We all have our own ways of protecting ourselves. If you’ve been hurt or fear being hurt, then obviously we find ways to avoid dealing with pain again in the future. These ways of thinking or emotional self protective habits and behaviors were likely developed during a season … [Read more...] about Avoiding Pain Denies Your Joy
Rejection Hurts. There is no simpler way to put it. We all at some point in our lives faced a form of rejection to various degrees and causing pain and hurt in our lives. It especially hurts when it comes from people or things that we have invested so much time, energy, and … [Read more...] about How Do You Deal With Rejection?
Contrasts I carefully place the clean wet brush, outlining the outer petals of the dandelion with a clear wash. Choosing a bright turquoise blue, I apply dots of pigment to this clear outline and color bursts forth creating a beautiful striking contrast. I overuse … [Read more...] about The Contrast of Life
I’d like to think that I’m a giant of faith, but the worrier in me knows better. The word ‘doubt’ isn’t supposed to enter a mature Christian’s mind, but it can, and it will, which may shake the foundation of a believer. Maybe the concept of doubt doesn’t seem like much of an … [Read more...] about When Doubt Creeps Into Your Faith
This past weekend I went to my 10-year high school reunion. It was fun to catch up and see people I haven’t talked to in years and get a glimpse of what they are doing and where they are in life. When we got to the reunion, we were given letters/questionnaires that we filled out … [Read more...] about The Secret to Being Content
I don’t know about you, but I’m noticing people seem a lot angrier these days than in years past. Maybe it was the mess of 2020, or lingering frustration over Covid, the economy, or political division. Whatever the source, it seems that the temperature of our society is running … [Read more...] about Anger Management 101