The Soul Felt Its Worth

Sometime after Thanksgiving I noticed an unsettledness in my spirit, disquiet in my soul, angst in my mind, and ache in my heart. Interestingly, other people have shared they’re feeling similar things.  With winter coming and the season of death approaching, I wonder if we’re experiencing a communal longing.  Could it be that regardless of our … Continue reading The Soul Felt Its Worth

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Who are YOU? How Finding Our Identity in Christ Saves Us

Have you ever wanted to die?  I distinctly remember sitting on a plane preparing for landing, when it hit a patch of turbulence that jerked us so violently it seemed we would crash.  As the other passengers' faces turned to horror with loud gasps and cries, all I could think was: "Yes! Thank God I'm … Continue reading Who are YOU? How Finding Our Identity in Christ Saves Us

Meditation on Realizing You’re Not a Mistake, But a Miracle

"You're just yourself.  Live with it.  Here I am.  I'm just me and all I can do is be me.  That's the only thing I can do, and I can do it better than anybody else.  If I don't do it, nobody will do it.  So often we spend our lives trying to be other people.  Yet … Continue reading Meditation on Realizing You’re Not a Mistake, But a Miracle

Our “Bruises” Make Us Beautiful: The Gifts of Imperfection

EVERYTHING belongs. You are perfect, AS you are, NO doing required. YOU are a GIFT, a never seen before and never to be seen again blessing the world needs. These are some sayings I’ve adopted and/or formulated over the last couple of years, which contain an abundance of truth and bring scads of life. What … Continue reading Our “Bruises” Make Us Beautiful: The Gifts of Imperfection

A Case for Naming Ourselves “Beloved” Instead of “Sinners”: Shame Doesn’t Belong in the Reign of Love

We become what we think about. - Earl Nightingale   Recently a friend of mine was having a REALLY hard day and tearfully shared with me: “What is WRONG with ME?” The story isn’t mine to tell, so I’ll just say my confidant was heartbroken and disoriented. As we talked for a while my heart … Continue reading A Case for Naming Ourselves “Beloved” Instead of “Sinners”: Shame Doesn’t Belong in the Reign of Love

Meditation on the Beauty of Living from Realizing You’re Loved, Worthy, and Belong … Period

A tendency ... no, an illness in our society I've noticed is we suffer from victimhood.  We're told we need a perfect mate to experience real love, the president is to blame for our financial issues, and happiness is found in possessions, money, and status. Check out what Neil deGrasse Tyson, a famous astrophysicist, has … Continue reading Meditation on the Beauty of Living from Realizing You’re Loved, Worthy, and Belong … Period

Meditation on Remembering You Belong, You’re Worthy, and You’re Loved

Can I tell you a secret?  You're AMAZING!  You are a GIFT!  A one of a kind MIRACLE, never seen before and never to be seen again.  Why do I say that?  Do you have a day?  Seriously, I have SO many reasons for trusting this, but in the interest of time I'll name three.  … Continue reading Meditation on Remembering You Belong, You’re Worthy, and You’re Loved

Meditation on the Life-Giving Power of Perspective

I've been thinking a lot lately about the power of our perspectives. Specifically, I wonder if a good chunk of our troubles, sorrows, and frustrations in life, especially when it comes to relationships, stems MORE from our OWN perspectives than the actions or inactions of others? I think on how much happier and more at … Continue reading Meditation on the Life-Giving Power of Perspective