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When a friend or a loved one is struggling with addiction, they can believe that there is no hope for them. They might think that their addiction is what defines them and that there is no path out. It’s not your responsibility to decide whether or not they get sober, but you can use these
Perfectionism (noun) is defined as the refusal to accept any standard short of perfection. It’s also a generational curse that has been spread across a lot of families, including mine.   It’s something that, one day at a time, I am continually giving up to God. I’ve fully accepted this and that’s just to the start
It hasn’t been easy to be in full-time ministry as a single woman. The problem is that the church has perpetuated marriage as the pinnacle of spiritual maturity and the assumed role of the majority of its congregants. They force many into marriage out of fear of sexual immorality, lack of understanding, jealousy or generalized
  Each Facebook status declares our abstinence – bearing the glamour of false pride and modern spirituality. We sit around and stare at blank screens – scrolling through the list of piety – measuring our choices against others. Are we fasting enough? Are we looking holy enough?   As I search through endless posts –
    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”- Matthew 11:28-29   “but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they
  In the recent decade, I’ve witnessed tragic instances of broken relationships and detrimental rifts within various communities: schools, churches, neighborhoods, families and the workplace. Many of us are sometimes caught off guard, berating ourselves for not catching the signs much sooner. Feelings of regret, anger, and disbelief collide in one single moment of realization: How
  Saint. Spiritual Leader. Gifted Preacher. Man/Women of Holiness. These are some of the words that paint the image of an ideal pastor in evangelical circles, but what if I told you the Church has made a grave mistake – a mistake in overlooking the deep-rooted pain and untold secrets of their pastor. What if
  The practice of gratitude is a powerful thing.   Gratitude is defined noun – the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return the kindness.   For a while, I found myself stuck in addiction, slight depression, and constant anxiety. Starting this gratitude practice early on, recovery has made a
Welcome to the new kids on the block. Millennials are still experiencing a strong schism within the workplace and fighting their way to the table, but Generation Z is making its way to the interview. This year marks the first year that Generation Z will vote, enter into the workforce, and contribute their voice in
  Bringing kids up is one of the most challenging and yet rewarding stages of your life. The sad thing is that most people are so engrossed in making sure that everything works out well and focusing on the future that they never really learn how to appreciate parenthood. If you have your own kids,