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 […]

Pesky Emotions

Pesky Emotions As people, we feel. We laugh, we cry. We know disappointment, heartache, as well as joy. This week has proven to be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for the Burreson family. Between struggling with the complexity of my own emotions, juggling work and home, advocating for our oldest son, and dealing with […]

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Part IV

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Part IV The last two lies examined by Nancy Leigh Demoss this week have much to do with image. Physical Beauty Matters More Than Inner Beauty I Should Not Have To Live With Unfulfilled Longings Physical Beauty Is Matters More Than Inner Beauty It is ingrained in us that how […]

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 […]

Misconceptions About The Man Upstairs (Part II)

Misconceptions About The Man Upstairs (Part II)  Some more of  Satan’s cruelest lies are that God does not love us and that He is just like our fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, friends, maybe even lovers. Have you ever been so consumed by a failed relationship or the distance between you and someone that that loneliness […]