Relating to Your Emotions

My dear friend, Hunter Beless, is hosting a Podcast called Journeywomen Podcast.  She has gathered mentors, teachers, and Christian leaders and engages them in meaningful conversation on a variety of topics.  We get to overhear them.  I had the privilege of interviewing with her this past week and I wanted to share it with you.  Check out all the episodes while you're at it.  You won't be disappointed.  


Prodding your Soul Godward

Life is made up of seasons and the truth is, it’s not always springtime for your soul. There are seasons when you don’t feel the nearness of God or when prayers seem to float no higher than the ceiling under which you kneel.  I have personally experienced several of these seasons over the last few years, and as a "paid Christian" this can be especially distressing.  I am tending to the souls of other people and often to the neglect of my own.  I have recently done a word study on the soul in the book of Psalms and I'd like to share with you what I found there. 


The Universe: Fanfare for a Glorious King

My husband has the most wonderful imagination.  I LOVE this about him.  He likes creative story telling, science fiction, epic movies, and anything that will give his imagination a playground. This, of course, is also the source of some interesting conversations.  Today's topic of choice: Aliens. 

I won't walk down every trail we did tonight, but when it comes to aliens I have this soap box and I can't help but stand on it and shout.  There is a fairly popular line of reasoning that comes into play nearly anytime life on other planets is discussed.  It goes something like this: "The universe is enormous.  I just have a hard time believing that there isn't life out there." or "Why would God make something so big and only have little old us in it?" 


Flashback Friday: 9 Years at Pine Cove

Today marks my 9th anniversary at Pine Cove.  I can't help but be a little nostalgic - I mean, really...  I've spent a pretty crucial decade here.  I will never be the same because of what God has done in and through this place. 

I'll never forget how it all came to be. 


I'm Worried About the Children I Don't Have...

When you get a moment to yourself and all the world is quiet, what do you find yourself thinking about the most?  I have to confess, it's really easy for me to be mentally three steps ahead of where I actually am in life.  Part of that is how God wired me.  I'm a strategic thinker.  I like to plan ahead.  I want to see the bumps ahead and maneuver around them.  But part of that is the ever-lurking sin of anxiety that plagues my forever frantic female brain.


Keep Thinking

I was talking with a friend over lunch about women's discipleship.  There is a study currently being done on whether or not women's Bible study is a strong indicator of spiritual maturity (the study has not been published yet, I can't wait to read it).  What a great question!


Why the S-Word Makes People Cringe

Before you get yourself all worked up, let me tell you that this post is about submission.  Please forgive me for bringing to mind any other controversial words starting with the letter S.  But truthfully, when people start talking about the idea of submission, we have all kinds of preconceived notions fly through our minds.  I know I do. I think this is because most of us have heard it taught poorly and have seen it practiced poorly. 

I also want to tell you before we go any further that submission is not just a command for godly wives who live in the buckle of the Bible belt.   (Although in terms of preconceived notions, that's a popular one).  Now, since I am a wife, I will most certainly go there, but if you're reading this post and you're single or male (or both), hear me out.