Doubt

But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:30-31 NKJV “I do not believe there everContinue reading “Doubt”

A Mystery

“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27 NASB “I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking andContinue reading “A Mystery”

Self-Soothe

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27 ESV “Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”Continue reading “Self-Soothe”

Failure to Thrive

“He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:3 ESV “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, someContinue reading “Failure to Thrive”

Ambivalence. We’ve Got It!

“For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.” Galatians 5:17 NIV “It seems we are capable of immense love and loyalty, and as capable of deceit andContinue reading “Ambivalence. We’ve Got It!”

It’s Not Your Fault

Self-Compassion “The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,    a stronghold in times of trouble.Those who know your name trust in you,    for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you”. Psalm 9:9-10 NIV “This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is part of life. May I be kind to myself in this moment. May IContinue reading “It’s Not Your Fault”

Leaving Home

“Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And inContinue reading “Leaving Home”

Trauma and Responsibility

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29 NIV (emphasis mine) “Today, I will not wait for others to seeContinue reading “Trauma and Responsibility”

A Courageous Heart

“Search me, God, and know my heart; Put me to the test and know my anxious thoughts…” Psalm 139:23 NASB “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”― Mary Anne Radmacher The Enneagram (pronounced any-a-gram) test. I took it. It isContinue reading A Courageous Heart

Testing!

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4 ESV “A true test of character isn’t how you are on yourContinue reading “Testing!”