Spring Cleaning

By |May 6th, 2013|

We all have a closet or drawer in our house where we store our junk. For some of us this is a small drawer to throw extra pens or loose change. Others, like myself, have a whole junk closet filled with old books, games that are no longer played, clothes that don’t fit, parts to household electronics that we can’t find, and the list goes on.

This year, as I started my Spring Cleaning, I began with my junk closet and found many of the above-mentioned items. Some of the items were painful to see, reminding me of how things used to be. Other items, brought both joy and sadness, like the pair of vintage blue dress shoes that belonged to the grandmother I lost several years ago.

All this cleaning got me thinking about how our hearts and minds get cluttered. Much like the closet full of junk in the hall, we all have memories and feelings we have stuffed away in the recesses of our minds. Thoughts we hope will just go away. Feelings that resurface over and over, that we try to avoid. Thinking that if we pull them out it will cause too much pain. We hope instead we can just close the door and forget. The trouble with this is that just like the junk piles up in the closet our feelings have a way of sticking around and getting in the way until we deal with them. Hurts turn into anger, anger turns to bitterness, bitterness leads to hurtful actions which bring guilt and then shame. So what is the trouble with this? With all the emotional junk piled up we don’t have room for the good. It is important that […]

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A History Lesson

By |May 6th, 2013|

I want to ask you a question. What is history? I have asked this questions so many times in class, and the answers have always fascinated me.

“It’s the story about what happened before.”
“It’s the past.”
“It’s what we read in books and we hear from teachers.”
“It’s what we are told about what went on a long time ago.”
“It’s what happened through the eyes of the winners.”

What would happen if we thought about history a little differently? What if, instead, we looked at history as His story? Think about that. History as we normally think of it exists only in the past. His story includes the past, the present, and the future. God’s story began before the creation of the world, it is being written now in the present, and many chapters will be penned in the future.

What’s more, we are a part of His story. We rarely think of ourselves as being part of history, yet we are certainly part of His story. And not just some footnote or stuffed into the appendix. We have our own chapter in His story.
It’s critical that we understand our story in light of His story. Understanding how God has written His story into yours, in all the ways that happens, enable you to be more intentional about sharing His story with others.

We help you discover your story at His Story Coaching and Counseling. We exist to be a place where your story is heard, and His story is revealed!

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