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Baskets of Broken Pieces

This morning I was reading the bible and came across the scriptures when Jesus fed the 5,000. Of course I’ve heard this story several times, but this time something jumped out to me. Now, I don’t want to be presumptuous and assume that you know the story, so here’s a brief synopsis: After Jesus heard…

Guarding Your Heart

I didn’t know the importance of guarding my heart until something unexpected took root there. It happened quickly. It only took about 5 minutes for anger and I to become  bed mates, and I didn’t realize it until minutes later. And, once there, it was no easy way to uproot it until I admitted that…

Trusting Your Worth

We live in a world that consistently challenges our perception of ourselves. And, this can be a tough reality for those attempting to stabilize in their identity. With so many distractions it is almost impossible to fully grasp the weight of your worth unless you are intentional. I’ve learned that my worth is not predicated…

Losing Control for the Control Freak

I am a recovering control freak. What I mean is that I’m in the process of negotiating a healthy balance as I realize that I don’t have as much control as I previously thought. See I have always been the one to pride myself on having everything together, or mostly together. If one area of…

Mended Hearts

There is a level of work that we can accomplish while working on ourselves. We can listen to the sermons, and make the messages applicable in our minds. We can even debrief about our favorite parts, things that we’ve thought about as a result, and even create scenarios within ourselves that lead us to believe…