Gratitude Changes Everything

Even Perspective… Perhaps, especially perspective. When we focus on negatives or lack or weaknesses: what needs to get done ways we fall short roles we are unable to fill jobs we don’t get accomplished things we wish we had but don’t fear/anxiety Any of these and more, we get self-centered, we get tunnel vision trying… Read More

Marriage & Ministry – Marriage IS Ministry

I’ve only been married about a minute (ok, it’s actually been a few months)… That said, I don’t claim to be an expert in marriage…or ministry. But I do know quite a bit about both, from education and experience. With the upcoming (and now recent) nuptials coming up, I have been toying with a post… Read More

Recent Thoughts

Over on my personal blog, I had written some things recently that may be helpful for some in ministry or helping professions, when looking at things like depression, anxiety, and burn-out, either in ourselves or our clients. As I step out in faith, and grow in the direction of focusing on these areas, I wanted… Read More

Value

One of my greatest goals is to help others recognize their own value. Because, somewhere along the way, I have realized: When you recognize your own value, it gets harder to allow others to devalue you. This is something I am currently walking through, recognizing what I can bring to the table. Recognizing my value… Read More

When the World Burns

I don’t know what Esther felt when she stood before the King’s door, knowing going in could cost her her life. I don’t know what she felt, exactly, when she said: “…if I perish, I perish” – Esther 4:16 I don’t know what Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were feeling facing the fire, standing strong in… Read More

Winds of Change

Since I updated 2 months ago (2 months! Crazy), there have been even more changes going on in the life of this Tiny House, oily life living counselor. I have been elated at the growing relationship with my fella. I have been a part of an amazing church plant here in Oklahoma (soon, there will… Read More