Posts Tagged ‘god’

Welcome to the Wilderness!

On a roller coaster, blindfolded. Feel that way lately? Me too. It’s what author John Bevere would call a “wilderness season.” Feeling lost, confused lately by the events of the world, wondering where God is, and how we are supposed to respond. Exhausted. The wilderness is exhausting! As part of an initiative I’m calling, “Summer Reading For Grown Ups,” I’m reading Bevere’s, “God, Where are You?” and inviting you along on this journey. It may… … Continue reading

Rob Lowe, Sex tapes, and Redemption

I know just TWO things about actor Rob Lowe: When I was in high school, some really awful stories surfaced about him. He had become addicted to drugs and alcohol. His addiction to drugs and alcohol led to some poor decisions. And even without the help of YouTube and social media, video proof of his poor decisions were quickly spread, and viewed by many. Tapes of him with a sixteen year old girl, among the worst.… … Continue reading

If You Have Ever Dealt With Shame, This Open Letter is For You

Dear Todd, Shame is a sucky feeling. It wears uncomfortably, like a heavy wool coat on a hot summer’s day. Suffocating, it makes you run for cover but not for relief from the sun, you run to hide. Being seen like this is embarrassing and God only knows what “they” might think if you’re seen like this. Then it hits you…God knows. The shame then sinks its teeth ever deeper into your flesh and you run.… … Continue reading

When Your Problems Feel Big and God Feels Small

Christian music has the power to jolt us out of our mundane, stagnant lives and to remind us of truths we didn’t know we forgot.  I was sitting there in the crowd like a thousand other women. I was listening to the speakers on the stage and singing along with the songs. I was going through the motions (something that had become far too common for me.) It was a typical night at a WAYFM… … Continue reading

Welcome to the Year 5776…wait whaaa?

We have an incredible New Year to look forward to. Another chance to start fresh and leave both the good and bad of last year in the past. We find insight on what to expect in 2016 from a source you may not expect: The Hebraic calendar. According to the Hebraic calendar, we’re not actually in the year 2016…we’re in the year 5776. And 5776 is a year that promises to be filled with incredible… … Continue reading