An Earnest Appeal to Listen to Your Friends

Sharon Community, Counseling 4 Comments

This week I’m in North Carolina spending time with family, so blogging will take a backseat until next week. However, something has been weighing on my heart the last few days so I thought I’d hop on here to write some brief thoughts about it. Maybe my words will hit some of you where you are at. One of the …

The Comforter

Sharon Counseling, Suffering 1 Comment

As a person who loves to do ministry through writing, it’s been an awesome privilege to write for a webzine called Ungrind. Designed for women and written by women, this online publication addresses one topic a month and features various articles dealing with that topic. The topic for August was “comfort,” and I wrote an article that is currently being …

How to Give Advice

Sharon Counseling, Encouragement 0 Comments

Some of you who know me and my husband know this has been a really stressful time for us. Ike is in the throes of applying to PhD programs. He wants to study theology so we’ve been looking at schools all over the country and the world. Now let me begin by saying that I totally underestimated this process. The …

The Judgment Olympics

Sharon Counseling, Discipleship 1 Comment

I am a terrible listener. Seriously. Whenever someone comes to me with a problem, my first reactions is to fix it with as many different nuggets of “wisdom” as I can possibly throw at them. It’s like an artillery barrage of Christian advice. I think there’s a part of me that secretly thinks I’ll look super holy if I can …