Open the Door to Others

Gina Butz courage, relationships 0 Comments

  “To open yourself to another person, to stop lying about your loneliness and your fears, to be honest about your affections, and to tell others how much they mean to you-this openness is the triumph of the child of God over the Pharisee and a sign of the dynamic presence of the Spirit.” (Brennan Manning, Abba’s Child). We lie …

He Makes Me Brave

Gina Butz courage, faith 0 Comments

I recently started a new role in our ministry, and I find myself again in uncomfortable places. They’re uncomfortable because they are unfamiliar. I’m being introduced to people I don’t know as someone who has something to offer. I don’t know how they will respond to my ideas, my actions, if they want what I have to give. They’re uncomfortable …

Do It Scared

Gina Butz anxiety, courage 1 Comment

So I have this ambition to write a book about transition. I’m good at ambition – I’m ambitious about a lot of things. But most of those things are within my grasp, private, typical. Or if they aren’t, no one knows about them anyway, so they don’t know that I failed. In this, success or failure is not something I …

No More Fear

Gina Butz anxiety, peace 0 Comments

I’ve noticed many people lately have posted a link to a video about the danger of having location services on when we take photos with our phones. I confess, when I first watched the video, I was rattled for the first couple minutes. Then I got to the part where it told me that all I had to do to …