Emotions & God

There are days, life throws giant emotional boulders in our way that take the form of financial stress, lack of sleep, workplace drama, relational issues, etc. No matter the shape – they’re hard, sometimes scary, nasty looking – painful boulders that strike emotion, emotions that we may or may not successfully manage.... I recently had … Continue reading Emotions & God

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A forced pause, and time to ponder

Reading: Luke 2:1-21  Luke 2:19 tells us, “Mary pondered these things in her heart.”  The amplified version of the Bible tells us: “But Mary treasured all these things, giving careful thought to them and pondering them in her heart.”  To ponder means to weight in the mind, to think on…to reflect. John 1:14 , “and … Continue reading A forced pause, and time to ponder

What to do when you don’t want God’s plan.

Self-Love is it instinct, or is it learned? What image comes to mind when you think of self-love? The importance of loving yourself is magnified by popular culture in its emphasis that we must learn to do it. 1)      Thinking on that emphasis - how would you define self-love? 2)      What are your thoughts when … Continue reading What to do when you don’t want God’s plan.