I guess it is Fall now. In Southern Louisiana it is hard to tell. Although thinning, it is still green everywhere and the high still frequents 94 degrees. But internally, I am ready. Ready for a change in season. Fall for me represents many … [Read more...] about Reflecting on Your Life, New Seasons, and God’s Plan
There’s a catchy country tune that topped the charts not long ago that sung about people following their arrow wherever it points. It talks about doing whatever you want because you only live once, and to let your feelings guide you. The song won awards and I’m guessing for good … [Read more...] about The ‘Follow Your Arrow’ Fallacy
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