Encouragement for the Anxious: Your Emotions Are NOT Sin

To the one who deals with anxiety: Though you feel fearful or anxious, do not beat yourself up. Don't condemn yourself. Feeling a certain emotion does not mean you have committed sin. An emotion in and of itself is not a sin. Feelings arise in us, often outside of our ability to control them. That … Continue reading Encouragement for the Anxious: Your Emotions Are NOT Sin

God’s Answer When We Feel Nothing

Perhaps you’ve experienced seasons where you were feeling little or nothing at all. You may even feel this way now: numb, empty, wondering why. Maybe this is simply while spending time in God's presence. Or it could be what you feel most of the time, in every situation. I’ve personally been in such a season … Continue reading God’s Answer When We Feel Nothing

Experiencing God’s Love and Freedom in Spiritual Community

Did you know that some of the lies we struggle with can be extinguished as we do life in community?  There are some lies we can be set free from especially as we do life with others in community. Things that can only be proven to us when we are not alone, not isolated nor … Continue reading Experiencing God’s Love and Freedom in Spiritual Community

In Your Deepest Need

There is One who will never forget you, One who always sees your heart. He sees your desperation for all to be made right. He sees you when no one else seems to care for you as deeply. He sees your deepest needs and the neglect you feel day after day. He sees everything and … Continue reading In Your Deepest Need

Hurts and Wounds Within: Hidden Poison

Hurts and wounds lodged within can poison us not only emotionally but physically and in other ways. Hurts within us can also poison those around us. Hurts and wounds occur when we are wronged, when things don't play out as we had hoped, or when we are misunderstood. Someone spreads a rumor or speaks negatively … Continue reading Hurts and Wounds Within: Hidden Poison