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Understanding GOD

The Lies We Believe

LIES… NOT outright untruths that we would recognize in a nanosecond, BUT an artfully crafted web of truth with lie woven in. Baby Steps in healing and living forward with confidence in Christ and without fear of the future, begins with recognizing the lies Satan whispers into our lives and the ones we create when life happens differently than we expect. Satan takes our shame and creates a scenario where we believe things happened to […]

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Baby Steps

I can remember my kid’s tentative steps around the couch and chairs. Newly discovered skills of being upright on little feet. I would watch both my kids do this, and think they will soon walk on their own. I remember we had been home to visit parents when my daughter – our oldest- was 10 months old. And in the airport my Mom and sister were hoping to see her walk before she and I […]

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My Christmas Miracle

It was 3 days before Christmas 1988. We had just moved to San Diego where my husband John was stationed at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot – in the band. We had found a 1 bedroom apartment, had our stuff delivered from the move cross country from Norfolk, VA, and had found me a doctor to go to – I was 7 months pregnant with our first child. As we sat talking before he left […]

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Is God Really Good?

In the Garden God created a place with extraordinary beauty, lush and plentiful food for the animals, and humans made in His image to live in relationship with Him and His creation in perfect unity. But in Genesis 2:16 we find God giving this command to Adam, “You are free to eat from any tree in the Garden, but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when […]

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Is Faith the Answer?

I have been involved in a few discussions on sexual abuse. I shared my healing journey there and what I am doing now to help women with sexual abuse in their past. A few have told me faith is not the answer.  My journey has led me to say that Jesus is the reason I am whole and functioning. He is the reason I now see God’s role in my salvation and life after with […]

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Gazing Upon His Beauty Brings Freedom

God has really been pointed lately in impressing on me the glory of Him alone. He has been convicting me of my tendency to neglect to stop and gaze into His awesomeness, His holiness, His perfect otherness. It could be influenced by the sermon series at our church in Exodus and how God revealed Himself to Moses, poured out His power and wrath on Pharaoh’s Egypt, the setting of His people Israel free through the […]

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