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 ...

Dealing with Difficult People {Help!}

28. January 2018 difficult people, faith 8
Dealing with Difficult People {Help!}
We all have them in our lives, those people we would rather not be near. No matter how hard we try to be peaceful, they push our buttons. They’re angry, selfish, antagonizing, maybe manipulating. Maybe all of those things. We try avoiding them. But it’s impossible when you work or live with them. So, what ...

Identity in Christ

21. January 2018 faith, identity in christ 6
Identity in Christ
I’ll never forget the day we sold our mini-van. It was the weirdest thing. I couldn’t wait to get rid of it, the mom-van decorated with college bumper stickers. But when the day finally came, I felt a deep sadness creep into my soul. Selling it closed the end of an era of our family. ...

Spiritual Warfare Weapons [7 Scriptures]

14. January 2018 faith 15
Spiritual Warfare Weapons [7 Scriptures]
Can you see her? [in the spirit world] Freckles sprinkled across her nose, two braids loosely woven messy. Her helmet too big And sword covered in fingerprints. A tattered tutu. A hole in her tights. But this ballerina is a warrior. The enemy slithers to her side hissing his favorite slander…. “God does not love ...