Why the Pain, Lord?

On Monday, I posed some questions that I would really like the answers to. I would be willing to bet they are questions you would like answered as well. But, let’s get this out of the way first. Is it even okay for us to question God? According to the site https://www.gotquestions.org/: “To question God …

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Enduring the Pain

pain: /pān/: Mental and/or physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or injury. All of us at some point have experienced pain. Maybe you are currently in a painful season. Or perhaps it is waiting around the corner soon. As we come into this sinful world, at birth we experience mental, emotional, and physical discomfort. …

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In Search of the Meaning Behind the Pain

From 2008 to 2013 I learned what truly deep emotional and spiritual pain feels like. After years of coasting as a Christian, my entire life became a pit of ashes from which I almost lost hope that I would get out of. Have you ever felt that deep of pain? I know many of you …

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The Generous Widow | A Woman of Contentment

What is contentment? Inner joy despite our outward circumstances. Today, I am sharing a brief, but influential story regarding contentment. Luke 21:1-4 states: As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” …

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Learning to Like My Reflection in the Mirror

This month we are discussing the emotion of contentment. When we were hashing out the storyline for each week’s blog, I decided I wanted to discuss learning to be finally content with my reflection. Not only content but to be truly joyful that I am the woman I see in the mirror.  I see now …

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The Unmistakable Freedom of Contentment and How to Find It

con·tent·ment (ˈkənˈtentmənt): A state of happiness and satisfaction. When we think of contentment, we think of happiness, satisfaction, and serenity. This month, as we continue our study on the emotion of contentment, we find that contentment means different things to different people. What makes a person happy and/or satisfied? Is it money, kids, material things, …

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Is There Contentment to Be Found in this World?

This week we are shifting our attention to the emotion of contentment. Are you satisfied with your life, your job, your family, or even yourself? If we are being completely honest, most of us are not. We long for an improvement in one or more of these areas. We feel we are lacking something, and …

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Girl Fight in The Church…Say What???

Hot topic this month – jealousy! And where do we find it? Right after Eve, jealousy returns and enters the life of the next woman mentioned by name in the Bible. Yes, Sarah! Sarah the wife of Abraham, a man known as the father of many nations, a friend of God, and the father of …

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Do Good Christian Girls Ever Get Envious?

Envy. This little four-letter word could possibly be one of the most destructive words in the English language. Are you thinking, Rhonda, that’s quite an exaggeration isn’t it? After all, we have all heard of someone being green with envy, we’ve probably even experienced it ourselves. No harm is done really in most cases, right? …

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The Many Faces of Jealousy

jeal·ous·y (ˈjeləsē):  Envious feeling of discontent and ill will because of an other’s advantages, possessions, etc.; resentful dislike of another who has something that one desires. What is jealousy? Jealousy commonly refers to thoughts or feelings of insecurity or uncertainty, fear or anxiety, and/or concern for a relative lack of possessions. Jealousy can consist of one or …

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