A Closer Walk: The Idolatry of Approval

I never thought of family as an idol. I mean how could wanting your family’s love and approval be idolatry? For many years I longed to be loved and accepted by my family—but loved and accepted for myself. Unfortunately, it was that longing to be myself that created a great many of my family problems.…

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A Closer Walk: Who Do You See In Your Mirror?

Who do you see in your mirror because how we see ourselves is crucial to advancing the Kingdom of God. I struggled for years with the image of “conqueror” or “overcomer” because of my early experiences with abandonment. What my head knew, was frequently at odds, with what my heart felt. It’s all very well…

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Rejection, Heartache and a Faithful God by Lysa Terkeurst

 No person’s rejection of me can ever exempt me from God’s love for me.“ A Gut-Honest Look at Love.” That was the title of my first blog post of this year. Based on 1 Corinthians 13, I wrote, “Love isn’t what I have the opportunity to get from this world, love is what I have…

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