So long, insecurity ...
on June 22nd, 2021
June 22, 2021 The other day, when my husband and I were having dinner together, he told me that I had six more noodles on my plate than he did.  Although he was just teasing, this just shows how easy it is to compare what we have with that of someone else. I once played my flute at a church service while my husband and I were on vacation.  A guy who was also visiting decided to play his guitar alo...  Read More
Don't Fall into Self-Pity ...
on June 15th, 2021
June 15, 2021 There is a well that is at least one hundred feet deep that sits between our property and our neighbour's.  It holds around thirty-two feet of water, give or take, depending on the year.  Although the well has a bottom, it's not something one would want to climb in, jump in, or fall in.  In a similar way, self-pity can be like a bottomless well.  Once we allow ourselves to start goin...  Read More
Don't Be Deceived ...
on June 8th, 2021
June 8, 2021 We all can be easily deceived by what people say and do, or by our very own negative self-talk and insecurity.  There are so many different ways that we can be deceived, whether it be gradual or not.  When I walk my dog, he loves to see and chase bunnies.  He will even position himself to a crawling motion where he moves very slowly to creep up towards a bunny. One day when we were wa...  Read More
Why do we worry?
on June 1st, 2021
June 1, 2021 Many of us allow ourselves to give way to unease through worry.  Yet worry is like a rocking chair - it gives us something to do but never gets us anywhere.  If we really think about it, worry is all about losing our comfort.  Whether it's in finances, health, work or relationships, we all want stability, so when we face moments when we don't feel comfortable, we grasp for the opposit...  Read More
Lord, help my unbelief ...
on May 25th, 2021
May 25, 2021 I read that over 85% of people suffer from self-doubt, and two-thirds of Christians struggle with doubt.  This just shows how doubt and unbelief can certainly permeate our lives.  Doubt and unbelief can be a big problem because they have such a negative and discouraging influence over our lives, but it takes a conscious effort to change our thought patterns.  The world teaches that ou...  Read More
You Are Loved!
on May 18th, 2021
May 19, 2021 Rejection holds a powerful sting.  Unfortunately, not everyone will allow us access to their hearts.  If there is anything that makes us feel like we don't have a friend in the world, it's rejection.  Whether it be in the form of an insult, gossip, betrayal, or criticism, it sadly hurts. If we're not careful, our image and confidence can be built on a flawed foundation when we don't s...  Read More