Browsing Category : love

On Shame, Grace and Love

Ryan Lochte caught in a lie. Gabby Douglas called out for not being “patriotic enough.” Matt Damon slammed for having hair extensions for a “man bun.” Kurt Metzger is called out for his misogynistic rants on Facebook about rape culture. On and on and on it goes on Twitter and the media, and people are eating this stuff up left…

On Discipline

I’m learning this week that to correctly administer discipline to our children, we mustn’t demand obedience…nor respect. We mustn’t demand anything of our children – demands only breed rebellion. No, disciplining is not bred through demanding…it’s bred through serving our children in love.

That love…is Christ.

Running Out of Reasons

“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!” – 1 Cor 9:24 (NLT)

This morning as I woke to see my husband’s face, I found myself staring at him and thinking to myself, “I really love this man…and I wish he could stay home today.” Upon sharing this with him, his groggy face retorted, “I wish I could, too.” I then found myself having a song run through my head that I heard for the first time ever in Spanish last night when I took him and our son out to eat…this one:

What Narcissism Is…And Isn’t.

Mirrors by Lori JacksonReflections can be tricky things, especially concerning the adult child of a narcissistic upbringing. They can:

…pose as absolute threats to the inner child seeking to hide away from the pain that persists far into adulthood.

…help us hide from the deeply woven emotional pains of the heart that need to be healed; spawning the continuance of narcissism in generational bondage…

…or they can be cathartic tools to help us break the prison cells that we put around us; heralding health and healing.

The wild, crazy thing about narcissism though is that it usually becomes the center of much jesting in society; and friends, this is hurtful, not helpful.

Narcissism at it’s core is simply,

Father’s Love Letter

Today, I have very few words to share – for this video sums it all up. I hope you are all encouraged by it – just as I have been now for the past many years since I discovered this.

Love: Trust It, Don’t Feel It

Bleeding Heart by Brian Cole at Creation Swap

Bleeding Heart by Brian Cole at Creation Swap

Friday, I talked about utilizing God as a coating for our platforms, instead of Him being our platform. This maneuver in life can be a very easy thing to overlook, too – for it so easily says in scripture over and over and over again that God is love, and in turn we are to love.

The problem we all fall prone to, at any given point our lives, is this concerning love…

we are prone to trust our feelings of love rather than simply trust His love.