Unexpected Moments

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Out Of The Box

Box - Out of the Box

Do you categorize people based on differences? I honestly didn’t think I did until it hit me smack dab in the face at a recent convention. It got me thinking: What might happen if we stopped putting people in boxes?...

Will You Let Easter Pass With Just A Glance?

As I approached the week before Easter, I heard myself rationalizing why I could let it pass with little fanfare. I figured I have a strong faith where God is in my heart all year, not just this week. Surely God would understand if I didn’t focus on “Holy Week.” After all, I was already focusing on the work I was doing for him. BUT, I was so wrong to think I could let Easter pass with just a glance....

Are You Judging Others In The Midst Of Mental Illness?

I am no foreigner to judgments heaped on those that live in the midst of mental illness. For the last 11 years, I have been in the trenches with loved ones that have a mental illness. It grieves my heart how judgments flow so readily from others that have no understanding of what it is like to be in the midst of mental illness. In the midst of mental illness, judgments cause more suffering, scars, and hinder recovery for everyone...

Are You Judgmental?

What – me judgmental? No way! I have always had the knack of seeing the value in every person so doesn’t that let me off the hook? Besides, even when I form an opinion of another I usually don’t speak it. Does this sound like you? Join me as we look at how judgmental we are. ...

Is Unconditional Love Even Possible?

I stood outside the door as I often did –  trying to prepare myself for what was to occur. Pondering, “Had I made a mistake, was I wrong to come yet again?” The voices of so many ringing in my ears, “Why do you go, she doesn’t want you?” “Why do you put yourself through such pain?” “Let her long for you.” or  “Tough love is what she needs not unconditional love.” Their words left me wondering, was this too...