My Morning Meditation/Prayer Time is So Necessary

I understand so clearly this morning that finishing my M.A. in Biblical Counseling should never override these precious moments I set aside for God . . .in the morning. Yes, my course workload is getting rigorous as I come closer and closer to the finish line! I spend countless hours reading and writing each day.Continue reading “My Morning Meditation/Prayer Time is So Necessary”

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”

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)”

Discovering Your Passion: What Moves You? (Part 1)

*revised classic blog series I want you to close your eyes for a moment and imagine that you have millions of dollars in the bank. You’re on a warm, secluded tropical island, considering your future endeavors. What do you see yourself doing? What are you most passionate about pursuing for the rest of your life?Continue reading “Discovering Your Passion: What Moves You? (Part 1)”

The Journey to Emotional Healing

One day I was thumbing through one of my Bibles and praying, “Lord, how do you heal people who suffer from emotional illnesses? Is it the same way in which you heal people with physical illnesses?” The Holy Spirit led me to read about two different women in the Bible.  One was the woman atContinue reading “The Journey to Emotional Healing”

My Spiritual Recovery from Abusive Relationships

I remember visiting a women’s domestic violence support group once. I was single at the time, and I wasn’t in any domestic violence situation. However, I had just gotten out of a relationship with a man who was very verbally abusive. From the very beginning of the relationship, he would always put me down andContinue reading “My Spiritual Recovery from Abusive Relationships”