Forgiveness is not about letting the person who has hurt you off the hook instead it is about God's healing love changing your heart. Through the years of growing up and becoming my own independent self there has been some resistance from family. There have been conversations behind my back about my religious beliefs and even my political views. Often times I have wondered why parents … [Read more...] about Finding Wider Space
Suffering is apart of life. Suffering (noun): the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. Why do we diminish our suffering? Why do we try to okay the suffering we have encountered in our lives? As I have been going through this topic of suffering in this week's Bible study lesson I have realized that we all have pain from the different season of life. And if we do not deal … [Read more...] about Suffer No More
We all have expectations. We have expectations for ourselves and for other people. Expectations lead to disappointment. Expectations drive a wedge between us and those we love. Expectations CAN divide a family. Love means letting go of expectations. You see when we love someone it is unfair for us to have expectations... especially, unspoken expectations. Honestly, I am certain I … [Read more...] about Expectations.
The thought of walking through the doors again takes my breathe away. I can hear my heart beating out of my chest. The feelings of inadequacy rise and my fear of rejection returns. Having your heart trampled on after sharing the depths of it's passion and purpose will do this to you. The temptation to walk away was never easy and the final steps of departure did not come without angst or … [Read more...] about DONE but not finished!
It can be hard to move forward in life if you are constantly carrying around your past. The weight of your past mistakes, misspoken words, pain of disappointment and even regret can become overwhelming. Why is it so hard to leave it all behind? Do we enjoy carrying the pain around? Do you think you deserve to be reminded of your past mistakes? When my son was almost four years old he … [Read more...] about Leaving it Behind
It is no mistake that Broken Trust posted the same morning I read chapter fifteen in Jennie Allen's book Restless: Because You Were Made for More. She wrote about fighting to keep connection alive and being intentional in friendship but, she also tackled the harsh reality that we will be hurt by those closest to us. I am a rescued mess of a human, and so are you. And we will hurt each other … [Read more...] about Reckless Love