Bit-by-Bit Bible Method: Revel in the Richness of the Word

  Hello friends, Recently, as I studied for my Bible class, I returned to a way of reflecting on the passage I hadn’t used for a while. I broke the words/phrases into small parts and simply wrote my reflections on each section. This isn’t my deep studying, where I look into the original languages and open 

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Admonish in Love: Three Steps (Part 2)

Hello, friends,Last week we talked about the Prison of Judging Others. Ugh, how ugly judgmentalism is. How much it hurts. I shared about a time when I was harshly and unfairly judged.This week I share three guidelines I’ve gleaned about admonishing in a way your words will not only be received, but bring healing.1. Love: Jesus was 

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The Prison of Judging Others

  Hi friends,  A while ago, someone hurled an array of really judgmental, hurtful things to me. Her words poured out from a complete lack of understanding. She assumed a ton of negative things and jumped to hurtful conclusions. After the confrontation, my hands shook, burning tears fought to burst out, but I held them back, not wanting to “give that” to 

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Do You Love Me That Much? Really?

“You’re here.” My voice cracked. It was almost unbelievable—this earthly reunion brought about by my death. I thought death only brought heavenly reunions. ~from Love Like There’s No Tomorrow It boggles my mind to fathom all the amazing ways God has blessed me since the cardiac arrest tried to steal my forever breaths. Friday evening gray 

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Love in the Midst of a Poopy Day

Have you ever had a day like this? Overslept. Didn’t accomplish what I wanted. Things in the house broke. My phone kept sticking and not letting me type. ARGH! Drivers on the rainy roads drove crazy (that may have been because of my grumpy mood). I basically flailed on the edge of losing it all day long. 

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