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 […]

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Part III

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Part III Looking into the falsehoods we tend t gto convince ourselves are true, I uncovered some unpleasantness this week in the going over of two more of Satan’s ploys. If there were ever lies that could be pride damaging when confronted with the truth, these two are the ones […]

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Part II

 The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Part II At our low points, when we find ourselves challenged, especially in our walks of faith we start to believe a number of falsehoods. When we succumb to doubt and fear, we begin to take our first steps towards sin. I’m Not Worth Anything The value we place upon […]

The Lies We Tell Ourselves (Part I)

The Lies We Tell Ourselves (Part I)  What we believe about God affects what we believe about everything else. For if we do not see God as He truly is, we not only will have a distorted perception of Him, we also will have a warped perception of ourselves as His creations. Seeing God as […]