When the Healing Takes Time

God can heal in an instant or the healing takes place over a period of time. Jesus had the power to miraculously heal. However, in this passage, he chose to heal this blind man in stages. He showed us, healing may take time. I've been dealing with anxiety most of my life. I wanted to … Continue reading When the Healing Takes Time

Self-Discovery in Quarantine

My faith was shaken today. I cursed at God. I told Him, I don’t want to believe in Him anymore. More unpleasant words flew out of my mouth, and tears streamed down my cheeks.   Yesterday, my husband and I got into an argument on our walk with the dog. I saw huge amounts of dog … Continue reading Self-Discovery in Quarantine

It is Never a Good Time to Worry

I read a devotional this morning on the Bible app, You Version. The study is entitled, “How to Stop Worrying.” The devotion defined worry as to torment oneself with cares and anxieties. As I read that definition, it felt like a 2x4 to the face. Everyone has thoughts on the things that most concern them. … Continue reading It is Never a Good Time to Worry

Exhausted Temporarily

I have a terrible habit of comparing my beginning to other's years-long journeys.  The social media posts out there drip with humble brags and accomplishments.  In my early twenties, many of my peers had finished college and entered the workforce, I was right in the middle of enduring trauma.  My confidence and motivation were squashed … Continue reading Exhausted Temporarily

Uncover Your Faith

Today, I saw a feature on a television program about Reverend Dr. Lakeesha Walrond.  She became the first woman president of the New York Theological Seminary.  The feature story contained her recollection of when she heard her calling in the church, her plans for her presidency and how she endured sexual molestation at the age … Continue reading Uncover Your Faith

Making Waves

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalms 147:3 Certain situations rile me up with anxiety. A visit to the dentist guarantees an anxiety attack. It would upset me that I couldn’t go to the dentist without an issue. The shame was real. I would ask myself, “why couldn’t I get past this?” … Continue reading Making Waves

We Need to Stop Believing the Lies of the Enemy

I wrote the post below for #lionslightinternational This is Colette, here. I run the social media for #lionslightinternational Honestly, I feel like absolute crap. The issue is I allowed myself to believe the lies of the enemy. I believed I am worthless, un-lovable, and non-existent to others. The enemy loves to distract us from remembering … Continue reading We Need to Stop Believing the Lies of the Enemy

Not Sure How That Worked, But It Did

“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”  Matthew 19:26 There is a fantastic skill which I possess (insert sarcasm).  When I plan, it is for every possible scenario. I can think of every disaster that could happen from a “1” to a “10”.  It … Continue reading Not Sure How That Worked, But It Did

It’s Not About Me

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than ourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests, but also to the interests of others.”  Philippians 2:3-4   Our relationship with Jesus is a personal one.  Jesus pursues us deeply.  He … Continue reading It’s Not About Me

I’m Terrible at Perseverance

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him.”  James 1:12   The dictionary defines "perseverance" as “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.”  And I am terrible … Continue reading I’m Terrible at Perseverance