Tag Archives | Heal from the past

The path to healing has its struggle

God has nothing worth having that is easy.

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The Skinny on France

It seems like a lifetime ago that we flew to France as a family to explore our calling and see if that’s where God would have us serve. This picture was taken at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam. The kids did really well when we traveled, though they were all very tired. They were 10, 7, […]

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Will you choose healing or regret?

I’ve been thinking a lot about healing lately, particularly since I’ll be teaching about it the next six weeks at church. I’m living proof of two things: That God can utterly transform a life. That you have to want to be transformed. Jesus asked the paralytic, “Do you want to get well?” Notice that the […]

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Easily Startled

Easily Startled

I startle easily. Everyone in my family knows this. On some level, I knew this was because of the sexual abuse I experienced as a child, but today I’m connecting the dots further. One of the most sacred parts of me, my sexuality, was stolen. And when it was stolen, it startled me. Took me […]

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Perception versus Reality

I perceive myself to be a wimp. The reality, if I’m honest, is that I’m not. I may not be Susie the Workout Queen by any stretch, but I can run a few miles, do a few girl pushups, and survive an hour-long boot camp (barely). Recently a triathlete wrote that I wasn’t a novice […]

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Post 1567: From Failure to Today

Post 1567: From Failure to Today

It’s hard to believe I’ve posted 1566 times since relevantblog launched in October of 2004 from France. Here’s my first post. Some of you have asked about France, wondering why I don’t write much about our time there. I did chronicle our adventures here in this space, but I didn’t share everything. Why? It was […]

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What is life? Lord, hear my prayer

It’s been one of those busy times where I can’t seem to catch my breath. Where I’m more irritated than engaged. When I’m seeing the blue sky outside, but not reveling in it. What is life? A series of irrational to-do lists that seem to multiply like dust bunnies? Or real bunnies? Is it accomplishment? […]

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What if all we had was Skin Deep?

I flipped through channels the other day, landing on this inane show about who looked good in swimsuits and who did not. They profiled an older lady who wore a bikini. When they showed a shot of her backside, the trendy hosts went OFF on her. Words like, “She better hide all that flubber.” or […]

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Drink from the Well

Tonight I bring a message about drinking deeply from the well of Jesus. Please pray that my own heart would be satisfied in Him. Pray I’d hear His voice as I finish preparations. Pray I wouldn’t be too tired, too distracted, too anything. Pray for the writers a Write to Publish that they would be […]

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Doing something, but can’t tell you yet

Today I’m doing something I’ve never really done before. I’m looking forward to the day, but would appreciate your prayers. Sorry to be clandestine, but that’s all I can say. Hopefully I’ll spill the beans soon.

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