Our culture has done a very good job of convincing us that being fearful is equivalent to being wise. After all, if we simply take a few self-protective precautions, we can have a much more protected life.
Every January, our family tries to get away somewhere together for a couple of weeks (preferably to a warm destination!) just to rest, refuel, and build fun memories together before we head full swing into the intensity of a new year. Some of our most precious and memorable moments have happen
Most of us are very familiar with the voice of condemnation. You know, that subtle (or not-so-subtle) whisper that mocks, “You aren’t good enough! You are a mess! You are a failure! You are hopeless! It’s too late for you - you’ll never change!&r
The Bible describes a time when the people of Israel had to make a choice about which king they would serve--David or Saul. Though David was God’s chosen king for Israel, he had been forced to run for his life and was reduced to living in a cave. Saul was still in control of the kingdom.
In my book, Authentic Beauty, I wrote about our tendency as women to look outside of Christ for our happiness and fulfillment: “So many of us, though we claim to know Jesus Christ, are still longing for our deepest desires to be fulfilled by someone else.
When Eric and I first began traveling, speaking, writing, and discipling, I quickly realized that I wasn’t prepared for the intensity of full-time ministry. As an introvert, I was often burned out from this demanding lifestyle.
As American Christian women, we hear lots of messages today about the importance of our heart—messages that put great emphasis upon our feelings, our needs, our uniqueness, and our desires. We are often led to believe that it’s okay for us to build everything around our emotio