When You Feel Forgotten

This admission embarrasses me, but in an attempt to certify my understanding, I’ll share it: as a kid I craved popularity. I didn’t just desire to be one of the “in” chicks, but I wanted to be liked by everyone. I wanted my parents to enjoy me as well as my peers. Maybe I craved […]

A Face-off with the Green-eyed Monster

“We all stumble in many ways” James tells us (James 3:2). Everyone, regardless of personality or privilege, will struggle with their flesh. The concern comes when we stumble but don’t struggle. In other words, am I giving in to my sinful inclinations–today, envy–or am I fighting against it? Do I excuse it (or even nurture […]

Staying Calm in a Chaotic Situation

!!The power of overreacting!! For years it has irritated my husband and me how kids’ television shows promote this idea of escalated feelings. You hear such things like the following: Oh, no, what will we do! We have a really big problem.  Really?  What are we talking about here? I realize these shows are trying […]

Interview with TBYT

I recently had the privilege of interacting with Kimberly Taylor, the creator and author of Take Back Your Temple. She posed these questions to me: 1. What are your favorite scriptures that help you manage your emotions and why? 2. What are 3 of your best tips to help others manage their emotions in Godly ways? […]