In Defense of the Gift of Emotion

All my life I have been accused of being dramatic, yet I find it immensely difficult to communicate my emotion.  When in the classroom or with a group of friends, I am on.  My personality is big in those situations, and yet few people are privy to any of the emotions I feel.  The accusation […]

How To Get Out Of Your Own Way

Years ago, the Lord gave me a vision of a woman.  Inside of her was a barren world with dead trees and storm clouds in a desert landscape.  Outside of her was a mirror image of the same landscape with the same clouds, dusty terrain, and blackened trees.  I struggled with the metaphor for a […]

Declutter Your Soul with Imaginative Prayer

Lies that I believe concerning my reality and disturbing images in my mind clutter my soul on a regular basis.  However, I live in so much more freedom because I learned how to take thoughts captive through imaginative prayer.  I have learned to declutter my soul with Jesus.  I first read about this particular prayer […]

Three Questions That Lead to Self Forgiveness

After a decade of no contact, my sixteen year old daughter lived with her father for about six months.  While I didn’t sleep a full night during that time, she seemed happy for the first three.  After that, things began to go south rather quickly, and soon, she came home, to both of our relief.  One […]

Delight: the Ministry of the Holy Spirit

Delight did not come easily to me as a child. I had a somewhat lonely childhood. I even suffered from a lengthy stint of childhood depression. So when a lovely older lady named Winnie, from the house with the luscious orange and lemon trees a block away, invited me to milk and cookies in her […]