Do not turn away from those in need.
Self-reliance apart from Christ, is prison to self. We were freed from that long ago.
He is a God who loves beyond the limits and boundaries of human love. A God who is entirely available, always punctual, and forever reliable.
Being a bridge for a new beginning when your kids move back home.
Without loyalty and respect in the center of all actions, you are not practicing self-reliance or independence. Without those essential parts, you are practicing selfishness.
Worry builds barriers against my ability to pray in faith and promotes a position of fear. I won't have it.
When I finally released every stronghold relating to worry or fear, the woman God intended emerged even stronger. With a bold faith and guided wisdom, fear vanished.
A raw and authentic look at a personal truth.
The number one question I get these days:
Why? – why am I going on this trip; why did I decide to take on such a big challenge; why Kilimanjaro; why Africa….
The problem with the why questions, is that my answer to that is so big and detailed, that I usually end up giving a shortened, abbreviated answer. There’s not usually enough time in that moment to give the full answer that I want to give, so I just go generic and keep it simple.
Here’s what my generic, simple answer looks like, “Because I like hiking and Matt’s passion and excitement for the MOHI organization in Kenya has spread to me.”
All fine and true.
But that’s not the full answer.
The full answer is much deeper. It’s messy and raw. It surely isn’t an ‘in passing’ kind of answer, and until now, I haven’t really shared it…
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The chains that held my heart The gallows that cut my mind The poison that ran my veins Darkness rendered blind
I remember walking into the church for the first time with a sense that I didn't belong there. My life was a mess, I was a single mother of two, near destitute, mentally broken, unstable, and a sinner beyond sinners.