Speaking your truth

In my research into hypothyroidism, I came across the Hindu teachings about chakras. To be clear, I don't ascribe to Hinduism but my interest was piqued by their belief that thryoid issues were due in part to not using your voice. Acquiescing to others when you know you shouldn't; staying silent instead of speaking up;... Continue Reading →

Honor

Honor: Noun: high respect; great esteem. adherence to what is right or to a conventional standard of conduct. Verb: regard with great respect fulfill (an obligation) or keep (an agreement) I recently read a Bible devotional that talked about how God honors us.  Initially, it rubbed wrong and I had to stop and ask myself... Continue Reading →

Renewed: Day 39, Keeping an Outward Focus

"Healthy churches have an outward focus. Healthy ministers and church leaders do too.  Inward-looking churches think about their own wants more than the world's needs. Insulated and cut off from what God is doing in the world, they often wind up devouring themselves from within. . . . Keeping an outward focus can help prevent... Continue Reading →

Renewed: Day 38, Hiding

"...sometimes God calls us not as we are but as he has made us to be. .... Hiding is a natural reaction to pain. When we go through tough seasons, we look for places to retreat. ... sometimes we hide in public - going through the motions of what looks normal but never speaking up,... Continue Reading →

Renewed: Day 34, Honoring Others

"There are times when we must honor people who will never honor us back. Like David, we may be tempted to strike out and give as we have been given. We may even be surrounded by our own chorus of friends egging us on. But Christ gives us a higher calling. The people around us... Continue Reading →

Renewed: Day 23, Faithfulness

"Whatever comes, remind me of your faithfulness. If it feels like I'm standing alone, remind me you are with me. If I'm reviled, remind me you were too. If I succeed, remind me the victory is yours. And if I don't, remind me my ultimate victory is found in you. You are faithful. I put... Continue Reading →

Renewed: Day 22, Courage

"Give me the courage to cling tighter when I want to run and press in when I want to push you away. Help me accept that the "why" questions may never get answered. You have told me who you are. Let that be the only answer I need." (Renewed, Leigh Powers, pg. 92) That picture... Continue Reading →

Renewed, Day 19, Moving Forward

I am so glad that I've had these past few weeks of Christmas and all of the busy-ness that goes with the December seasonal activities. I had made it half-way through this day's devotional and just wasn't at the place to be able to process and write about it until now. We had been presented... Continue Reading →

Renewed, Day 18, Choices

Often in difficult times, we feel we are at the mercy of overwhelming circumstances that we have no control over. We can't control other people's hearts and actions. While it can seem as though we are left without any choices over our circumstances, we still have power over our thoughts and actions. We can control... Continue Reading →

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