Tag: Spiritual growth

Turning the Corner on 2019: Surrendering 2020

Surrender. It’s a word that sounds defeated. Discouraged. Beaten. Surrender: verb (used without object) “to give oneself up, as into the power of another; submit or yield.”  [dictionary.com] While the word may seem to carry a negative connotation, in the Christian life is a cumulative word that describes what happens when a person, 1.) recognizes…

When Your Faith Needs a New Perspective

I don’t like the spotlight. I have always been a wallflower and would rather be in the background than center-stage.  Being a pastor’s wife doesn’t always accommodate my insecurities, so learning to accept being uncomfortable has been a journey that started long ago… I can still remember squirming in my seat as a young girl…

Do The Next Thing

The words jumped out at me from the page. “Do the next thing.” As simple as this phrase might seem, some days life can stop us in our tracks.  Whether we are struggling physically–or emotionally hanging on by a thread, our minds can be overcome by a sense of futility. “I’ll never (be/do/accomplish that)… so…

The Wise Friend

There is nothing worse than a dull knife.  Okay, maybe there are things a lot worse than that, but if you are peeling 10 lbs. of potatoes, you sure do want to start by sharpening your best knife.  Despite your best attempt, no amount of scrubbing or cleaning can get those knives razor-sharp; it takes…