As I drove to work this morning, the radio was playing in the background, as it does every morning. Most mornings I sing along, but this morning my mind was somewhere else. (Probably on the traffic!) However, as I passively listened, I heard some lyrics about broken chains. I can’t tell you for sure the song, but the voice of the Lord whispered clearly…Why do … Continue reading Broken Chains
One year. My blog has been up for one year today. It’s been an interesting journey so far….putting feet and wings to the dream of a little girl who wanted to write. It’s not a hugely popular blog. People aren’t flocking to it daily. But it has been immensely helpful for me to put aside some fear and boldly put out there words that reflect … Continue reading Unashamed
How do you feel when someone thinks they know you? Someone who really doesn’t spend any time with you? Someone who has had little, if any, conversation with you? They are simply going on what they’ve heard about you—good or bad—and have formed an opinion… Maybe they’ve even gone so far as to decide who you should be—without regard to who you really are. … Continue reading Oh to be known!
Sometimes I see things in myself which prompt me to reflect a little deeper than usual. And sometimes those reflections bring me to a truth that seems a bit harsh. But Jesus never sugar coated His words. And His words are truth. We are the ones who like to sugar coat everything. We have an insatiable desire for sweet, pleasing, easy. We sugar coat things … Continue reading The Truth about Truth
For the past few years, I’ve jumped on the bandwagon of this One Word movement. Instead of making resolutions that, let’s be honest, don’t usually make it to the end of January, the One Word concept is to pick one word to focus on over the new year. As you focus on that word, you gain a better, deeper understanding of it and its application … Continue reading This year…Truth
I’ve not posted anything recently. I’d call it writer’s block, but the truth is it’s more like rebellion. I don’t want to put into words what’s swarming around in my head. I wasn’t planning on this being my ‘Happy New Year’ post…those messages are usually all warm and fuzzy. This, probably not so much. But, it’s what’s on my heart and try as I might, it’s … Continue reading Let’s….
Why is that we believe ugly lies about ourselves rather than the beautiful truths? I cringe when I hear some of the support groups start with “Hi, I’m Teri, and I’m a ______” It’s not about WHAT I am….but WHO I am…. Don’t let your issues (past or present) define you! “I am divorced.” Ok, not a lie…but it’s not my identity. I’ve been through … Continue reading Don’t believe the lies!
An Independent Woman. Something to aspire to? We sing songs about it, wear the badge proudly, teach our daughters…. Independent. Where exactly, in the Word, is this concept? (Hint….it’s not!) In the world, yes. In the Word, no. It’s not in His plan. It’s a lie. A lie we have bought in to hook, line and sinker. We are told and taught we should not … Continue reading I.N.D.E.P.E.N.D.E.N.T.
It’s one of those quotes shared all around social media sites. Don’t judge my story by the chapter you walked in on. We all have a story. Our own unique journey through this thing called life. Throughout that journey, there are seasons. We go through ups and downs. Tragedies and triumphs. We tend to look at someone in the season they are in right now, … Continue reading What chapter are you in?
The role of victim can be easy to play. Often justified, people give grace to victims. Grace is nice to receive, especially after you’ve come away from something, someone, some traumatic event, some something that made you a victim… But we can’t be both a victim and victorious at the same time. We must choose to, at some point, put down the cloak of victim … Continue reading Victim or Victor?