Managing Difficult People

I do not like experiencing tension between myself and others. In the past, I exhausted myself to make everyone else happy around me instead of protecting myself from the drama. As much as I desire peace and harmony between myself and others, there are times where it won't happen. I can promise peace for myself … Continue reading Managing Difficult People

Focus on What Matters

"Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you." Proverbs 4:25 Our minds conjure up some strange thoughts sometimes. These thoughts can become beliefs and take control of our lives. It is best to take a few moments and reevaluate what matters. A couple of months ago, I was in a … Continue reading Focus on What Matters

I’m Just Not Feeling It and That’s Okay

I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.  He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. -Psalm 40:1-3   … Continue reading I’m Just Not Feeling It and That’s Okay

How to Manage Anxious Thoughts

“We destroy thoughts and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 What do you do with your thoughts in times of uncertainty? Are they helpful or harmful? Unfortunately, my thoughts have been unhealthy. Those anxious thoughts affect me mentally and physically. I … Continue reading How to Manage Anxious Thoughts

Know Your Value

“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.  How precious are your thoughts, oh God! How vast is the sum of them.” Psalm 139:16-17 There is so much pressure in the world today to be successful; it overwhelms us. … Continue reading Know Your Value

No More Self-Inflicted Suffering

“...fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous hand.” Isaiah 41:10 The disciples and apostles in The Bible suffered greatly for sharing the gospel of Christ. Job suffered immensely. The Bible tells us, … Continue reading No More Self-Inflicted Suffering

Step by Step

“Do not be terrified by them for the Lord your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God. The Lord, your God, will drive out those nations before you, little by little. You will not be allowed to eliminate them all at once, or the wild animals will multiply around you. But … Continue reading Step by Step

Against the Flow

“For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything else we see and a pride in our achievements and possessions.  These are not from the Father, but are from this world.” 1 John 2:16 My cravings lately haven’t been for more, it has been for less.  The world is going … Continue reading Against the Flow

You Just Never Know

“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgement.” John 7:24 Everyday, we are in contact with the public. Sometimes we have pleasant interactions. Other times we do not (especially when we drive). In the times the interaction is unpleasant you just wonder, “Geez, what is wrong with them?” In my neighborhood, I have … Continue reading You Just Never Know

Scenery Change

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you.  I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26   This world is full of people who need a change of heart, especially those in a culture of racism.  It seems impossible … Continue reading Scenery Change