In a social media world, it can be difficult to feel proud of oneself. I know people look proud and happy but statics are showing an alarming rise in the opposite direction. Comparison, self-doubt, and insecurity run rampant through many and I totally understand why. We live in curated and picture perfect world. Even though … More Positive Self-Reflection
Several years ago, I heard a speaker talking about an incident that happened on his blog. He had written a post that was a little less than friendly toward a public figure. The post was not meant to be hurtful or mean — it was just a funny jab at someone else’s expense. Soon, comments … More What’s in a Word?
Halloween is just a few days away. There are cobwebs, skeletons, and other creepy things loaded up on shelves. Costumes hang just a few rows away from the Christmas decorations. Halloween is an odd holiday for church people. The opinions are varying and sometimes very strong. Inevitably, many Christian bloggers write about why a Christian … More What Halloween taught me about Convictions
Like a fancy but very sporadic zoom feature, my brain can channel in on something at the strangest times. It’s not so bad when I run across something in my personal Bible reading time because that pondering becomes meditation. However, it’s really disconcerting when that zooming happens in a class of 3 to 5 year … More Zacchaeus and the Offendables
You’ve probably heard the word “discern” at some point in your life. Like many words in Scripture, it has a regular, run-of-the-mill meaning and then it has a deeper, more specific meaning. The root meaning doesn’t really change but because God is always considering both the physical and the spiritual realms, the word is richer … More Five Steps for Growing in Discernment
There are moments and places in life that always seem to be close memories. Even as distance grows, the memory feels only a moment away. These are generally the large, life-impacting moments in life — the death of a loved one, the birth of a child, or a once in a lifetime experience. Lately, I’ve … More 2 Things God wants you to remember when you’re frustrated
Change is something we generally talk about at the beginning of a new year. Resolutions and goals and all that jazz are discussed at length. However, change doesn’t stick to just one season. It’s something that happens every minute of every day. Sometimes that changes are self-motivated and other times life forces us to change. … More Biblical Ways to Make a Change