JUDGE (v): to form a judgment or opinion of; decide upon critically

Exodus 23:4-5 "If you meet your enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, you shall bring it back to him. If you see the donkey of the one who hates you lying down under its burden, you shall refrain from leaving him with it; you shall rescue it with him." Talk about a reality check. …

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UNASHAMED (adj): not ashamed; not restrained by embarrassment or consciousness of moral guilt

Romans 1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." "Royal Caribbean Comfort" is what I now like to call it. All things Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is one thing I am not …

ALL (n): one’s whole interest, energy, or property

"Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In ALL your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6 I am not called to trust God with some of my heart and acknowledge God in some of my ways. No! The holy, sacred …

Overcoming the Snooze Button

I would wake up at 5 AM, refreshed and rejuvenated. Coffee would be brewing and the world would be silent, the air crisp, and the sun just beginning to wake. My husband and I would make our bed, discussing our sleep and dreams, excited for the day to come. Once the coffee had been poured and …

Turning Points

Let’s take a walk. But, uh, watch your step. It’s kind of messy along here. There’s a lot of broken stuff and, well, I’m pretty flabbergasted about how it got this way. Honestly, I don’t know how any of it happened. Actually, that’s not true. I remember it all way better than I would like. …