Okay, ladies, we are too old to still be falling for the okey doke. Which okey doke? The one when you fall for what someone says, which is completely contrary to what they do. Specifically, when your man whispers in your ear, “Baby, you know I love you.” Then he cusses you out when you ask him about a woman’s phone number in his pocket when he was supposed to be at his momma’s house. Cognitively, we KNOW this is not love–to be lied to and cheated on. But because he said THOSE words–“I love you”–we are willing to tolerate just about anything because of how THOSE words made us FEEL. Our heart tells us he loves us, but his actions are screaming that he doesn’t. [Read more…]
Do you find yourself in a lot of senseless arguments? Maybe you argue and fuss about the same things over and over again. Or, maybe you aren’t arguing about the same things, but you’re arguing with the same people. These folks know just how to push your buttons. Better yet, they dangle that bait out there in front of you, and just like a big fat hungry fish, you gobble it right up!
Many times people know exactly what they are doing when they bait you into an argument. They do it for several different reasons: [Read more…]
This is just a piece of my story, an important part of my story, that I feel it is time I share. Depression can happen even to a Christian. Funny thing was, I didn’t even know I was depressed, until I was almost at the point where I couldn’t get out of bed.
Just like the body can get sick, so can the mind, and yes, depression IS a mental illness. Satan has so many people afraid to call the names of things. We can cast out demons of this and that and call THEM by name, but we don’t want to call Depression by it’s name. Call that beast by its name and deal with it head on in the name of Jesus! [Read more…]
“No mercy will be shown to these who show no mercy to others. Mercy triumphs over judgment.”
~James 2:13 (GWT)
I woke up this morning with this topic so heavily on my mind (after my reading and praying time). When people repeatedly do something that is bad for them, sometimes it’s done out of ignorance, and other times it’s because of their deep “root system” or set of beliefs.
When we are children, there is a period in our young lives known as the “formative years” where we mentally process things in such a way that they become engrained into our consciousness and into our personality. It is at this time that “roots” i.e., beliefs are formed. [Read more…]