Surgery vs. Band-Aids

“My mother would take the Band-Aid off, clean the wound, and say, “Things that are covered don’t heal well.” Mother was right.” (T.D. Jakes) “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”...

Broken

My guess is that many of you are very familiar with Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Matthew (chapter 5) describes Jesus’ teaching to a large crowd from a perch on a mountainside.  This sermon, also referred to as “The Beatitudes” begins with the...

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things…

I love books!  If you asked any of my friends or family about my love of books, they would definitely say that books are one of my favorite things. Since we’ve just come off of the holiday that focuses on thankfulness, I want to share that I am VERY thankful for...

Staying

It is in our nature as humans to go into defensive mode when we feel threatened or attacked.  When someone or something threatens our children, we automatically protect them. When someone “hits” us–physically or emotionally–our instinct is to...