When Distraction is the Death of Your Dreams

Everyone has pet peeves.  One of my biggest nuisances is for people who have “pipe dreams,” particularly, those who do not realize that their dreams and goals aren’t going anywhere due to their lack of discipline.  When I come across these individuals who so confidently and eagerly share their plans with me, I smile and nod. […]

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What to do While Waiting on God During Your Storm

Recently, I posted a prayer about my desperation for a breakthrough in something I was dealing with. (Just for context, I realized that if I’m going to overcome trials, I must write during my most vulnerable emotions.) Keeping with the spirit of vulnerability, I should also admit that after I prayed that prayer, I was […]

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Prayer: Standing Still in the Storm

Dear God, Can I be honest with You? This faith stuff is for the birds.  We throw around that word as if it is so incredibly easy, but You and I both know that it’s not.  Faith requires us to lose ourselves in You and give up what makes sense. Lord, I’m suffering in this […]

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Why Seek Inner Peace?

We are living in a war zone within ourselves. We are battling the person we really are with the person we want others to see.  Our culture says that if we don’t like who we are, we have permission to be the person we want to be.  Many times, though, we realize that it takes far […]

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How I Saw the Value in My Life Experience

Last month, I was asked to attend a seminar at Duke University.  I thought this was a great opportunity for me to gain perspective from individuals who regularly study theology and divinity, topics by which I am so intrigued.  While learning about God was my primary focus, it turned out that learning about myself was […]

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Getting Through Your Frustrations

I recently traveled to the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee just to get a way – to get away from all the things that were keeping me down emotionally.  (Believe me when I say the weight was getting a little heavy.) I suppose I thought that if I climbed higher to seek God, I would […]

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The Crippling Effect of How-To Articles

Do you ever notice the vast amount of “how-to” articles online? It’s incredible!  When I want to search for a new skill, I am confident that I can quickly and easily type my dilemma in a search engine, and it will produce several sites that imply the answer is as simple as a short list. […]

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