Musings about True Intimacy

(Studying the Woman at the Well) If being in one too many relationships makes one a little tarnished, being divorced five times would make the infamous woman at the well just plain rusted. . .I guess. . . .at least from a societal viewpoint. I can imagine that within some psychological theory, it could beContinue reading “Musings about True Intimacy”

Biblical Meditation that Will Change Your Life!

Emotional/Mental Healing Scriptures  All Bible references are from The Amplified Bible.  Is there something in your past or present that is causing problems with your emotions or thoughts? If we’re honest, all of us would admit there are times when we struggle with wrong thoughts and the unhealthy emotions they create. Sometimes this can evenContinue reading “Biblical Meditation that Will Change Your Life!”

Herbal tea and Biblical Meditation time. . .

I had a comforting and enlightening conversation with a Christian counselor the other day. She gently gave me a rebuke for being impatient with someone I loved. It helped me to see the value in having other Believers in my circle. They help me renew my mind when my thoughts are exasperated by what’s goingContinue reading “Herbal tea and Biblical Meditation time. . .”

Gaining a New Perspective on Spiritual Self-care

“ For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.” Jeremiah 29:11, AMPC After a tiring move across five states, a social media hiatus, and an intense home organization period. . .I am finally settling into aContinue reading “Gaining a New Perspective on Spiritual Self-care”

Discovering Rest on a Deeper Level

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30, NIV WhenContinue reading “Discovering Rest on a Deeper Level”

How I Cultivate a Deeper Relationship with God

Original Intimacy (Part 2) For many years, I’ve simply viewed intimacy as merely a close friend. It’s a familiarity in which a person knows your secrets. He knows where you were born or maybe how you were born. . . the particular hospital, possible complications and so forth. He knows your weird idiosyncrasies and thoseContinue reading “How I Cultivate a Deeper Relationship with God”

Original Intimacy (Part 1)

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary online, the word “intimate” means marked by a warm friendship developed through long association.  I was researching the word intimate to discover a deeper meaning. The synonyms alone gave hope to my quest as I read them. . .“close,” “familiar,” “personal” . . .I began to think of how I’veContinue reading “Original Intimacy (Part 1)”

Discovering Your Passion: What Moves You? (Part 3)

*revised classic blog series Another key to discovering your passion is to pay attention to those things that ignite your zeal. What gets you going? Watch for clues. A story on the news may spark your attention, a sermon at church may stir you up to do something, even a conversation with a friend mayContinue reading “Discovering Your Passion: What Moves You? (Part 3)”

Discovering Your Passion: What Moves You? (Part 2)

*revised classic blog series Even if you discover what you are truly passionate about, you will not know how to direct it (according to His plan for you) if you do not get God involved in your plans. Proverbs 16:3 in the Amplified Bible says, “Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust themContinue reading “Discovering Your Passion: What Moves You? (Part 2)”