We all have been created to hear and connect with God in our own unique way. It is so beautiful for Christians to know that the Lord still speaks to us today. We just have to listen and learn how to tap into the divine channel.
Sometimes those we love are more of an illusion than a reality. We may identify them with who we want or need them to be. However, they are not always going to be those things.
In all that time of longing to be just like those gorgeous Disney princesses, never did I once think, “I should really stop eating those Twinkies and get a three inch waist.” Never. Not once.
Driving home from yet another mediocre date, a familiar disappointment hits me highlighting the depth of my unfulfilled longing for a husband, a partner for life. After fifteen years of dating, I find myself asking God, “When is it my turn?!
The fasting of my favorite vices symbolized dying to myself in order to experience newness on Easter Day in the same way that Jesus died on the cross and rose again in order to give us new life in Him.
There is a major confusion among christians on the difference between loving your neighbor and enabling them. We chide ourselves for being selfish when we feel annoyed at the friend calling us to help yet again, we believe that we should be self-sacrificing with our time and say yes to everything and everyone who needs us.
Some may question why I let myself venture so far away from my beliefs and place myself in such a difficult predicament? Truth is I was searching for love in all the wrong places.
Within one week of marriage he was going out to concerts with women that I didn’t know and drinking himself so silly that I wouldn’t hear from him for almost a 24 hour time period.
I felt tired that night. Tired, but excited for what was to come. You see, I love to dance, and I travelled 30 miles all the way to a little country line-dancing joint just to feel the music and the dance floor, and to get some much-needed boot stomping out of my system.
Many self-help books lend to the idea that humans are an empty or leaky cup that gets filled up once our needs are met by others.