Determining Your Worth

Psalm 100:3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his… Many of us have struggled with feelings of low self-worth. It comes from a variety of experiences and reinforced beliefs throughout our lives. Whether we have been told that we were an unwanted mistake, or that we were fat…

We All Face Battles

I spoke at the ONE Baptist Church Ladies Conference on May 7, 2017 and this is the audio file of that message. If you have a battle in your life today or have faced battles in the past, whether it is was within your marriage, raising your children, struggling through illness, financial difficulties, or life in…

Christ Centered Counseling

Several years ago, one of my friends went through a devastating divorce and lost custody battle for her 5-year old. She was completely broken at the time, fragile in every sense, my heart truly went out to her. It was as if she could no longer think logically. Jaded and consumed with bitterness she began to lose everything…

Eliminating Self-Judgment

Are you constantly criticizing yourself one way or another? Have you listened to that voice in your head so long that it is now your reality and truth?  It may be hard for you today to envision changing your habitual negative self-talk, but it is one of the most important things you should do. It was a…

Amazing Grace

How many of us have sung “Amazing Grace” over the years and not paid attention to the lyrics.  I can vividly remember singing this song a few weeks after I gave my life to Christ and it was almost like I heard it for the first time. Suddenly the lyrics became so meaningful to me. I…

Prayer for Thanksgiving

A few weeks ago, a colleague of mine was expressing how much she dreads the holidays because of the stress she feels being around her family. She said that it doesn’t take long for the conflict to rise, tension to build, and an argument to breakout.  I can imagine that she is not the only…

Every Good Thing

James 1:17 says every good thing comes from God. James doesn’t say most good gifts are from God. He says every good and perfect gift comes from God. This means, regardless of appearances, there is nothing good for us outside of God’s will. It doesn’t matter how good or sensible something looks, how happy or…

He is My Rock

“The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” Psalms 18:2 Sometimes I just feel like things are so hard, but I know in whom I have trusted and He is my…

When to Wait…

Some people are blessed with patience, but most of us are fairly impatient especially concerning the things we want. In fact, many are calling this the generation of “instant gratification.”  The trouble with this perspective is that we will go after the things we want, but not necessarily receive the things we need. In Genesis…