Word to Live By: Worth

You’re not good enough. You’re ugly. You’re not thin enough. You’re not smart enough. The voices get so loud that I can’t focus on anything else. As I stare into the mirror, the feeling that I’m worthless plagues my mind and suffocates me. My joy is gone.  But what if our perspective meant more than our perfection?

Open Hands: What Mary Means for Control Freaks Like Me

I'll admit, control is an area that I struggle in.  I try to manipulate situations to play out the way that I want.  I have a hard time letting other people lead because I want control.  And ultimately, I have a hard time giving things to God.  We deceive ourselves into thinking that we have the ability to control things when in the end, God is the one who is sovereign.  

Laying Our Fears at the Feet of Jesus

Jesus did not intend for us to live life in chaos. He is the Prince of Peace. His desire is for His precious children to sit at His feet, in the midst of the loud voices and distractions of the world. Despite the soft but chilling voice of anxiety. Jesus overcame fear when He died and rose from the grave. We are not to live our lives in a way that seems like Jesus’ sacrifice wasn’t enough.

The Call to Boldness

People may not have been happy, but I felt freedom in knowing that my Savior was. Living a life modeled after Christ isn’t the norm.  It takes strength and courage to stand up against the strong cultural current.  And people aren’t going to like it.