The “V” Word!

“… vulnerability is the core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness, but it appears that it’s also the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love.” Brenee Brown I was introduced to Brenee Brown and her TEDtalk on vulnerability a few years back….from a counselor actually. And to my surprise, her name came up again inContinue reading “The “V” Word!”

Identity Crisis

Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, “Who do people say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are theContinue reading “Identity Crisis”

Confession

I have a confession…. I am human…I have emotions…and I sometimes get frustrated…angry even. Surprised? Don’t be…David exhibits these same human emotions all throughout Psalms. And despite his propensity to experience emotional ups and downs – the calling placed on his life was clear. God chose to use David in spite of David. Sound familiar?Continue reading “Confession”

We Can’t Be Friends…Can We?

“We’re not alone – here within his love…Emmanuel – He is still with us.” I absolutely love this worship song at my church. I break down each and every time we sing it.  Why does this song touch me so much? Because I’ve been there…all too many times. I have recently come to terms withContinue reading “We Can’t Be Friends…Can We?”

High School Drama

So my girlfriend turned me on to this teeny bopper show…One Tree Hill. I turned my nose up to it at first but it has unexpectedly drawn me in…go figure. High school drama can be pretty interesting. Correction…this high school’s drama is pretty interesting. It’s not your normal, everyday high school drama we’ve all comeContinue reading “High School Drama”