Ever thought about the difference between a spiritual makeover and transformation? A spiritual makeover is a quick fix: read a book, make a resolution, and apply a few Bible. Maybe we need something more than try-hard efforts to be a better person. The person we want to be.
Some books reach right into your heart, pressing on tender spots tucked out of sight. Currently, I’m reading a brand new devotional from one of my favorite authors, Holley Gerth. As I read, I find myself each chapter. Did You Know You’re Already Amazing: 30 Truths to Set Your Heart Free, is Holley’s devotional companion to You’re Already Amazing.
Confidence doesn’t come just for the asking. We cannot simply will ourselves to be confident. Unlike Dorothy and her glittery red slippers, we cannot click our heals and repeat, “I am confident” three times and will ourselves to be confident. We cannot chase inadequacy away with better performance and enhanced looks. For here is the trap–how much is enough? How many affirmations and successes will it take to settle the questions of our souls?
I’m excited to share my recent article published in the August issue of Refresh Magazine! In today’s world, stress has become our normal condition. Our culture has many formulas for peace, or at least lots of ways to make us feel better. Try this, do that, buy this entice advertisements. The world’s false peace shimmers on the horizon, visible, but always out of reach.
We will load the car and move our youngest to college in a few days. We won’t want to let go, but we will. Taking your child to college is a emotional moment for parents, and it’s okay to shed those tears.
Depression. It’s a cruel invisible disease—one that we can’t see but can have devastating effects that hurt not just those who suffer but their families and future generations as well.
Guest Author, Dr. Michelle Bengtson of #HopePrevails, shares, “As a neuropsychologist, I diagnose and treat patients in my office every week who suffer from the devastating effects of this invisible yet heart-wrenching condition and my heart goes out to them because I know the pain they face. I’ve been there.”