April 18, 2023
LILY Letter 106: Achieving Emotional Freedom

Jesus said His disciples would know the truth, and "the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). Jesus said that the truth would liberate them from being servants of sin (John 8:34). Whether we are in bondage to our own sins or stuck in trauma resulting from the sins of others, the remedy is redemption […]

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October 19, 2021
LILY Letter 28: The Power of Words

"Always remember that you and your dating partners have infinite potential, and God cares deeply about their hearts and souls--hearts you have the power to break or help heal. Make the intentional choice to be a wise friend and a healer. There are very few problems to which love is not the solution" (Jeff Teichert, Intentional […]

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July 13, 2021
LILY Letter 14: Freedom from Hatred

Have you ever noticed that the scriptural passage that begins “Love your enemies” ends with “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect”? (Matthew 5:44-48) I believe this is so because loving our enemies is the most difficult thing we will ever learn on the path to becoming like […]

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May 19, 2021
ON FEAR AND LOVE

During my mid-single years, I often heard the phrase "I hate dating." I even heard it from people who were actively making an effort to date--maybe even especially from those people. If I asked the reasons, I heard disparaging comments about the opposite sex, feelings about having hearts broken in the past, negative comments about […]

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May 4, 2021
THOUGHTS ABOUT THOUGHTS

What causes you the most pain? When I was 26 years old, I lost my little brother to cancer. The loss I felt was deeply painful. He was only 17. There was some feeling that "it wasn't meant to be this way" because he was so young. But, mainly, it was honestly just feeling the […]

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