Seeking to Abide

The Lord is making me more and more aware of the pattern of fear being boss in my life. Over and over again I am seeing how I run from situations, relationships, and interactions. I am repeatedly noticing the loneliness I am left in when fear pushes me to run away. Very, very early this [...]

Acceptance and Belonging

Romans 15:7 tells us, "Therefore accept one another just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God."   Do you long for acceptance and belonging? I know that I do. We as humans generally want to feel that we are a part of something, we need to know that we have a place. [...]

Loneliness

Do you wrestle with loneliness? You are not alone. Loneliness is experienced by many people, but few admit it. Admitting to feeling lonely is difficult because we worry no one will understand. We find the subject of loneliness in the Psalms. David shares openly of his struggle with feeling lonely. David takes his neediness to [...]

We Need the Lord and Each Other

If someone asked you to describe the Lord and your experience of Him, What would you say? How does that influence your interactions with others and how you respond to pain and difficulties? Shadows are the result of something blocking the light. There are many things in life that cast a shadow on our faith [...]

Authenticity in the Adventure

Being transparent and authentic is difficult, actually it can be downright scary. But apart from choosing transparency in a friendship or relationship, there is emptiness. Sharing, holding heart secrets, being real about life, all build trust. Such friendships are great blessings. They feel safe, you feel understood, and you feel known. These kind of relationships [...]

Love in the Loneliness

“Until I find community enough in being with Jesus first, the entire restaurant wouldn’t suffice the aching that loneliness hungers to fill.” Choosing Real Bekah Jane Pogue Loneliness is very common. Loneliness is a neediness within that eats away at your heart like a cancer. Loneliness is defined as a “sadness because one has no [...]

Lord, I Need You, Always!

There is no truer statement. We are a needy people. My recent blogposts have narrowed in on our crumbling states of emotions that magnify our neediness before the Lord. I want to take one more look at these. Difficult times come up frequently in life and God's Word gives us so many tools to help [...]