FaKebook Envy: Welcome to Perfectville

You scroll aimlessly down your screen, peering into the lives of your “friends.” You’ve shared laughter, tears, and life’s deepest fears with many of your closest companions. Others you know more casually. A third layer of “friends” you wouldn’t recognize if they showed up at your door. But that’s okay because they have you “hidden” on their…

Image Management part 2: What are You Trying to Prove?

What are you trying to prove? Before you say, “Nothing,” look into your soul and ask yourself the question in the mirror. Are you trying to prove you’re loveable? You’re good enough? Valuable enough, special enough? You’re smart enough? You’re pretty enough or handsome enough? You’re important enough? How much time, money, effort, exercise and study…

What Lies do you Believe about Yourself? 

What Lies Do You Believe about Yourself? Being human carries a risk that at different times we are susceptible to believe lies about ourselves. Satan is the father of lies, and he has a basket of lies for each of us. He knows how to “sell” us the basket that fits our life stories and…

Envy: Chaos of the Heart

The wings of envy fly into every realm of our being, consuming us like poison if we let it. The tentacles of envy pierce through our souls in a hundred different directions. Most people think of finances when they picture the beast called Envy. They compare themselves with others, believing a fatter net worth would guarantee happiness….

The Heart of a Wanderer

 The glorious green grass on the other side of the fence is usually Astroturf. Yet our hearts long for the lush pastures over yonder. A lamb in a book I’m reading frequently wandered to where she believed the sunrays of heaven kissed the tender young grass. Her own shepherd’s picturesque landscape contained the purest, most…

I Kissed Sugar Goodbye: 2 Years and 3 Months without Sweets

August 17, 2014, I had coffee with a friend who’d stopped eating sugar 15 years earlier. She did it just 1 day at a time.No epic plans, diets or formulas. Just a simple 12-step program and God. She’d dropped 55 pounds but not quickly. I listened intently as she shared her experience, strength and hope….

Confessions of a Humbled Writer~ 

   I am blessed and humbled beyond words. A few months ago, I had lunch with a friend. She grabbed my hand and tears flowed onto her plate. “I can’t thank you enough for your book,” she said. “It’s helped me so much – not only with body image, but with so many other areas…

Compare and Despair

   As humans, it’s easy to get on the stinkin’ thinkin’ channel of our brains. Self-pity sneaks in like a dark shadow of despair.  Comparing ourselves to others eclipses the radiance of God’s love sparkling inside us. We compare and we despair.     Sometimes we focus on what we believe others to have. Maybe it’s…