As I minister to people or as I share their stories in my role as a journalist, I’ve come to recognize people seldom see themselves as they truly are. I may or may not know you, but I may know a few things about you that perhaps you don’t know about yourself.
- First, you are more loved than you can comprehend. (more…)
Honor your father and your mother (which is the first commandment with a promise) so that it may be well with you, and that you may have long life on the earth.—Ephesians 6:2-3
This Father’s Day is my first without my father in this world. As I’ve shared before, ours was a complicated relationship, largely because of people who kept us apart (more…)
Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.—Isaiah 41:10
Most of us would run from someone who admitted having voices in her head. But in reality, most of us do, just not to the kind that tell us (more…)
It’s the holiday season, which means tables filled with turkey, stuffing, ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberries and pumpkin pie. Oh, and let’s not forget heaping sides of criticism, cattiness and unresolved conflict. Hail, hail; the dysfunctional gang’s all here!
I know what it is to be haunted by the Ghost of Holidays Past. I’ve washed down my Thanksgiving turkey with salty (more…)
“I love you because you make me feel complete.”
“And I love you because you make me feel like the most special person in the world.”
Oh, ain’t love grand?
Trouble is, what most people think of as love isn’t really love at all. It’s selfish because it’s self-gratifying and self-glorifying and, therefore, self-centered. Contrast that with God’s concept of love, which involved giving (more…)