A few years ago, I facilitated a support group for a local organization for family members and loved ones who were supporting someone who had been diagnosed with a mental health challenge. We met weekly and to be honest, I gained as much from the group members as I believe I imparted. We laughed, encouraged one another, cried together, shared successes no matter how trivial they may have seemed to someone else, rejoiced over major hurdles; it was the most meaningful part of m
We have perfection overload. We expect so much from ourselves and living in this microwave culture, we seem to think that we should be able to take a pill and get instant results. We want it now; actually we wanted it yesterday. Change is a process and most processes take time.
God considers us His greatest work of art; that means that we are His masterpieces. And yet we are continually a work in progress. An oxymoron if ever there was one, yet in the great scheme of things
One of the things I really love about my Jesus is that He was so quick to forgive those who had done Him wrong. He didn't talk dirt about them or call them names; He quickly forgave them and that would bring them to repentance. Consider Judas Iscariot. Jesus knew who betrayed Him and sold Him out for ten pieces of silver; but He didn't call him out in front of the other disciples. His handling of the matter publicly led to a personal conviction for his betrayer. Judas tried