Do not fear, do not fear, Written enough times to read for a year.
I call out to all believers, to look in the mirror to determine where you can be refined. Where can you bring your thoughts and words to a ‘finer state’? In which areas of your life can you surrender to the Lord, to return to purity?
I have bipolar disorder. I am chaos at best, and a wrecking ball of UPS and DOWNS at my worst.
A new life.. Reborn into a new beginning.. a beginning that did not include the fear, pain, or sorrow of a lost childhood.
As I await the next year and half to pass, I wonder what the new me will do. I had my first son as a teenager, a young teenager, I have known no life without kids, and I am beginning to wonder what my everyday will look like now.
Without this very intimate relationship we share, I'd be crying in a bowl of Cheerios, feeling like a failure today.
I will speak about the love of Jesus, the forgiveness of Jesus, the command that we love our neighbor, the teaching of turning our cheek not once, but forever (whether it is fair or not).
Your child may seem like the cutest thing in the world to you. I’m sure they are adorable, but we’ve seemed to lose sight of what constitutes ‘brattiness’. If your child screams no at you at the age of three, you need to put a stop to it. They are doing it to their teacher at school, as well, and their friends.
When someone we know is stuck, hurting, broken, confused, lost, and alone, we must reach out to the souls left out on the margins, detached and isolated from a world who does not understand.
In my mind, I was hiding in a dark closet that Jesus would never step in. When I say these words aloud, I imagine there are many people with issues I am unaware of, sitting in a closet somewhere, thinking Jesus would never enter, too.