I just saw this commercial on tv and immediately had to find it on youtube. Made me laugh at how many clients I have worked with that acted just like this. So funny.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
WOW! This is a great read about what it means to be crucified with Christ and also live at the same time.
*I will live out of who He says I am on my worst day.
*I will live out of who He says I am on my worst day.
*I will trust the Spirits power over my sin instead of my will power, promises, or resolve.
*I will trust His love of me as motivation rather than the ought of obligation.
*I will trust the power of the resurrection which lives in me to fight sin for me.
*I will allow others into my hidden stuff, so that Christ may protect me through them.
*I will learn to believe that Christ took my shame identity with Him to the Cross.
*I will learn to believe that Christ gave me a completely shame-free identity at the Cross.
*I will each day choose to live out of the total lack of God’s condemnation.
*I will chose to stop giving myself permission to live out of my own condemnation.
*I will grow to trust in the redemption found in Christ’s shed blood for every failure.
*I will die daily to the lie that I ought to, should be more than I am.
*I will die daily to the lie that I am not enough.
*I will die daily to the lie that one day I will be almost righteous enough.
*I will die daily to imagining that I have the power to kill sin by my good intentions.
*I will die daily to imagining that I have the power to manage my sin.
*I will daily grow to enjoy this new life of His power and freedom beyond my wildest dreams.
To read the entire post, click here.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Have you ever experienced the problem of anxiety getting in the way of doing what you need to do? I recently had this experience again when I met with a friend to help me do some marketing and web site brainstorming. This friend is full of wisdom, experience, and practical tools to help me and others like me grow our business. However, I felt like I was drinking out of a fire hydrant while meeting with him. I let the anxiety and overwhelmed feeling get in the way of doing something with the great information that he was giving me.
So, what can I do about it? One thing. I am going to take the one thing that stood out to me the most and begin to make a plan of how to accomplish it. I am an expert in some things in life, marketing is not one of them. I am choosing to not let anxiety and stress keep me stuck.
If you feel stuck with issues in your life, let's meet and talk about how you can find hope and healing in your life.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Ever found yourself wondering how to be good enough for God. Why do I keep doing the things I don't want to do that makes God made at me? Am I good enough for God to love me? Great resources from one of my favorite writing teams.
Check it out. You will not be disappointed.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
I recently had the opportunity to read a report by Josh McDowell that has some updated statistics about the use and availability of porn in our world today. These statistics are staggering when you look at the change in our world over the last 10 yrs alone. I believe with many other world church leaders that internet pornography is the biggest threat to the family. If you are caught in the trap or a family member is caught please ask for help. This is a bigger problem than you can fight on your own. You will need help and resources to find long term success and healing.
Below you will find the link to the McDowell's paper which includes these statistics.
Monday, October 3, 2011
So many times when I am counseling men, I hear these words "I just wish God would take this away from me". Whenever I hear that from a man who is struggling with lust, sexual impurity, or sexually addictive behaviors, I have to stop them and ask, "What is it you are asking God to remove"? Often we want God to just zap the struggle out of us, miraculously "remove all our shortcomings", take it way. I have found that the healing is in winning the battle over lust. Walking the journey out with others who can help you along the way.
The Message version of James 5:16 says "Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. ". This says to me that part of the healing journey is walking this out with others and learning how to manage our temptation, lust and sin.
We were created to be sexual beings. God crafted this amazing gift of sexuality into each of us. We were created to be aroused by the sexuality around us. It is right and normal that we are "turned on" by the media and how much sexuality is in our culture today. We find our bodies and minds responding in a normal healthy way to the sexuality in our culture today. However, we are called to renew our minds. Romans 12:2 In this act of renewing our minds we are choosing to focus on healthy, Godly and relationship building things rather than t
he temptations that are around every corner.
So give yourself a break, acknowledge the temptation is there, acknowledge that you are normal and that the goal is to be successful in navigating this beautiful gift of sexuality and learn to manage it in a healthy marriage relationship. It's about learning to avoid the temptations, relationally confessing when the temptation is nearby, and choosing to connect sexually in a marriage relationship rather than false intimacy.