Today, I want to build on an idea I’ve previously journaled on but not shared publicly: reputation is the essence of the flesh. I’m referring to the “flesh” talked about in the New Testament. In most places where Paul talks about the flesh versus the spirit, you can understand him to be referring to one’s […]Read More Reframing
Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them. Romans 12:14 (NLT) I remember watching a video not too long ago of a police officer dragging a black girl out of her school desk and not knowing what story about the context to believe. I also remember feeling a strong […]Read More Upending Anger
I’m not waiting for another opportunity. I am not waiting for a chance to make it big in life, strike it rich, or become famous. The truth is that I am famous to God. Being known and adored by God is the most elevated position in the universe. I’m already at the pinnacle of success, […]Read More Opportunity
This is the second time it’s happened—hitting a wall, that is. You know, the emotional kind. You know you’ve hit the metaphorical wall when you can’t think, you can’t process conversation, you can’t make a sound. The air gets stuck in your throat and the universe seems to pause. In moments like these, I’m not […]Read More Tightrope
Whenever I speak out of frustration: I end up partnering with someone else’s demonic opposition I fail to partner with God’s answer of provision for the person or issue I’m speaking about I act as though I believe the person I am speaking against does not hear from God I neglect my ability to contribute […]Read More Whenever I Speak
It often feels to me like there really are no safe or reasonable assumptions in life. I think my feeling is based on the experience that hurt happens and people die and flowers grow and the supreme court makes people angry. I don’t want to change my assumptions based upon my experiences. I want to choose […]Read More Can You Avoid Assumptions?
“Wow, this is deep,” I mused. I find myself enraptured by the words I read on the screen, when the inevitable moment arrives: I disagree with the author. “No, that’s a horrible way to look at it. This is exactly the mindset that irritates me about people today.” Then I remember a crucial detail: I’m […]Read More Detox Agents