I discovered first-hand that, in this world, we tend to “cancel” people much too quickly. I had just given my testimony to my Foundations seminary class. I was terrified to share because it was raw and pretty messy. It was my first time to tell my painful story and it was to a room full… Continue reading How did Jesus handle a “Cancel Culture” Attitude?
Alligators brushed against my unprotected legs as I stood quivering in the murky, moonlit bayou water. My three bosses--all Jennifer Aniston clones--required me to catch a gator with my bare hands before I could join them in the boat. Then they tossed my bathroom scale in the water. “We need to know your weight before… Continue reading Incomparable: Seeing Ourselves through a New Lens
I knew it wasn’t right, but I did it anyway. I knew what others would say and what they would think, but I did it anyway. I had an affair with a married man. I was that woman. The homewrecker. The woman looked upon with shame and disgust. I was the woman who ruined your… Continue reading Battling Shame with Paper and Pen
What Our Eyes Say Guest Post by Dawn Ford "Don’t look at me in that tone!" When I was in my early twenties I was pretty cocky. I’d come from a dysfunctional background where my parents had made some pretty big mistakes. I determined I was not going to do the same things because I… Continue reading The Pride Our Eyes Reveal — Guest Post
It’s been a rough year. We’ve had a tumultuous time filled with civil unrest, political discord, a worldwide pandemic, a crushing economy and extended quarantine. This year was a stockpile of loss, leaving me longing for a win in the new year. Late December is a time of reflection: of what really mattered this year,… Continue reading Winning in the Year