In the Eye of the Hurricane

What does peace look like in real life? “When peace like a river attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll, whatever my lot Thou hast taught me to say, ‘it is well, it is well with my soul’”. Do you know how this grand old hymn came to be written? It’s clear it…

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

How does growing a physical garden relate to our spiritual lives? Surely you didn’t think I’d leave you hanging! Remember the things we need in order to grow a productive garden? Sow the right seeds or plants. In our lives, that means we should

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God, Deliver Me From Myself!

Ever compare yourself to other people and come up lacking? Sure you have. We all do, no matter how much we try to avoid the comparisons. Others are more loving, more joyful, more patient, etc, etc, etc. We want to appreciate ourselves, but how do we get there? “For the fruit of the Spirit is…

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Drop Your Weapons!

The raging bull never cares about running over people. Stomping, goring, and snorting to achieve his ends is a way of life to him. His weapons are part of him. He can’t put them down. How about you?

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A Fortress is a Lonely Home

Have your boundaries become the fortress that keeps bad folks out, but also the good? I can relate. I never quite understood why I had so few friends compared to others, or why no one seemed to understand me. It’s very lonely inside the fortress.

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Weak and Wobbly Walls

I love old houses and historic buildings, but it can make me nervous when the floors creak and the walls whistle with the blowing wind. If your personal walls are weak and wobbly, watch out! It’s time to fix that poor construction!

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Why Did I Draw These Borders Here?

Everyone of us is like her own little country. And every country has boundaries or borders. Some are more lax than others. Some have checkpoints and soldiers stationed there. Have you discovered what type of boundaries you have? Are they good or bad? How can you find out? How can they be repaired or rebuilt?…

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Protect Yourself with BHB**

** Building Healthy Boundaries Consider this proverb: “Good fences make good neighbors.” I have no idea of the origin of this old phrase, but it still rings true physically as well as emotionally. Good emotional boundaries keep us safe and they are part of establishing good, healthy relationships. Good emotional neighbors, if you will. How…

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How Can I Fix This Scattered Feeling?

What do people want? The wonderfully settled feeling of holy soul ties. What do they have instead? The scattered feeling of unholy ones. Of course, we want to continue the holy ties. But how do we counter the damage caused by unholy ones? How do we rid ourselves of them?

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Why Do I Feel So . . . Scattered?

Do you feel like you are scattered inside? Like a strong wind would blow right through you because your soul is full of holes? Those unholy soul ties could be to blame. In the last section we talked about holy soul ties. They follow the pattern for relationship established by God. They are beneficial and…

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