Broken. It's easy to love broken people when we realize that we, too, are broken. When there's chaos, we must extend consideration. Compassion. When we realize how broken we are, don't mind broken places so much. We feel for them. Compassion. Empathy. Desire to help as there were those that helped us. But, how do … Continue reading Broken, Yet Made Whole
Obedience, or relationship?
In the garden, couldn't God have told Adam and Eve beforehand what consequences would come for both them and every generation after them if they ate of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil? But of course, He most certainly could have. But He didn't. Why? Why watch us, His beloved creation, or so … Continue reading Obedience, or relationship?
Love and benefits
How often have we heard about seeking God for who He is, for His heart, and not for His hand, as in a hand out, as in, His benefits? What person wants a gold-digger (or, "benefit-digger") for a lover? Don't we as people, as individuals, want to be loved precisely for who we are versus … Continue reading Love and benefits
Fear, or Love?
Action that stems from the motivator of fear does not have the ability to produce true, lasting continuance of those actions. Only action stemming from love has the power to last, built on a rock indestructible from storms and floods. If an individual is training for a marathon or beginning an exercise routine for the … Continue reading Fear, or Love?
My heart aches when my friends suffer. At times, I'd rather take it on for them than see them in pain and anguish. Yet, is this proper thinking? Yes, we are called to bear one another's burdens. But, the burden-bearing is not of "I'm taking this one completely off of your shoulders," rather, it is … Continue reading Heartache
07.11.2015 Victory Sound It started off faint. So faint, I felt as if I had to pretend I was hearing it. But it was real, I couldn’t deny it. You know, faith. I have heard about this song, this song of victory. But I wondered, did it exist? I believed it did. I’d been told … Continue reading Victory Sound
Imagine a house. You know the place – the one where all the neighborhood kids, plus you, hung out. It was never immaculate. Sure, you were not to touch the china closet, or go in the adults’ bedroom, but those were pretty much the only off-limits areas. Who wanted to mess with either of those … Continue reading 3 Things
Life High in the Himalaya mountains, there was a town. In this town, there was a wise old man. People would travel from miles and miles around to visit the old wise man to consult with him on many matters: life, matters of the heart, destiny, etc. He was known to have the answers … Continue reading Life
Perspective: Focus (Blessing Others)
Ever had one of those weeks where it seems like life just HITS you upside the head? I am sure. There is NO way that I am the only one. 😀 I hope not, anyway! Ha. What is our natural tendency when life hits? To internalize. To go into our shell? We wonder at times … Continue reading Perspective: Focus (Blessing Others)