TEARS IN A BOTTLE

TEARS IN A BOTTLE

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book.”  — Psalm 56:8 God collecting tears in a bottle is a powerful and emotionally intense image depicting the heart of God towards His own. It...
WHY IS LYING SUCH A BIG DEAL?

WHY IS LYING SUCH A BIG DEAL?

No one had to teach me how to lie; I was spinning the truth almost as soon as I learned to talk. It came naturally, as you can see from this funny example my mom journaled about when I was just three years old: Paula came to me today with diaper rash cream all over...
YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU LOVE

YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU LOVE

Leading a retreat for men several years ago, I remember being aware of the spiritual immaturity of some men who had been part of their church for years. The first night I discovered that these men were capable of knowing a lot, including much detailed information....
A MILLION LITTLE DISTRACTIONS

A MILLION LITTLE DISTRACTIONS

Another day was over, and I had done it again. With sleepy eyes, I reached for the lamp on my nightstand and turned off the light. I fell asleep to the familiar feelings of guilt and regret. I intended to spend some quality time with God that morning. I pulled my...
TO EVERY GIRL WHO FEELS ALONE

TO EVERY GIRL WHO FEELS ALONE

“You are not alone.” Those words echo through my mind, reverberating down into the achiest places of my soul today. I know how it feels to step aside and let the wave of darkness surge and swell and crash over your limp body—because it’s strong, you feel weak, and you...