I had a woman tell me that she was feeling depressed and discouraged, but not to give it much credence because, as she said, “It was normal for her to feel that way.” If our sense of “normal” is less
“Grumbling is born of conceit.” ~ James Basford Definition of conceit: Excessive pride in oneself; excessive appreciation of one’s worth or virtue.
In the New Testament, there is a story about a man named Lazarus who dies, lies four days in a tomb, and then is resurrected by Jesus Christ (John 11:1-44). When Jesus arrives at the site of the tomb to
A friend was complaining that other activities and demands from friends and family members were crowding time to study spirituality out of her day. She wanted more space to study, pray and be quiet with God, she protested. I said
If you’re ever tempted to think that you must prove yourself to others, step back a moment and appreciate the fact that you already have God’s approval. God is your Creator. God made you awesome, in the divine likeness. As