Embracing Joy

Embracing Joy

“If only I could get close to the Rabbi, but I am a rejected outcast who no one wants to be near.” These were probably some of the thoughts of the woman with no name in Mark 5:25-34. By now she was most likely anemic and exhausted after suffering a debilitating...
When Something Sweet Turns Sour

When Something Sweet Turns Sour

Chocolate…yum. I love everything about it. The mouth-watering flavor, smooth creamy touch and delightful scent is pleasing to my senses. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that my favorite expresso drink is mocha. In fact, 4:00 mocha time is my favorite little...
What Steals Your Joy?

What Steals Your Joy?

Think for a minute and honestly answer this question. “What steals your joy?” Does your answer include one of the following: marriage problems, painful relationships, disobedient children, health concerns or financial struggles? Although the responses are unique to...
Where Can I Find Joy?

Where Can I Find Joy?

After traveling a long and winding road to Gisenyi, which is a small Rwandan town on the Congo border, my husband and I were stunned to see pastors and their wives singing and dancing with joy upon our arrival. It had only been a few years since the horrifying tribal...
6 “Big Little Lies” We Believe

6 “Big Little Lies” We Believe

Have you ever wrestled with haunting thoughts like “I’m not worthy of God’s love”? Have you been puzzled by the fact that you are a Christian but succumb to destructive thoughts? You know that you’ve been bought with the blood of Christ and yet you continue to...
Baggage on the Healing Journey

Baggage on the Healing Journey

Ever had to repack your suitcase at the airport because it was over the weight limit? I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve had to rearrange things between my suitcase and carry-on and even throw things away at the ticket counter more times than I’d like to admit. In the...

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