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Sabotage to Redemption emotional healing emotional trauma faith healing inner healing self-awareness

For years now, I’ve noticed a pattern. I have this self-sabotage thing going on. Whenever I make a plan to get healthy, to get in shape, or do something that will improve my health and livelihood. Something always happens. Some kind of physical symptom… years ago when I was running,...

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Let’s Talk Imago emotional healing emotional trauma healing inner healing self-awareness

“Imago Theory” is about attraction, about chemistry. It’s a theory about why we’re attracted to one person and not another. It was developed and popularized by Harville Hendrix in his book, “Keeping The Love You Find.” The theory asserts that we all form...

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Contribution self-awareness

Watching Outlander recently. I’m struck by the drudgery and manual labor that were a normal day-in-the-life even as near as 100 years ago. Up until very recently the world had never significantly changed. People worked the land and home from sun up to sun down to keep basic necessities...

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Do You Want to be Healed? emotional healing emotional trauma faith gospel healing inner healing self-awareness

Do you want to be healed? Could you be your own block to freedom?

Jesus asked, “Do you want to be well?” in John 5. Why, because even when it comes to healing God is not going to override our free will.  We need to be on board.

The question is… Do you want to change? Do...

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How To Pray faith self-awareness

“How do I pray?” is the wrong question.

In the movie Gravity, there is a touching scene where Sandra Bullock’s character, facing certain death, explains in tears that she never prayed in her life because no one ever taught her how. It’s heart-wrenching, but it's...

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People Who Push Your Buttons emotional healing emotional trauma inner healing self-awareness

Your “buttons” have nothing to do with other people. They are yours and you’re responsible for them.

So the first thing to do when someone pushes your “buttons” is to stop and ask yourself, “What just happened here? What trigger just went off in me?”...

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Kids with Freckles about us emotional healing inner healing self-awareness

When I picked Isaac up from preschool, I asked him about his day and his friends. He told me about the kids in his class and told me that a boy in his class named Daniel was mean. I had met and talked with Daniel’s mom and they seemed like a good family. I suggested maybe if we had Daniel...

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What Causes Bitterness To Grow? emotional healing faith inner healing self-awareness

Over the years, I’ve discovered a little more about bitterness and myself. I live my life in a constant state of checking for planks. When I notice a speck in my brother’s life I always wonder where I might be missing a plank. I’m a huge advocate on self-reflection. I often ask...

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Listen and Learn faith self-awareness

We can learn from others, we can learn from their success and failure. There is so much to learn and experience, it’s great to have people in our lives that can share their wisdom and understanding. I’m thankful for these influences daily.

When it comes to deciding if something is...

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Be Love faith self-awareness

The aggressive underdog refuses to celebrate Christmas because it’s a “pagan holiday.” He scorns the Easter bunny and any church body that would stoop to hunting eggs. He assumes that if it’s got a heavy backbeat it’s probably trashy and cries, “Show me...

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