Our subjective experience doesn’t always align with what really happens. What we experience & remember — not reality itself — determines our mindset. That is, until we encounter another mind-changing experience.
I was born a blue-eyed blonde who was the apple of her daddy’s eye. But shortly before I turned 3, my mom packed her friend’s car with some essential belongings & left town with my older brother and me … while my dad was at work. He had no idea what was coming. None of us did.
All these years later, I still find myself telling people that my dad left me. I still have a hard time connecting with the fact that I was actually taken from him. Because the result was profound. An indelible imprint on my personality & my self-concept.
- What life event has had the greatest impact on your self-concept?
- What was that impact & how is it still affecting how you do life & love?
- How is The Holy Spirit helping you overcome any negative mindset you’ve been carrying with you?
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
& release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
& the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
& provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
& a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair. ISAIAH 61:1b-3a
“Look! I’m making everything new. Write it all down—each word dependable and accurate.” REVELATION 21:5
I’ve always believed that being a Christian should make a real difference – not only in terms of where we spend the hereafter – but also in the here-&-now of our daily existence. So how do we connect the dots between what we believe about The Lord & what happens to us in “real” life? Or do we? Continue reading
The Lord is Good!
Open your mouth & taste,
open your eyes & see —
how good God is.
Run to Him & be Blessed. PSALM 34:8
Then practice His Goodness
Again & Again.
“Some people are in your life for a season. Others are in your life for a reason. Only Jesus is in your life for its duration. The former chapter has ended. Let go of what was & what might have been, then focus on the chapter you’re in now. Write your story in partnership with the Holy Spirit & watch your life become more beautiful than you ever imagined it could be.” – Dr. Debi Smith Continue reading
You are the most beautiful of God’s creation. A Warrior Princess for the Kingdom of Heaven. Your role is so important & powerful that someone has been investing a lot of energy toward your destruction. Eve didn’t know he was in The Garden. She was taken by surprise & exploited. But you are not unaware of his schemes. Continue reading
You gotta know who your real enemy is. The Real Fight is not against one another. The Clash between two Kingdoms is not about He vs. She. We’re in the middle of a Real Fight between the Kingdom of Heaven & Kingdom of the Air. Continue reading
What do you think the Two Kingdoms are that I alluded to yesterday? His & Hers? Perhaps. You are deeply interested in getting your own needs met. You may try to virtuously deny your needs in favor his needs. But either way demands a particular response from your mate. Continue reading