Relationships, Showing love

Breaking the Anger Cycle

Banana bread wafts from the kitchen. My three kids’ bellies are pleasantly full of the warm treat as the sun quiets its rays through sheer curtains. The smell of fall fills our home with hope for the new season.  A piercing scream interrupts the sweet silence. My youngest child’s pounding feet shake the floor as… Continue reading Breaking the Anger Cycle

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When Relationships Fail–Our Role

As I reflected on my situation with the offended woman, I thought of how Christ treated me. When I was living in complete rebellion against Him, He pursued me, diligently and patiently. When I sinned again and again, He forgave me. And when my sin created a barrier between us that I couldn’t cross, through His death, He tore it down.

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Building Healthy Boundaries

But I must confess, this is something I learned the hard way. When I fell in love with Christ, I fell hard. This was it! The love of my life–the clear solution to all my problems. From this point forward life would be glorious. I expected to hear, “hallelujah chorus” with each step. I immediately… Continue reading Building Healthy Boundaries

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Searching For Deep and Real Relationships

Today’s Instagram culture doesn’t leave much room for the authentic.  Have an imperfection? No problem. There’s a filter for that! And who needs real friends when you can have 1,000 followers on Twitter? With the right lighting and proper angles, everyone can look like anyone but their real selves. The world looks at the exterior,… Continue reading Searching For Deep and Real Relationships