Be Seen

Be seen by God you are seen by God

By Melissa McLaughlin Be Seen The billboard slogan contained only two words: “Be Seen.” What were they advertising? A medical practice. Brilliant! They sold me! When calling for an appointment, it can be days, weeks or months before I can be seen by a doctor. I realize that medical offices are often understaffed and overworked, … Read more

How Can I Get Rid of Bad Thoughts?

How can I get rid of bad thoughts?

By Melissa McLaughlin We had just arrived home after visiting my parents for a home-cooked dinner. Mom packed us a hefty bag of leftovers, our very own “goodie bag”. My mom’s special recipe crispy chicken, homemade apple sauce, mashed potatoes and creamed corn. Mmm, mmm, good! But the crowning touch was her chocolate cake. Oh … Read more

How Can I Experience the Peace of God?

how can i experience the peace of god 7 ways

By Melissa McLaughlin We’ve all been there. That moment when anxiety, doubt or fear grips our heart with paralyzing force. As if the jaws of death are closing in, crushing our breath, imprisoning our thoughts, consuming our whole being. Unfortunately, even in those rare moments when our personal lives appear to be quietly coasting along, … Read more

Do Not Judge – What Did Jesus Really Mean?

Do Not Judge What did Jesus really mean?

By Melissa McLaughlin “Don’t judge.” “Judge not or you will be judged.” That is straight from the Bible. Perhaps among the most frequently quoted words, in fact. But what did Jesus really mean? Does it mean that my friend, who was physically and sexually abused by her father and brother, should pretend they have done … Read more