Note to Self

Dear Self, I’m not sure what you are thinking or how you are feeling right now, but in case you’re not doing too well, I wanted to remind you of some things. Emotions come and go; truth remains. Unfortunately, emotions often feel more powerful than truth, and sometimes we can judge the entire external universe […]

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Inspired when there’s no inspiration

It’s easy to feel inspired when you’re inspired (and, yes, I do realize how silly and obvious that sounds), but what do we do when we’re not inspired and yet we’re still expected to perform? How do we get inspired when nothing moves us or awakens our creativity? The Apostle Paul expected Timothy to find […]

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Taking your ball and going home

Have you ever had a Jeremiah day? A Jeremiah day is one where we question our calling, resent the various sacrifices that we have to make in our lives, get angry at God, but then lament our inability to actually walk away from Him. Jeremiah the prophet hit such low ebb in his ministry that […]

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Words like blows to the head

In Veronica Roth’s runaway hit novel Allegiant she writes: “It’s strange how a word, a phrase, a sentence, can feel like a blow to the head.” She sure is right isn’t she? Painful words can hit us like sledgehammers, leaving us dazed, broken, and confused. We want to cry, defend, and lash out all at once, […]

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Emotional Fitness Survey

This Sunday at Grace we will be discussing the King Pin of “emotional health” so I thought I would send you some advance homework. 🙂 Here is a simple emotional health survey compiled by Judith Belmont, M.S., L.P.C.  If, after completing the survey, you’re discouraged by your emotional fitness results, fear not! My interview with Carol Montgomery, […]

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