Tag: truth

why you may not see your adoptive family friends this Easter

Another holiday is upon us, and though this is the ONE day of the year our family values and celebrates more than others because of the sheer impact it makes on our Jesus-loving hearts, it’s still a holiday.  And we still struggle a bit.  You may not see much of your adoptive or fostering family …

ocean deep

If you fly over the ocean in a jet plane, it looks serene.  At some point during my childhood I realized that crash-landing in the ocean wasn’t any better than crash-landing on dirt; the ocean isn’t as forgiving as it appears to be from a mile above the surface. If you float in the ocean, …

fruit of the Spirit {one singular sensation}

I may or may not have had an “aha!” moment recently having to do with the fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Did you catch what I failed to catch for so …

a rebuilding. a restoring. a renewing.

I just deleted 4 drafts.  Things I had written, but never finished. Things I felt deeply, but couldn’t seem to communicate adequately.  Sometimes, drafts need to be deleted, and today was a draft-deleting kind of day. Done. Oh, you want to know why?  (or maybe you don’t… too bad… you’re still getting it) Because yesterday …

for a “friend” (and maybe a little for me, too)

The number of times this phrase has slipped through my lips. “I’m not judging, I’m just sayin’…” Followed by my pronouncement of the wrongness of an action or a person. Too many times to count. I recently talked to a “friend” who was really struggling with an issue.  It involved another person, a fellow believer, …