Unconditional Love and Boundaries... The two almost seem like polar opposites. We seem to think that unconditional love means love without boundaries. But that's not the case. In order to deeply love someone, there has to be boundaries. Love with no boundaries leads to resentment and pain, for one person or both. Yes, God's love… Continue reading Devotion: Unconditional Love vs. Boundaries
This blog used to have a different name. It was once called Wine and Weekends. This blog used to be about me, about my life, about “things” I had and “things” I did. But over time, God taught me that when I make it all about me, I’m going to fail. So after 3 years… Continue reading A Vision Made New
Sometimes life happens. Sometimes we get ourselves in trouble and sometimes trouble follows us around. That's life. Life isn't always good, but God is. And one of the best things I ever started doing was journaling. I write down my prayers and my thoughts as often as I can, and I try to take notes… Continue reading Remembering the Miracles
My whole life - I've been known as the happy one, the positive one, the glass-half-full one, a positive Polly. I'm known to tell people to love themselves fiercely and that anything could always be worse. I'm an uplifter. I like making people happy. I get so excited about the smallest things - and I… Continue reading Toxic Positivity as a Coping Mechanism
I don’t know if it’s for everyone, but I had to do it. What I’ve learned about women- An informative read for boys (of all ages) from a man WARNING: UNAPOLOGETIC EXPLICIT LANGUAGE 2nd WARNING: Long post alert By Dustin Haberer An Open Letter to Boys, from a Man (about Women) Soooo my fiancé does… Continue reading An Open Letter to Boys, from a Man (about Women)
Before I even get into the point of this post, if you believe in the power of Jesus - you must believe that we are not defined by our past failures, but in the power of Christ that makes us new. So if you are someone reading this that has made mistakes in relationships in… Continue reading Devotion: Becoming “Ezer”
Devotion: Can you really cast all of your anxiety on God? It's easy to pick out the verse 1 Peter 6 to make ourselves feel good in the moment. It reads, "Cast all your anxiety on God because he cares for you." As someone with faith and belief that God loves us, forgives us, and… Continue reading Devotion: Can you really cast all of your anxiety on God?
I’ve had an incredible life growing up. I never had to watch my mom worry about money. I got to go to other countries and places that kids could only dream about online. And I never felt like I took that for granted. I was always grateful and thanked God for my life and my… Continue reading An Open Letter in Unlearning Untaught Behaviors . An unconventional tribute to my father.
Weekender's Devotions Isaiah 43:18b-19 Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there. How easy is… Continue reading Devotion: In the Middle of Chaos
The Surface will Distract You I have NEVER been afraid of the ocean; I think it is mesmerizing. There is nowhere on the planet that I feel closer to God than in the ocean. Maybe it's because of the happy memories that I have of going to the beach as a child, or maybe because… Continue reading Devotion: The Surface will Distract You