Communication is an important aspect of encouraging change in others, and having others encourage change in us. Communication is necessary. Let’s be diligent to improve our skills and function out of a heart of love in order to effect spiritual change in the lives of those we minister to.
Don't lose focus. We have a mission. The world is watching.
Covid-19. It’s a bit like a curse word to me. I have had enough social distancing to last me a lifetime. I think… I could list a million negative impacts from this pandemic but to skip over the positive would not do justice to how God has been moving among us. It is always easy [...]
Justice is a heavy topic and has many implications for our world today. I wish to keep things simple, because I am simple! Justice, in our minds, implies fairness, or getting what one deserves. It is the act of making something fair or right. We see this in our judicial system when a criminal is [...]
We have to respond to things that life brings our way on a daily basis. We respond to questions, problems, injustices, and the way others behave. Some would simply say this is our reaction, but reactions don’t always include response. I can hear something that stirs me without responding. Yet, response is part of life. [...]
Do you like scary stories? I guess I have one for you. The other night, I was home alone. Something extremely rare. In fact, I cannot remember the last time it happened. To be honest, I really, really, enjoyed it. I did not have to check school work, break up arguments, or find acceptable food [...]
I am once again reminded how untrustworthy and fleeting our feelings can be. As I sat writing an email to a new friend, I quickly found that I was caught up in past feelings as I explained my backstory. Feelings should really be a four-letter word. They are not to be trusted. It's true, God [...]
Hope. We need it. It's defined as a feeling of expectation, a desire for a certain thing to happen, or a feeling of trust. We're living in a time where things are uncertain. People are fearful of what tomorrow might bring. They are anxious, panicked, and their thoughts are weighed down with negative thinking. They [...]
I started this post about 4 weeks ago, prior to covid-19 taking its effect in our nation. I find it relevant to where we are today. When fear and uncertainty shows up, people resort to their old habits of coping. Why? Because we want to control the situation. I call it indulging our insecurities. Insecurity [...]
In all the chaos and imposed distancing, we can find solace. We can find growth. We can restore relationship.