Reflections on the Journey

Why Do I Feel I Must Be Perfect?

Why Do I Feel I Must Be Perfect?

I am currently working toward getting a master’s degree in Counseling Ministries. As part of that degree, I have to do a semester interning as a chaplain in a hospital. I had no idea what I was getting myself into…

Let’s Be Real

Let’s Be Real

Emotional healing is hard. We are often in the dark about why we do the things we do. For example, why do we leave one abusive relationship, and land in another? Why is our job never good enough? We leave…

Where Was God During Your Tragedy?

Where Was God During Your Tragedy?

Last week, I asked the question, “If God is loving, why is the world so evil?” For those of us who have suffered greatly, we may be asking God more personal questions, such as: “Why did you allow this to happen…

Has Your Faith Hit a Wall?

Has Your Faith Hit a Wall?

In the theology course I took this summer, we studied the book The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith by Robert A. Guelich and Janet O. Hagberg.* In this book, the authors describe six stages that Christians might go through…

How Do We Make Sense of the Bible?

How Do We Make Sense of the Bible?

I am taking a theology class at my local seminary. In it, we are learning how to correctly interpret the bible. I thought I would pass along some of what I am learning. When we read the bible, how literally…

The Lion of Judah

The Lion of Judah

If you have been following me for very long, you know that I often share contemporary songs in my blogs that have meaning to me. Today, I would like to share “The Lion and the Lamb” by Big Daddy Weave.*…

What Voices Are You Listening To?

What Voices Are You Listening To?

What do you hear about yourself when you listen to your inner voice? Do you hear how wonderful, smart and strong you are? Or, do you hear a negative voice, one that says you are lazy, fat and stupid? Maybe…