The Fruit of the Spirit: What is True Love?

04. March 2018 faith 8
The Fruit of the Spirit: What is True Love?
Love. It’s a word that stirs up different images and feelings for each of us. A word defined by culture. I think our grandparents or great-grandparents would define it differently than we. But what is true love? According to an article on the site Life, Hope, and Truth, by Eddie Foster,  “Love” has been horribly abused ...

Finding a Healthy Self-Image

25. February 2018 faith, self image 2
Finding a Healthy Self-Image
  Finding a healthy self-image can be tricky. When my kids were small, I prayed for them to be humbly confident. I wanted them to be self-assured in school and all they did, but I didn’t want them to be prideful or overly confident. Nobody likes a know-it-all. And though pride can be a good ...

Prayer Fatigue: What to Do When It’s Hard to Pray

18. February 2018 faith 7
Prayer Fatigue: What to Do When It’s Hard to Pray
    A few years ago I was disenchanted with prayer. Prayer fatigue left me broken and weary. I was angry and confused. Grief stricken. “Why do we pray if it doesn’t make a difference?” I yelled to the sky. Why do we keep on praying when we see no answers?  The answer I found ...

Permission to Set Boundaries

04. February 2018 faith 4
Permission to Set Boundaries
For every strength there is a weakness. I used to take pride in my ability to empathize with people. I was thankful for my compassionate heart–and maybe even prideful that I enjoyed taking care of people. Isn’t that what Jesus did? Shouldn’t everybody? It was my first year working on  staff at a church, and ...