Present Over Perfect - a journey from frayed, over-committed, hustling housewife, mother, author extraordinaire, to someone’s whose life is far more laid back, available, and focused.
Today we cover the last two Beatitudes. Attitudes that our culture is in desperate and dire need of. They are also the ones that require the most self-reflection and struggle.
The Road to Joy is the happy medium between a self-help book that never gets below the surface to the hard work, and what can feel clinical and unattainable.
Most veterans serve out of senses of loyalty, altruism, to protect others, because they are brave. After this week, how can veterans (or their families) continue to support a man who despises all of those things and looks down on them because they don’t?
When I say the word, “mercy” what do you think of? Maybe it is a pardon at the last minute, an act of kindness to someone undeserving. Perhaps it is extending forgiveness to someone who is “unworthy.” What about giving a jacket, a warm meal, or even acknowledging someone begging on the street? As we... Continue Reading →
It is time for some repentance. It is time to bring my very bitter, self-righteous heart to God. I need to lay down my pride-filled arrows and see the nicks and pain I have left with my wild shots. It is time to put aside this armor of bitterness - it does not serve me well.
How is real power found in not demanding your way and laying down your rights? Today we look at the next two beatitudes and find out why getting our way here is not the point.
Somehow, we have allowed basic human respect, the assurance of life, and that “all men are created equal” to be sliced along political lines. This is not a political issue. This is a human being issue. If you are a person of faith, this a God created all humankind issue.
If you and I were going to make a list of people who are “blessed” - what would we include? Jesus gave nine statements of what it means to be "blessed" and they are not what we expect.