Happy Thanksgiving from the Wholly Loved family! Sometimes, I get so caught up in rushing about, I forget to pause and say thanks. But when I do, peace ushers in as my mind shifts off of all that could or maybe has gone wrong to all that has gone right. To all the abundant blessings… Continue reading Cultivating a Thankful Heart
Jesus is the hope of Christmas, and that hope is available to us all year long. This week, before the busy starts, or perhaps in the middle of the crazy, hit pause and take time to connect to your power source and living hope.
Were they too focused on the gifts God had given them or too entrenched in their sinful ways? Either way, they spurned the One who’d faithfully cared for them and slipped into ever-worsening rebellion. God’s kindness, which is intended to draw mankind to Him, had no effect. Before long, and after repeated warnings, tough love followed.
Did I hear God right? Leave our family and move half way across the country on our own? With a nine month old? Leave the only hometown we’d ever known? Where were we going to live? How were we going to make new friends? I was scared of the unknown. I was nervous and unsure.… Continue reading How Jesus Helps Us in Our Fear
Undetected pride is ugly and destructive. The deeper I examined, the more I saw how much pride infected my life.
I struggled to admit when I was wrong and tried to hide my shortcomings. While I outwardly hid the sinful chaos in my heart, the truth was, I continually compared myself—my appearance, possessions, kids, talents, and intelligence—to others, indulging my selfish desire to pass judgment and assign worth to myself and everyone else. In essence, I was playing God.