We want to feel happy at all times. Don’t we? Of course, but this is not how God created us. Even God has emotions! Ive written about these in the past, maybe I’ll bring it back. Idealistic people want to believe that happiness is the only emotion we should feel; but to feel contentment, joy,… Read More Sadness and Fear
Have you ever been happy for somebody’ else but in the back of your mind wondered, what about me? It’s OK, so have I. We tend to feel emotions like inadequacy, jealousy and envy when things don’t go the way we hoped. But this is only a human thing. God alone is above the notion… Read More Jealousy and Envy
One of my favorite stories in the bible is the story of Joseph. Joseph’s brothers threw him into a pit and then sold him to Egyptians passing by. God had given him a dream and that dream caused his own family to hate him. One of the greatest morals of this story, is Joseph’s resilience.… Read More Life Will Make You Strong
When we don’t address our mental and emotional NEEDS, we blow through the wind doing what we can to survive. We inevitably short change ourselves by adopting self destruct behaviors by omission. We become seekers of things that do not and will not work. But how? In attempts to level the playing field, we look… Read More Are you a seeker?
Living in shame can come from wrongdoing (which is directly associated with guilt) but it can also come from rejection, harsh correction or criticism from caretakers, in the early portion of our lives. I’ve been talking on the topics of guilt, shame and regret because I have noticed many others walk in shame and it… Read More Guilt, Shame and Regret (2)
If you’ve been struggling with fear, shame, anger and inability to receive love- I want you to consider that maybe you have condemned yourself. Could there be self condemnation in your heart? We know that God hates and punishes sin, but He does not judge as we do. Many people have become judge over their… Read More Behavior versus Approval
The heaviness of depression, hopelessness and anxiety tend to make us feel super stuck. But can we truly help how we feel and think? Yes, it depends on what we focus on; it depends on the choices we make. The Lord tells us to think on the things which are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, … Read More Choices
Do you meditate? When most people think ‘meditation‘, they think it’s becoming one with the universe, aligning with the stars or other spiritual beings or repeating mantras or incantations but it’s simpler than this. There are two types of meditations, eastern meditation and biblical meditation. Eastern meditation teaches people to be conscious of their senses… Read More Meditation
When we forgive others and ourselves, we show God that our faith is in Him. We also demonstrate to God and others that He is God and we are not. This in itself is humility and God honors the humble and gives them grace (James 4:6). Grace: unmerited mercy (favor) of God; the strength of… Read More Step into Grace
It is very important to release and renew our mindsets when we are in deep sorrow or struggling with debilitating thoughts. We know that God and has our best interest in mind. Our keys to receive healing lies in our willingness to forgive. We give up our power to be judge over what others have… Read More Step into Peace
It’s okay to admit what you are feeling. Being honest with yourself is crucial for healing! The Lord Jesus came to give us a life of abundance and an eternal life (which starts now) with God; but Satan came to kill, steal and destroy that life. One of Satan’s traps is to plant seeds of… Read More Be Honest: It’s Crucial
Your family is not your enemy. Your spouse is not your enemy. Your child, their friends , your boss, your coworkers; People are not your enemy. We are fighting against influences and mindsets filled with limited/wrong beliefs. Many of us struggle to acknowledge that our upbringing has conditioned us to respond to life and others.… Read More Do you know your enemy?