Tag: freedom

For the Weary and Wounded, There is Always Room in the House Called Mercy

His eyes were piercing. As we sat down, he began to tell me his story —of growing up in a small town in east Texas, of doing meth, dealing meth, of living life in the darkness of racism that hung as a heavy shadow over his Aryan community.

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Because The Striver In All Of Us Needs A Place To Rest

My parents should have named me Martha. I’m totally a Martha. I’ve never met a project I shied away from. Always felt at home with my head down, my focus narrowed to accomplish a goal, complete a task. That’s always been my specialty.

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Why Unlocking the Past Can Hold the Key To Our Healing


We all have a past. No matter who we are, no matter where we were raised, we each have a story, a history that has been etched into the seams and shadows of our hearts.


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When We’re Tired of Living a Counterfeit Life

Have you ever bought a counterfeit? Have you wandered the streets of Manhattan and found a bottle of your favorite perfume or a beautiful designer bag for $20?

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Three Ways You Can Stop Striving and Become Truly Fulfilled

The pursuit of happiness. It drives us. It compels us. Sometimes it even tortures us. We all long to be happy, satisfied, fulfilled. Continue reading

Why There Is Hope For Those Struggling With Eating and Body Image Issues

What a blessing it is when you meet someone whose heart beats like yours!

This was my experience getting to know my friend Constance Rhodes, Founder and CEO of FINDINGbalance, a leading non-profit resource for DAILY help with eating and body image issues. Constance is a passionate follower of Christ, a leader, speaker, author and advocate for those struggling with eating disorders. If I had to sum her up in one phrase, I would describe her as a small stick of dynamite that packs a powerful punch. She is tenaciously focused on helping those who, like her, have battled an eating-related issue. Continue reading

Four Ways To Release Perfection and Embrace a Life of Peace


Perfect. Such a nice word. If only everything could be perfect, life would be much neater, cleaner somehow.


The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines the word “perfect” as, Being entirely without fault or defect. Flawless. Satisfying all requirements. Being completely correct or accurate.


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When You’re Trapped and Hurting and Can’t Find Your Way Out

 So strange, I wondered.


As I was walking out the back door, heading to church, I looked down to see what appeared to be a thousand tiny spatters of red embedded along the bottom half of my garage wall. Continue reading

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