The Power of Unforgiveness
I am not saying that forgiveness isn’t a tough process. Because it is. Restoration from the pain of lost trust, misused vulnerability or betrayed humanity is intentional and filled with grief. There must be awareness of what was lost, mourning the loss before there can be blessing in the new. This is the Paschal […]
When I first started this blog, it was locked behind a password and only a couple of people were invited to read along. If you were to go way back to the beginning and read those entries, you would meet a people pleasing pastor who had burned out and subsequently made several very poor choices. […]
Which Came First?
Adam and Eve were placed in the garden created for them, each of the crafted to live in communion with their Creator. From that relationship, the man and the woman would get their sense of self – their purpose and value in the world. Connection with God was the foundation of their identity. In the […]
Favorite Books of 2014
Getting one more post in, just under the wire for 2014. So, first thing – Happy New Year! My hope for you is that you enjoy a time of reflection on the good and bad of 2014 and what you’ve learned, and get ready to develop closer communion with God in the year upcoming. As I […]
Image of the Invisible God
He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. – Colossians 1:15 The second commandment (see Identity and the Second Commandment) says that we are not to create any images of God, nor are we to serve an idol of our own creation. For any representation that we, as broken image […]
All About That Bass
I’ll admit it, I like the Meghan Trainor song All About That Bass. It is on my iPhone. It’s catchy and I can sing and dance to it (thought that is something none of you will ever see – you can thank me when you see me). Also, I do appreciate the message of the damaging […]
What is Identity?
What change do you want to make in your leadership, relationships, discipleship or life? This video briefly talks about the first necessary step to improving confidence, energizing discipleship, improving leadership, avoiding burnout, and improving involvement among a church’s congregation. What is Identity? from Scott Perkins on Vimeo. Grab the What is Identity worksheet here. I work […]
Kiss Anxiety Goodbye
The November issue of Healthy Living magazine contains an article I wrote about anxiety and a healthy step everyone can and should make to overcome it. In Christ we have the power. Our leadership and relationships flourish when not controlled by anxiety. Emotionally, physically, and spiritually our lives will improve as well. Anxiety in our […]
What Is Acceptance?
So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. – Matthew 22:10 The king had sent out a save the date announcement about his son’s upcoming wedding. Preparations were made and time went by, […]
What Do You Crave?
Several years ago, a dietitian friend who was helping me to lost weight gave me these words of wisdom: Your body craves what you feed it. That becomes one of the major challenges of changing eating habits, the cravings that you cannot seem to stop thinking about for the food you used to eat. So, […]