I Shouldn’t Have To Suffer So

I Shouldn’t Have To Suffer So It has become a widely believed and accepted notion that somehow being a Christian should get folks a ‘get outta everything troublesome card.’ It’s almost like we’ve become of the mind that we shouldn’t have to experience any stress, pain, hardship, or strife. When we do, our first response […]

Why Are You Such A Downer?

Why Are You Such A Downer? One of the most unpleasant things many people experience is depression. A common misconception I’ve not only fallen prey to but have also witnessed being demonstrated within the church is: The Answer To Depression Must First Be Sought Through Medication Or Therapy. While there may be nothing wrong with […]

Self-Control

Self-Control Once we believe that we can’t help how we feel, it becomes easy to start believing that we also can’t control how we act as a result of how we feel. It suddenly becomes okay to lose control. We allow ourselves to become controlled by our emotions, acting without thought, and taking action simply […]

I Can’t Help It

I Can’t Help It It is quite possible that we can’t help how we feel. We may not be able to avoid feeling apprehensive about exams, physicals, or bills. We may not be able to avoid feeling annoyed when the person in line in front of us pulls out a humungous stack of coupons, but […]

I’m Feeling…

I’m Feeling… Emotions can be a driving force. They can also prove a force to be reckoned with. They’re powerful, sometimes overwhelmingly so. When we wrestle with our emotions, we open ourselves up to accept many deceptions.  The easiest one for us to accept is that our feelings should be repressed. Some other lies we believe […]

We Are Not Responsible

We Are Not Responsible There are two mindsets parents tend to have today when it comes to the manner in which their children behave. What are these two mindsets? Well… I am not responsible for how my child turns out. It is all my fault that my child has turned out the way he or […]

It’s A Man’s World

It’s A Man’s World  Growing up, I remember dreaming of getting married and settling down. Yes, I was one of those girls who never tired of playing house and even developed a natural habit of looking out for those who are younger than I. I use to daydream about marrying a wonderful man, having children, […]

I Don’t Need You

I Don’t Need You Sometimes I feel like my relationship with God looks a lot like the push and pull of a relationship centered on: “I want you, but I do not need you.” It is this awkward bind that keeps you tied to someone yet, that same commitment is one that seems one sided. […]

Sugar Coated Sin: Part I

Sugar Coated Sin: Part I  Though it may entertain us, play with us, sleep with us, and amuse us, its nature never changes. Inevitably, it will always rise up to bite and devour us.” ~Nancy Leigh Demoss on Sin~ James 4:17 King James Version (KJV) 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it […]