Coaching

Condemnation or Conviction?

Condemnation or Conviction?

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” John 8:17 (ESV) Do you ever wonder the difference between conviction and condemnation? How might that look in real life? Let’s look at a few of the differences. Condemnation comes from Satan. It makes us want to run from God. Condemnation is broad. Yet is also personal. Condemnation rarely addresses…

5 Personal Boundaries for a Healthy, Balanced Life

5 Personal Boundaries for a Healthy, Balanced Life

Y’all, I’m a bit boundary weary. I’ve had lots of boundary practice this month. How about you? I’m thinkin’ we need a respite. When my daughter is having a tough day, I send her videos of goats in pajamas, playing. It relieves tension. So here we go. We need a reward :) It’s hard trying to live within healthy boundaries. Last week I gave you five boundaries (out of ten) that are our responsibility. Today,…

Forgiveness and Trust are Not the Same

Forgiveness and Trust are Not the Same

Forgiving, forgetting, and trust. These actions would seem to go hand in hand, right? So why do we continue to remember the offense and why do we struggle with trusting again? These questions have plagued me many times. We feel guilty because we can’t forget. We are dismayed because we confuse trusting God with our situation and trusting people in our situation.  Forgiving and forgetting is nearly impossible. We are not given a lobotomy as a…

When Your Mountain Seems Too High

When Your Mountain Seems Too High

I was listening to a little Elvis Radio yesterday. Not very spiritual, I know. Although, he can belt out How Great Thou Art. He was singing the old Marty Robbins’ song, You Gave Me a Mountain,  But this time {Lord} you gave me a mountain A mountain I may never climb It isn’t a hill any longer You gave me a mountain this time As I listened, I thought about some mountains that I have had…