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 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”

How Do I Fill a God-Sized Void?

 “The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning” (Psalm 25:14, AMP). We were designed for sweet, satisfying companionship with the Lord. However, distractions can pull us away from the Lord,Continue reading “How Do I Fill a God-Sized Void?”

Remembering Our First Love

Many times we allow a number of things to distract us from our personal relationship with Jesus. For instance, we can begin to give attention to the thousands of cares and concerns going on in the world. We are often inundated with all the world’s cares through the news, media, and social media. As aContinue reading “Remembering Our First Love”

Achieving Emotional Wholeness

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised”(Luke 4:18). The truth is, we allContinue reading “Achieving Emotional Wholeness”

How Do I Love the Person in the Mirror?

“You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! You workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of theContinue reading “How Do I Love the Person in the Mirror?”

The Therapeutic Effects of Self Care

Grab a Journal One way that has helped me to take control of my thoughts and emotions is through writing in journal on a regular basis. I spend a lot of time just spilling my soul out on paper. When you write your thoughts on paper, you are able to decipher and organize them. That’sContinue reading “The Therapeutic Effects of Self Care”