Have you noticed that the familiarity of your discomfort is easier to stay in than to step out into the change that God has called you to?… Read More Leaving the Comfort of My Dysfunctional Life
Loving yourself seems to be a taboo subject in some Christian circles. I understand because when I first learned of the notion to love myself, I kind of scoffed, like, that isn’t godly. It’s because my eyes weren’t opened to the truth of it. All I could see was narcissistic love, being a lover of… Read More Is Loving Myself Selfish?
A vow to God is a commitment we will not break,
A standard of tenacity we refuse to forsake,
A promise of love we decide to make,
Because we long to live for His Name’s sake.… Read More A Call to Service by Jenne Brown
Single Mama, I know it doesn’t seem fair and it can get lonely but I want you to know that you are not alone! 5:45 a.m. My alarm goes off, I need to get up because this is my only quiet time with God. Drag my feet into my office (on a good day when I don’t press “snooze” instead) open up my Bible and journal some prayers.
I grew up as a Christian hating the symbol of the cross as an expression of the Christian faith…over the years it evolved into a symbol I truly despised. … Read More The Symbol of the Cross
Throwing away the mattress, giving away most of my things, I felt like I was giving up so much, and I was giving up a lot, but God is always going to give back so much more for whatever we “give up!”… Read More Leaving in the Broad Daylight – Arrival (Part Three)
Tossing my mattress was another reality check. What was I doing? “God, do you know how much mattresses cost?” I asked. I literally asked God if he’d done this fathering thing before…Talking about trust and believing God and taking a leap of faith is all good and well, but walking it out and putting your mattress into the dumpster is another thing! … Read More Leaving in the Broad Daylight – Action (Part Two)
…the Lord began working the craziest concept on my heart … to walk out of my apartment when my lease ended … He didn’t seem interested in telling me where I would be going, but rather asking me to trust him… … Read More Leaving in the Broad Daylight – Preparation (Part One)
As a Christian the fact that I struggled with the desire to die seemed a double blow. Here I was supposed to be the happiest of all people, and really I just wanted God to take me in my sleep and let me be done with this life and on to eternity.… Read More Suicide
I think it’s when a part of me disengages and becomes somewhat passive, somewhat detached, going through some motion, thinking I know where I can find God, I think that’s the place it becomes religion. And the things I do aren’t necessarily bad, but they are no longer alive…..I can step out of religious behavior to receive the perfect portion Christ holds for me. Relationship wins over religion every time.… Read More Religion vs Relationship