Mental illness and forgiveness

Forgiveness with a twist. When a child is punished for every sin, do they want to be around that parent? Do they feel safe and loved? Probably not. If God were to punish us for every one of our sins would we fear Him and feel He did not love us? Probably. Instead He shows … Continue reading Mental illness and forgiveness

Storytelling with the Bible

This is beyond cool. Making the Bible come to life always gets me excited. A friend pointed me to this today and I was so impressed I have to tell you about it. This website is FREE and it is called The Bible Project. Still does not really drag you in......until you read "Visual storytelling … Continue reading Storytelling with the Bible

Frame Suffering Well

How we see life is how we live it. This usually does not set too well with someone in the middle of suffering through chronic illness and pain. Life and illness feel quite out of our control as we walk through suffering of any kind. God has something very clear to say about how to … Continue reading Frame Suffering Well

The Storms Will Come

Tornados are a part of living in Texas. I live in Tornado Alley geographically and metaphorically. I have learned about a tornado's "eye of the storm." It is that peaceful place smack dab in the middle of the most uncontrollable natural devastation one can imagine. Tornados are one of those few weather phenomena's that catch … Continue reading The Storms Will Come

Isolation Giants: Moses, David, Joseph

Most of us will not end up in isolation on top of Mount Sinai. It is a beautiful sight. Have you thought about what it would be like if you were there alone for 40 days, 40 months or what about 40 years? Isolation hinders our spiritual growth, no doubt about that. God provides plenty … Continue reading Isolation Giants: Moses, David, Joseph

satan, you may have my floorboard eggs!

Go roar somewhere else devil, get out of my way, I am busy. Many of you know what it is like to attempt to get to church and the struggles that come with that. Everything seems to go wrong and you have to move mountains to get to church. Some of the funniest sermons I … Continue reading satan, you may have my floorboard eggs!

Speechless…Our Father

Speechless cannot describe the depths one can feel during chronic illness and pain. When there are no words left, what do you do, how do you pray, what are the words? Utterances do not even come out correctly. During those years when my brain was not working correctly, every nerve was tender to the thought … Continue reading Speechless…Our Father