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…

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….

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…

Welcome to My Pity Party: Envy, Gratitude and Life

The other day I had a pity party for myself. Sorry I forgot to invite you. I’m on an injectable medication that costs $1800 a month. The medication works well, and has given me my life back. Years ago, I ran 6 miles a day, and swam competitively. Then a rheumatologist diagnosed me with ankylosing…