What happens when we’re called to forgive our enemy? Surely some acts, even some people, are unforgiveable, right? Carolyn was the last person I wanted to forgive. The event I experienced because of her was so traumatic I’d blocked it from my mind for thirteen years. I met Carolyn at a public pool when I… Continue reading When Love Feels Hard — Guest Blogger
Most resolutions fail because they focus on changing one’s behavior, on cleaning the outside of the cup, without dealing with the root of our actions. True and lasting change goes much deeper, to what drives everything else—our good habits and bad, our acts of love and sin, and our fears and our faith. God revealed… Continue reading Resolutions That Will Transform Your Life
Sometimes the best choices are the hardest to make. Sometimes wisdom appears foolish and faith fanatical. As a young mother striving to live for Jesus, I quickly learned just how contrary the things of God appeared to those who don’t understand Him.
What a year! 2020 had to be the weirdest year ever! In life, we have ups and downs. We have good days and bad. We feel loved and alone. As I reflect on the past 20 years of my life, there are some memorable times, some good, some sad. As I write this, there… Continue reading Finding Our Spiritual Rhythm by Shelley Brooks
When God calls me to something hard, or to make a drastic life-change, I want clear indications that I’m actually hearing from Him. I’m not being demanding when I say that, nor does my statement come from lack of faith. I trust His wisdom and guidance completely, but I don’t always trust my ability to… Continue reading How God’s Glory Gives Us Courage for Whatever is Ahead