Jonnie Goodmanson is a Christian teacher, preacher and Holy Yoga guru at our church. She is a powerful voice leading people into a more whole-bodied life of worship. People get set free when she opens her mouth or puts pen to paper. I hope to share more of her thoughts in the future. By Jonnie … Continue reading Rebuking the Ghost (Jonnie Goodmanson)
It is not the sins we are tempted to commit that ought to frighten us, but the acts of justice we are never inspired to attempt.
When someone’s name is taken away, that person is dehumanized. In a very real way, our name is our identity. No one has the right to take it away or change it.
The true mark of Christian love isn’t revealed merely when we have nothing to gain, but precisely when we have everything to lose.
You are more than "a teetering, fallible contraption, always needing watching and patching, always on the verge of flapping to pieces."
So much of our growth happens through pain, and that pain comes in two forms. Pain we choose is called a discipline, while pain we do not choose is called a trial. Neither kind should be wasted.