March 2017

Failed Out, by Hannah

Many years ago, I was an overcommitted overachiever who just wanted someone to tell me that I was acceptable and loved as I was. I couldn’t have put it in those words if you had asked me, but that’s really what all the work was about. I tried so many different things in an attempt…

Chased by God, by Elizabeth

It’s hard to admit that you need help but it’s even harder to admit that you need Jesus. I mean come on….I can’t really be that messed up, right? Jesus is, after all, just a crutch and with everything I know about a “father” He is not something that I want in my life. When…

Loving the Unlovable

I grew up learning about Jesus, but unfortunately, my head twisted the way I thought about Him to make Him a very driving taskmaster who was always waiting for you to mess up. And then would rub your nose in your mess-up to remind you of why you needed to do better next time. In…

Judging In My Insecurity

Well, this is one of those posts that I don’t want to write because it (more than usual) exposes all my flaws and issues and doesn’t make me feel good. But one of the things I’ve learned over these past 10 years in counseling is that raw vulnerability in my own problems is often a…