Showing posts from August, 2016

Lying on the side of the road...


Before you hurt someone, feel.

When the Lord saw her he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” Luke 7:13

I am a people-pleasing junkie. I admit it. If there was a support group for people like me, I would be there with my hand raised, ready to say, “Hi, my name is Renee and I am a people-pleasing addict.” And then I would go on to confess how many times I fell off the wagon that week. It's in my nature. I know it's wrong to please people before we please God, but I do it without thinking all of the time. Along that vein, I have to admit that I did not want to write this. I’ve been fighting it since I received the letter, but God won’t give me anything else to write about, so I’m doing it. I want to write about happy things, but God seems to have other plans for me. These words do need to be written and they need to be read by many in the Christian community.
In one month I had two very different encounters about the same issue. I think they display the difference between Jesus's love and …