If I asked you to tell me the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Lent, what would you say?
The first day of spring is just a few days away and the term “Spring Cleaning” will start floating into conversations among my friends. It’s interesting that society sees cleaning our dwelling places at this time of year as a priority, but not the need to cleanse our souls.
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My washing machine broke. This had me spinning because it was less than three years old.
I usually know it’s time to get together with some girlfriends when I start talking to my husband about home decor, my latest recipes, or how I want to try a new shampoo for my hair in the wintertime. He gives me a deer-in-the-headlights look and I realize that no matter how wonderful of a man he is — and he’s truly my best friend — he’s just not a replacement for the women-friends in my life.
As I struggle to surrender a family crisis to God, I find myself getting caught in the weeds. My swirling thoughts ensnare me and pull me down under the waves of this storm as I replay conversations over and over again in my mind. I start to sink.
In my work of ministering to God’s daughters, I listen to stories of hurts, neglect, abandonment, and other traumas every day. The reality of human woundedness is heartbreaking. Many emotional moments are experienced during a typical coaching session! What I want to tell you about today, though, is the most emotionally powerful moment of all.