Respond or React?

By: Linda Merriott Anger. We all have lost our temper at times. But when anger becomes a predominant emotion, we have a problem.  The Bible says ugly, hateful words should never come from our mouths, but if we grew up in angry homes, we learned how easily tempers can flare (Ephesians 4:29-32 The Passion). When we become parents, we tend …

Invalidation

By Joyce Herron, Founder of Trinity Christian School, Lubbock, TX Invalidation is to reject, ignore, mock, judge or diminish someone’s feelings. Emotional abuse victims can become so convinced that they are worthless that they believe that no one else could want them. Their ultimate fear is being all alone. Recently, as I was reading John 5, I recalled a lesson …

Your Summer Prayer

Holy Father,   It’s summer and my schedule has suddenly changed. Children need full-time care again. I’m excited, but know from experience that this creates its own source of challenges. I’m glad You are my Source to run to when I don’t know what else to do.    First, I ask that this be a summer that I don’t lean on what I see and understand with my own …