There is ALWAYS something to do, right? The task list is unending. And even when you get it done, you often have to start over again. Because ... laundry. When we keep our eyes on the task list and our nose to the grind stone without a pause, burnout is inevitable. According to this article in Forbes, here are 10 signs of burnout: Exhaustion Lack of motivation Frustration, cynicism, and other negative emotions Difficulty concentrating Slipping performance Relational … [Read more...] about One Reason You May Be Burning Out
"I don't matter." Have you ever felt this way? Your thoughts are unimportant. Your opinion is undervalued. Your life simply doesn't matter. When Piper was a little girl, I'd ask her, "Would you like the blue cup or the red?" "Would you like to color or paint?" "Would you like to go for a walk or ride your tricycle?" And this little cutie would answer, "I don't matter." Now, you and I know that what she was really saying was, "It doesn't matter to me. Either the blue cup or the red cup … [Read more...] about Do You Ever Wonder if You “Matter?”
The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 Darkness crouched by the cross. As lots were cast, and a prisoner saved, his fingers slid across the noonday sun. Thunder answered this caress. Lightning split the untimely eclipse. And the earth itself raged. But nearby, women fixed their eyes on Jesus. The Lord is my light. For three hours as darkness reigned, the women stood by, fixed to the light. This man of … [Read more...] about When It Seems as if Darkness Wins
Several months ago, I reached out to Mary DeMuth. Mary is a prolific author who understands the impact childhood sexual abuse has on the human heart because she's been there. I shared with Mary about the work of RiverCross. About: the numbers of orphans who have experienced sexual abuse and exploitation. the caregivers who want to help, but don't know how. the lack of resources that are designed to equip these caregivers to come alongside these children and build bridges of healing, … [Read more...] about Mary DeMuth – Because She’s Been There
Like the jewels of a crown they shall shine on his land. For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty. Zechariah 9:16 Perhaps today you need a reminder of your your value. Your worth is not rooted in your appearance, your works, your accomplishments. Your value is rooted in: Who God says that you are You are precious to him, like the jewels of a crown. He knit you together, formed you, and he considers you oh-so-valuable. What God has designed you to do You shall shine on his … [Read more...] about Do You Need a Reminder of Your Value?
There shall be a sowing of peace. The vine shall give its fruit, and the ground shall give its produce, and the heavens shall give their dew. Zechariah 8:12 When your day is challenging, your year crashing, or your life is crumbling, where do you find hope? If you're in the midst of challenges, perhaps these words will bring hope to your heart today. Personal Hope We are ambassadors, image-bearers, ones through whom the beautiful light of Christ can shine. As we sit in God's word and in his … [Read more...] about Where Do You Find Real Hope?