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    Silence on the Battlefield

    I think the enemy knows what our calling is, far before we do and he does everything he can to stop or thwart that from coming to fruition. He certainly knows the power and authority available to us through Christ. The ranks of the enemy desperately want to stop us from using the tools and authority that God has given us.  For many of us, the enemy starts in on us from a very early age. Please know that if you encountered tragedy and trauma from an early age, then there is a strong call on your life and once you step fully into your identity in Christ, you will…

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    My heart belongs to Jesus

    Once upon a time I would say that I was spiritual rather than religious. I did that because my Christianity was more focused on a personal relationship with God as opposed to religious rules and rituals. I have been pursuing God from a space of grace rather than legalism. I wanted others to know that I wasn’t one of those judgmental old fuddy duddies. I wasn’t going to shove Jesus down their throat and count the ways they were going to Hell. I needed them to know that I was one of the good guys. However, when I notice people stating they are spiritual instead of Christian, I now hesitate.…

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    What is Sin?

    What is sin? Baby don’t hurt me, don’t hurt me…no more. If you didn’t sing that in tune I may have to question our friendship. 😂 But seriously, let’s take a look at what sin is. It is easy to think of sin as a list of negative actions or thoughts to avoid. Some even think that God looked down and said “oh they are just having too much fun, let me take away their enjoyment!” Not true at all.  Sin is actions and thoughts that damage our souls. All sin has a consequence. God adores us so much that he desires to protect us from not only consequences but…

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    Perfection

    One of our biggest struggles, is we continually attempt to find perfection in our flesh. We keep seeking perfection in our sinful nature. But the only perfection we can ever experience is that of the Living God within us. Once we can admit to our frailty and our flaws and the fact that we can never be perfect while on this Earth, then we can lean into the help of the Holy Spirit and fully rely on that help, in absolutely every area of our life. It is our striving that is the most uncomfortable aspect of our spirituality. Because we are always reaching for that which is unattainable. God…

  • Blog,  Codependent Chronicles

    What is Codependency?

    Codependency is usually thought of as one person clinging to another, but it is actually a behavioral condition. In a relationship, one person enables another person’s addiction, poor mental health, immaturity, irresponsibility, or under-achievement. Among the core characteristics of codependency is an excessive reliance on other people for approval and a sense of identity. Codependents need to feel needed, find their identity from someone else, and rely on their relationships to give them a sense of purpose. People with codependency unconsciously seek out love, validation, and approval from everyone around them. The Cliff Notes for, codependency is defined as excessive emotional or psychological reliance on a partner, or in simpler terms, one who is extremely needy…