Reflections of Grace 126: Why Do We Hide Our True Selves?

[display_podcast]In the past, I was so good at covering the real me, and hiding my imperfections - and my clumsiness - in most any situation.  I had been through a time of great suffering and pain and was very good at hiding from my true self.Have you ever struggled with the fear of showing your true self to the world?Do you back off of things you are gifted in and you know it’s because of insecurity?Would you be surprised to find that most everyone struggles to reveal their true … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 124: Let it Go-True Surrender, Part 2

[display_podcast]“All to Jesus I surrender, all to Him I freely give.”Really?Do you sing that song and truthfully think of its meaning and embrace all that it suggests?What are you surrendering?A few years ago through a season when God was teaching me to “let go” of those things I could not control; for some odd reason I felt that my obsessing would somehow change the circumstance in another person’s life or even my own.  After much agony and defeat, I finally began to get it … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 123: Let It Go! True Surrender, part 1

[display_podcast]A few years back, (well, maybe about 25) I worked as a Medical Staff Coordinator in the Administrative Department of our local hospital.  I had worked my way up from the Cardiovascular Department to the one job that no one else could do, or so I thought.  I felt pretty secure in my job, and as a single mom knew that it could only get better from there……until the day I was fired.I was called into the CEO’s office and let go due to layoffs in the hospital in general.  T … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 122: Finding the Courage to Walk Out of Your Pain

[display_podcast]“Jennifer” came to me for coaching… a broken person, chained to a very unhealthy relationship, unable to break free; trying to make peace with her abusive childhood and years of abuse to follow–in a place she thought she would never be free of, and miserable inside.I discerned right away her servant’s heart and her desire to reach out to others that were hurting or needing to know that someone cares.You see, God used her past to equip Jennifer to have a heart of not  … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 121: When Our Souls Thirst for Him

[display_podcast]Have you ever been so overcome with the intimate love of Jesus that you feel totally undone?Over the past many months, through some great emotional trials, I have leaned into Him… like in a wine press.And you know what?   He actually became my strength.   The hardest times in our lives are the very times He most reveals Himself.Have you noticed that?Well, I guess we do know it is because when all is going well we really don’t lean into Him quite as much as wh … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 120: Confronting the Elephant in the Room

[display_podcast]Because I am an advocate that stands up for those who have been victims of childhood abuse and…Because I am a healed survivor of my own past of childhood abuse…I once again feel the need to speak up on behalf of that group of people that even the church tries to shush up…because the disclosure is so uncomfortable for them…so it is easier to sweep it under the rug and pretend we don’t know these things are happening every day.When are we going to start confrontin … [Read more...]


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