Ponderings

On Shame, Fear, and a Little Motivation

What motivates you? The idea I’m about to share has been swirling around my mind for roughly five years now, but I think I'm finally ready to write about it. Now the basic, nutshell version is this: We're born into the world with three inescapable ingredients, pride being the first one (not such a surprise… Continue reading On Shame, Fear, and a Little Motivation

Ponderings

Turn and Be Healed, in Authenticity (Part Three)

Just thought I'd make sure I'm clear on a few things before we start this last part... I really do believe obedience is good. It's the goal. Holiness should be our goal and our heart's truest prayer. I also don't want to discount that Christians have everything we need for life and godliness. Neither am… Continue reading Turn and Be Healed, in Authenticity (Part Three)

Ponderings

Turn and Be Healed, in the Pilgrimage (Part Two)

So, picking up from where we left off in that first post... with how calloused hearts can sometimes tell us there is something more we need to offer God in order to earn, keep, or repay His Love... and how I'm not so sure that work is a requirement for faith... and how you may or may… Continue reading Turn and Be Healed, in the Pilgrimage (Part Two)

Ponderings

Turn and Be Healed, In Jesus (Part One)

I'd like to begin this whole thing with a bit of full disclosure... This post has been a rough one. It's also way long (likely too long according to some standard of which I clearly don’t follow), so it's split into three. But, I've honestly no idea the rules for sharing multiple parts... one per… Continue reading Turn and Be Healed, In Jesus (Part One)