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The Outcast

The Outcast: Jesus’ Decision

The mental state of not measuring up can be consuming at times. The world we live in reminds us daily that we don’t measure up, can tell us the various ways we don’t measure up, and even remind us that we never really will. Today, it seemed fitting to be reminded that Jesus didn’t measure […]

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Truth in Trials

Keeping Up Appearances

Appearances. It is a topic I am mindful of quite often. Our world endorses masks, and pretending we are fine despite reality. The Pharisees and other religious leaders wore a different kind of mask, but it remained profitless. Their mask made them look very good, but their hearts were “white-washed tombs”. Spiritually dead. How about […]

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Single Living

Young Hannah: My Equivalent

Hannah The childless woman. The broken woman. Society frowned upon her and others like her. Others had a misconceived perception of her. Read 1 Samuel 1:9-16 Though Hannah was married.  This blog post is going to take this a step further: This is where many fall- the singles and childless in our society. The single and childless […]

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Journal

Loneliness and My Space

Loneliness. How can it be soo incredibly loud? When lonely, it can be easy to feel pushed away. It can be easy to feel that way without loneliness or depression’s help. Easy to feel not valued. Others, apparently, all have something far more important to say than I do. My comments. My concerns. My verbalized emotions […]

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The Best Yes

Sweet Words

Today is day 2 of my “Best Yes” study. It has become my intention to write, as I work toward completing this study. Lately, I am somewhere else… in a lot of different places. However hard this is, my heart needs to continue on with this study. Even if, my heart feels torn and elsewhere. […]