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I Think People Are Mad At Me But They Are Not

Fear of not having my ideas be needed or wanted – believing the lie that what I have to offer is already insignificant before I even get started, so I come out of the box defending it and sensitive to any hints of it not being received well or embraced as worthy of other people’s time and attention. Apologizing in case they do reject my words. Needing others to validate my thoughts and ideas. Adjusting […]

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Women Encountering Jesus

As I have been sharing how the Lord is working in my life, I wanted to return to a newsletter article I wrote last year that speaks to how encounters with the living God, no matter where He enters our story, can change our lives, moving us forward in a direction we would never have imagined. I hope you find it encouraging to where you are as the Lord uses it to challenge, strengthen, and […]

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The Joy of Being Defended

Is it just me, or do we ALL wish for someone to care enough about us to defend us from those who intend us harm? To have someone not only know my story, but also stand in the gap to defend my heart, mind, and soul from further harm. This is a treasured possession for those who have been damaged by life in identity-shattering ways. It means you believe me and want to stick around […]

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Heaven’s Math

Strongholds are the walls we build in our minds, hearts, and lives that keep us from embracing the truth of who God is and what His will and purpose for us is. Paul speaks in 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 of tearing down strongholds and then defines them as things that are high-minded and have raised themselves up against the knowledge of God. “High-minded” refers to thinking with high moral values or ideals. How can that be […]

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Beloved of God

My husband loves me. How do I know? He sacrifices time to meet my needs, cooks what I enjoy eating, and works so I might do ministry as the Lord has equipped me. He surrenders his comfort to make sure I am protected and cared for. He has prayed for me in my journey of healing from sexual abuse, trying his very best to create an atmosphere of safety in intimacy. He speaks truth when […]

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Good Enough?

Every day many of us wake up with that niggling feeling that we are really not good enough or don’t measure up to OTHERS standards for us. Sometimes we don’t measure up to our OWN standards. It follows us through our day and makes us think we must try harder or look for something else or something more to change this status. If that isn’t enough, this stream of thought runs over into what we […]

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