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Ever have that dream where you’re naked and don’t realize it until you’re at school or work? People laugh at you, you’re humiliated and wake up in a panic of cold sweat? Well, what if I told you that you’re doing that, but on a spiritual level? The guy on the left is ready to march the catwalk. The guy on the right is ready to march into battle. Are you spiritually clothing and arming yourself daily? We are entrenched in a battle, yet we are often unprepared. In the coming weeks, Beth and I are going to discuss this in a series about What To Wear. Check out what Beth’s got in her closet…

A seasoned Broadway veteran and film actress auditioned for the leading role in the Disney animated film Tangled. She did not land the role. Instead, the role of Rapunzel was voiced by singer and actress, Mandy Moore. It was probably upsetting for the Broadway star to not land that role, but while she was there, decision-makers, movers and shakers that heard her thought she’d be perfect for another upcoming project. That other project happened to be the mega-hit Frozen, and that actress was none other than Idina Menzel who voiced the role of Elsa. Let It Go was the biggest song of 2013-14. Sometimes we have to lose what’s good so we can gain what’s best. That doesn’t make it hurt less in the short term, I know. Trust me, I know rejection. I’ve been on roughly 100 auditions. So, I consider myself an expert. I think I’ve earned that!…

Beth bared her soul about middle school – which made me contemplate how we carry those wounds from that period of life for the rest of our lives. Isn’t that stupid?! I began 6th grade at a school my mom had taken a new job at. I was excited for a change, but that excitement quickly turned sour as I struggled to fit in. I began getting in trouble, which resulted in detention every day. Six months, I had detention daily. I sometimes even showed up if I didn’t have it and would say “I’m making up for next week”. I was miserable. One boy with a rat tail in his hair pushed me over the edge. I told him if he kept making fun of me, I’d cut his tail off. He challenged me. And I did it. He burst into tears, screaming. I became legend. But I didn’t…

First, let me tell you about Fay. She was my counselor & helped me thru the most difficult time of my life. Her counsel stopped me from ruining my life. I now consider her not only a dear friend, but a mentor. It was a visit with Fay a while back that changed my view on the parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. We talked a lot about what the oil represents. How it represents the things we do in private; preparations for His calling. I tend to live out loud. I don’t have a lot of secrets, but the Lord has been working with me on the things I do privately. He took me back months to that conversation with Fay. So, now I’m doing things in private that I cannot share with the masses just yet. Not that it’s because they’re anything exciting. It’s not even…