Fighting Words Friday: The Power of 'Yes' and 'No'

I read this verse today and was so convicted. There is such wisdom here that I do not employ day to day in my life. Namely, I say ‘Yes’ to WAY too much. I’m a 7 on the Enneagram and I want to do everything. I want both/and almost all the time, so I say ‘Yes’ to much more than I can actually pull off, and it inevitably causes problems with my schedule. Lord, help me to be wise with my…

Fighting Words Friday: Love and Light

I can’t tell you how many times the stars have reminded me of God’s love and light. There have been countless nights when I have shaken my fist at the heavens asking God, “Why?!” Every time I have been in one of those desperate places in the night, I encounter the stars, shining bravely in the dark, and reminding me that no matter how dark the night gets, God’s love and light will be with me…

Fighting Words Friday: Glory in the Suffering

When I was younger, I never would have said that I would “glory” in my suffering. To “glory” means to ”take great pride or pleasure in.”  I’m a 7 on the Enneagram... which means I hate pain and avoid it at all cost, so this is not one of those verses I have always gravitated towards. But this is a broken world and pain comes to all of us in one way or another, and I can honestly say that while…