Pain is a professor. Don’t run from pain. How do we run? We numb. We reach out for a drink, a pill, or we scroll, scroll, scroll. (I know I’m guilty as charged.) Sit with pain until you learn why it’s there. Let it drive you to prayer. Ask why am I experiencing this? Is […]Read more "A Professor Called Pain"
Look at me Dad! “Becoming a father increases your capacity for love and your level of patience. It opens up another door in a person – a door which you may not even have known was there. That’s what I feel with my son. There’s suddenly another level of love that expands. My son is […]Read more "Look at me, Dad!"
We have two ears👂🏻+👂🏻and one mouth, 👄 so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. Listen with all your heart, mind, attention & body language. Don’t think of your response while the other person’s talking and watch a miracle occur. TRANSPARENT & AUTHENTIC communication begins and, with it, the revealing of our […]Read more "One Mouth. Two Ears."
Every protagonist needs an antagonist in their story. Trust me. As difficult as it may be at present – in the end – they make you better. May I venture to say, that it might even be impossible to fulfill your God-given purpose without their antagonism. It was so for Jesus. So dip the bread […]Read more "Shady People"
This is my Grandmother at age 13. She was half Cherokee. Her proud father would have her wear nothing less than her traditional native attire – everyday. In early 20th century Oklahoma, this made her an outcast and a target. In those days, signs still hung in storefronts reading “No Dogs or Indians Allowed.” I […]Read more "Respect your roots"
Love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your SOUL, all your intelligence, and all your strength. -Jesus SOUL = mind, will & EMOTIONS. Loving the LORD with your EMOTIONS means submitting them to God. He must be the Lord of our EMOTIONS. That means very REAL FEELINGS must not be acted on, […]Read more "Emotions & Jesus"
Meet Erika Bogan! She’s sheer inspiration. She’s an athlete, Crossfiter, a single mom of three and recently finished her first Spartan race! To know Erika, is to be inspired. . A heinous car wreck altered her life; but it could not keep her from living it. She does not view her challenges as a DISADVANTAGE. […]Read more "Meet Erika Bogan!"