Identity in Christ

Our Identity in Christ and What the Bible Tells About Us.

The Value Question: Do I Really Matter?

Value Question

Have you ever asked the value question, wondering if you really matter or if what you are doing really matters? I have asked these questions many times in my life. Most of us have at some point in life.  I hear from too many women struggling to answer this question affirmatively. It makes me so aware of the spiritual attack on God’s women.   (more…)

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WHAT ABOUT ME IMMERGES QUIETLY PUSHING ME TO COMPARE

What about me

What about me? At least a thought… When asked to write about the “Diva” label women wear, I found it hard to put myself in those fancy shoes. I do not consider myself a “diva.” However, as I pondered the word and prayed for revelation the words “But Me” found there way to my ears often. I knew the Lord was revealing a different side of the word “Diva”. Hiding under the desire to be popular, glamorous, divine, and a princess is a common thread most women wear without even …

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Jezebel, A Leader Not Worth Following

Jezebel

Jezebel brings up similar amounts of disdain as the names Judas and Herod. You can find her story in 1st and 2nd Kings. Commentaries describe Jezebel as “ambitious” and “proud” so she is obviously a great example of a diva as defined in my last blog, Is Being a Diva Godly? I will give you a brief synopsis of this wonderful woman (that was sarcasm, if you didn’t catch that). Jezebel’s Story Jezebel was the daughter of the King of the Zidonians. So basically she was a princess who married …

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Could Our Self-Centeredness Be Our Attempt to Dethrone God?

Self-centeredness

I have never really thought a great deal about the true heart of self-centeredness. I don’t like the way I feel when I think about it. And most of us avoid thinking about things that cause us to feel ways we don’t like.   What is it about the thoughts of self-centeredness that we don’t like?   I think we all recognize that self-centeredness is not a good thing. And, if we acknowledge that we have self-centeredness, then we have to make some changes. The thought of making changes in …

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Is Being A Diva Godly?

Diva

A popular term in our culture today to describe women is diva. Diva can be used to celebrate women. When searching for a definition for diva, I came across a vast array of definitions, from a famous female opera singer to a woman who is considered temperamental and haughty. (more…)

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The Hard Discovery That Life Is Not All About Me

All About Me

When I was a little girl, life was all about me. I was an only child living at home. My siblings were all much older and already out of my parent’s house. The good part of this was I was the center of all their attention, even the siblings. There was no sibling rivalry. I was the baby princess. Not a bad life to have and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.   I remember going to the pediatrician. My doctor would ask how I was doing and my …

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Taking Responsibility And The Victim Mentality

Confident young brunette with arms crossed and her jealous opponent in the background

The “victim” label dangled around her neck and she was oblivious to it. She was always the victim and someone else was to blame. I could argue with her no more. Regardless what I said, my friend was not taking responsibility for her actions. She viewed everything I did or didn’t through self-pity and it tarnished her view.   If I didn’t text her back immediately, then I must be mad. If I didn’t answer the phone, then I was ignoring her. If I called to chat with her, then …

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Three Things All Victims Need To Know

Beautiful red-haired girl sitting on the beach and crying.

Being in the counseling field, I have worked with many victims. I have seen a great deal of pain and suffering.  People are dealing with pain caused by another person. Victims can be harmed by a wide range of situations. Some victims were hurt by another’s words. Some faced repeated sexual and/or physical abuse. No matter the situation the hurt can be difficult to overcome. (more…)

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