I’ve heard, and even spoken, about the love of God being without conditions, while people tend to love with conditions.  As I think about love and what love really is, I have come to an understanding that “unconditional love”

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Are you a Christian Cannibal?

Sometimes Christians resort to what I would call Christian cannibalism. It’s where we, as fellow believers, tend to eat our own . . . symbolically speaking. It’s what happens when we talk about another believer in a critical, judgmental way.  It’s where we “throw someone under the bus” when they sin in a way that

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Are You Being You?

Be yourself!  That’s something that we’ve heard all of our lives.  Yet, so many people, myself included, do not really live as themselves.  We live in such a competitive society where we are always comparing ourselves with others, which tends to cause us to not be comfortable with who we really are. I am not

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Are You Really Living?

“Every man dies, but not every man really lives” so said William Wallace in the movie Braveheart.  It’s a great quote and one that I think is a very true statement.  I think that it’s very appropriate for the Christian walk. Every single person on earth is going to die someday.  Everyone single person who has

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I Give Up

I give up.  I can’t do it anymore.  I quit. Now you are wondering what I am giving up and quitting. Control! (I wrote about The Illusion of Control). I have finally gotten to the place in my life where I realize that I have been stressing out over things that I cannot control.  All

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