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Spin Cycle

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. --Matthew 11:29    Sometimes I won’t let go so I get dragged. I keep hoping things will change and someone will wake up. I don’t want to accept reality. The situation is painful and heart breaking - if I just tried harder….. Insanity makes me insane. Attempting to fix what is broken. Playing God because I don’t think He will do what’s needed. Obviously He…

Hamster Wheel

For now am I seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10 ESV Someone I love is choosing things that aren’t good for them. Destructive things. Things that make me anxious and scare me. I speak into it. They say all the right things and continue as they are. I say more. And more. And…

Love Lets Go

But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me. Psalm 13:5-6 NIV Love is patient, love is kind. Love isn’t control. It doesn’t make you crazy or leave you drained, empty and alone. It protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres. Persevering isn’t hanging on to something or someone who isn’t good for me. Something I serve instead of God. Something consuming. Love isn’t • Rescuing…

Forgive and Get Free

“Holding a grudge doesn’t make you strong; it makes you bitter. Forgiving doesn’t make you weak; it sets you free.”   --davewillis.org Without exception, the hardest work I’ve ever done is the work of forgiveness. Forgiveness is difficult because - I don’t always want to forgive. I’ve been hurt deeply. My trust was betrayed. My heart and mind cry out for justice. It feels unforgiveable - yet I must forgive. I know forgiveness is for me – so I won’t become…

Wasteland Streams

Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”   God can do anything – He can even provide streams in the wasteland. Without a doubt, my wasteland is the wounded people I love - those incapable of  the relationship I want, desire, crave. I want so much…

Guard Your Heart

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. --Proverbs 4:23 I recently attended a workshop where the speaker said, [bctt tweet="Your circumstances, your outer life are a reflection of your inner one." username="LizPetruzzi"]   WOW. This made a lot of sense to me. If I believe I deserve a “less than” life, the decisions I make or don’t make will reflect that. Let me pause for a moment and share what I’m not saying. I’m…