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 […]

It Has To Be True, I Feel It…

It Has To Be True, I Feel It… We’ve heard it in movies, perhaps even read it in books. That affirmation of belief in something, and why? Because of a feeling in their gut. At the same time, we’ve also seen this: You can’t cry, only the weak cry. It’s not good to be angry, […]

My Baby Is A Christian

My Baby Is A Christian The one thing a Christian parent is going to want for his or her son or daughter is that blessed assurance of salvation. As a mother of two young boys, this is a thought that has robbed me of sleep. Am I raising them up right? Is going to church […]

It’s Just A Phase

It’s Just A Phase  As human beings, there is one truth that we all need to accept.  We’re All Rebels! When I was a teenager, I admit, I wasn’t your party goer. I didn’t stay out late, but that doesn’t mean I never rebelled. I argued with my parents. I talked back.  Today, I can […]

Raisin’ Em’ Right

Raisin’ Em’ Right Something a number of mothers and fathers worry about, and often ask themselves is: Am I raisin’ em’ right? When we ground them for lying, or send them to their rooms for talking back to earn their anger the first question we ask: Am I raisin’ em’ right? When we show disappointment […]

All In The Numbers

All In The Numbers Seven years ago, I worked in a church nursery.  It seemed like the perfect fit as I had just stopped nursing my oldest, and I enjoyed working with children. Imagine my surprise when my husband and I found out we were expecting our second child! Of course, in our enthusiasm, we […]