Rosh Hashanah | Reflection and Repentance

Did you know Jesus celebrated Rosh Hashanah – the Feast of Trumpets every year of His life? If we look at traditions He engaged in, we’ll gain a clearer understanding of who He is.

Abuse Doesn’t Have the Authority to Shape Your Identity

Power Vs. Authority Abuse has power to shape you but it doesn’t have authority to determine who you become. Abuse says you have no value. Tha's a lie. Abuse has no authority to tell you who you are. My dear friend, you are so much more than what happened to you. Are...

Don’t Strive to Put on the Armor of God (It’s Okay to Slow Down and Rest)

God is NEVER harsh or judgmental. He walked in your shoes. He knows how you feel when you can barely get out of bed in the morning. Learn how to slow down and rest.

A Pagan Holiday or a Celebration of Life?

I love Resurrection Sunday! To me, it is the single most important day of the year. The first Easter after my baby girl went to be with Jesus, the truth of the resurrection hit me in a fresh way. I had always loved Easter but that day, my heart was nurtured in a way I...

Memories and Wishes for a Wonderful Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a day set aside to be thankful I grew up in Wisconsin. At Thanksgiving, churches happily decorated the altar with large pumpkins and colorful gourds. Corn stalks, a bale or two of hay, and colorful leaves reminded us of God’s faithfulness. The hard...
This Is Why Healing From Trauma Is Hard For You

This Is Why Healing From Trauma Is Hard For You

The Lord offers the gift of healing, especially if you are a child of God. In my journey through life, I discovered healing begins on the inside, then works its way outside. If you are like me, then you’ve stormed heaven, pleading for healing of your body, or relief...

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How To Find Joy In Life

How To Find Joy In Life

In the Garden of Eden, joy filled Adam and Eve’s hearts. Each time the Lord’s eyes crinkled with joy and sunshine burst forth as He smiled upon them, a warm glow of belonging flowed through their being. Their eyes alight with reflected joy, they smiled with calm...

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The Antidote to Toxic Shame

The Antidote to Toxic Shame

Two Kinds of Shame Do you know the two kinds of shame? One leads us to examine our life, so we walk in peace. The other undermines our identity by lying to us and stealing our peace. Learning to discern the difference can help you avoid a shame spiral. Is Shame...

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Healing Art Activity to Survive the Holidays

Healing Art Activity to Survive the Holidays

The holidays are fast upon us! This is a time where some of us experience ambivalence. There is often tension between looking forward with anticipation to traditions and connections, while secretly feeling nervous, even afraid of rejection, worrying no one will want...

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The Oil of Joy in Your Life

The Oil of Joy in Your Life

Ask the Lord to anoint you with the oil of joy of His Holy Spirit. Jesus looked beyond His suffering to the joy of seeing you experience peace with God. May you, like Jesus, say, “Not my will but Thine be done.”

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Beauty From Ashes

Beauty From Ashes

Today, the Lord wants give you beauty from asshes and clothe you in the head-dress of His beloved bride, and then make you into a priest to your God.

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Share the Joy of the Magi

Share the Joy of the Magi

Did you know the New Testament’s first use of the root word for joy is in Matthew, speaking of the wise men who traveled to Israel from Persia? The Prophecies of Daniel Pointed to the Messiah Daniel, an Old Testament prophet greatly loved by God, grew to a position of...

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What Happens When Your Survival Skills Hurt You?

What Happens When Your Survival Skills Hurt You?

This morning, a beautiful rust-colored bird got into my screened porch. Greatly distressed, he flew against the screen, first on one side, then another. Seeing me, he grew more frightened; not thinking clearly, he repeatedly flew into the screen, attempting to escape....

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What to Do When You’re Hanging By a Thread

What to Do When You’re Hanging By a Thread

Do you feel like you are hanging on by a thread? A few months ago, during my morning walk, I noticed a pine cone caught in Spanish moss, gently swinging in the breeze. After a few days, the moss shifted and the cone hung by a strand. Marveling each time I passed under...

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The Beginner’s Guide to Seeing Value in Others

The Beginner’s Guide to Seeing Value in Others

You are of incredible value, and the Lord will bless you as you allow Him to use you to be His hands and arms to love the brokenhearted. Life is made up of relationships. Some fun. Some stimulating. Some toxic or heartbreaking. We quickly warm to some people; others,...

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You Are Safe in the Father’s Arms

You Are Safe in the Father’s Arms

Does God Really Love Me? Do you find it difficult to imagine God loves you as you are? If you have a father wound, such a thought is almost unthinkable. Sunday, I saw one of the most beautiful pictures of a father’s love; it delighted my heart, giving me a new picture...

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What Do You Struggle With?

We each have our own struggles. If you have a topic you’d like me to write on, I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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