One thing I have learned over the years working in mental health and in social work is that self-care is hard. It is hard to be kind to yourself, and yet so easy to tell others that they need to do this. Maybe it’s just me. I typically start the new year with this intention
In a couple of hours we will be getting on our flights heading back to California. It seems almost surreal that our time here is ending and we are entering back into our normal lives. When we crossed from Congo into Rwanda we saw such a stark difference. In Rwanda the power was consistent and
Recently I was listening to a book, and they were talking about Esther and my mind went to the verse Esther 4:14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you
Recently I was reading a book and I read a quote that struck me. “You could memorize the entire Bible and be able to discuss minute issues of biblical scholarship and yet fail to experience the truths found in its pages” (Seven Realities for Experiencing God: How to Know and Do the Will of God).
This week, I have been re-reading a book as I co-facilitate a Spiritual Leadership group at my church, and of course one of the things that sticks out for me is from day 1 of the reading. Since I do not have my notes with me from the first time, I don’t know if I
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Provers 18:21 We grew up saying the little saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” You know as little children on the playground we were taught that when another child
Does anyone remember the old Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer movie, you know the one when he goes to the island of misfit toys. There was quite the group of toys on the island right? You know a bird that swims, a cowboy who rides an ostrich, a train with square wheels on his caboose,
Those who know me know that I am a big fan of audiobooks. Recently I have been listening to Chase the Lion and it has been dropping some more good stuff. I know that many of my blog posts lately have had a similar theme, possibly because this is the area where I am learning
Being known can be a difficult and sometimes scary process. Read todays blog to see a glimpse into my journey.
A couple days ago I was doing my morning reading out of my daily read Bible that my church is going through and there was a story that struck me. I am going to do a brief recap but the story is found in 2 Samuel 7. David says to the prophet Nathan, I have