A Crack In My Vertical
What do Christians do when we’re frustrated, angry, sad, depressed, afraid, or feel any other of a myriad of negative emotions? How can we find the source of the problems, especially when we’re often told we shouldn’t be feeling those things as believers? Dr. Deb Waterbury has addressed this very issue from the pulpit and in her counseling sessions, coining the phrase, “There’s a crack in my vertical!” It is Dr. Deb’s assertion that believers have at their disposal the ability to live in a continuous state of love, peace, joy, contentment, and harmony, though she admits we seldom, if ever, get there. However, since Jesus has given all of these things, why can’t we access them daily? A Crack in My Vertical examines exactly what might be missing in our relationships with Jesus that can affect these five emotions, giving practical and useable suggestions on what we can do to repair those cracks!
We Are Mother Abraham
Meet Katherine Matthis, mother of two, wife of one, and struggling with an all-too-common dilemma— how does a mother protect her children and let them go at the same time? Katherine’s oldest is Patty, a young lady who’s lost her way amidst her fear of failure, and who now finds herself drowning in a sea of drugs and bad choices. Katherine has tried everything to help her daughter, but nothing works. Patty simply sinks deeper and deeper. Amidst this torment, Katherine’s bible study has embarked on a new book called Mother Abraham, the story of Sarah and her struggle to watch her only miracle son be led off to certain death at the behest of her God. As Katherine begrudgingly reads the book, she finds herself drawn to Sarah’s story, so much like her own. And while she looks for solace in their shared experiences, she stumbles on the truth of motherhood she never saw, a truth that brings healing to her wounded mother’s heart.
The Lies That Bind
We are often bound by lies, lies about who we are and who God is and lies about what that means in our lives. Those lies start when we are young, often having their beginnings with a word or an action or a deed, and those lies are insidious. We don’t realize that our very identities are being built on a foundation of illusion, but that’s exactly the way the Enemy wants it. Because if he can keep us confused about who we really are in Christ, then the work we can be doing on behalf of our Savior is stunted in pain and misery as those lies build on themselves throughout our lives.Dr. Deb Waterbury gets real in The Lies that Bind, a very candid look into her own life as she exposes five specific lies that Satan told her about who she was and how those lies derailed her well into adulthood. How can we break those bonds and what truths must we replace those lies with once we expose them to the light of truth? This book is a book of deliverance. Every lie is exposed, and then each chapter ends with a prayer of deliverance and a list of Scripture verses that tell the beautiful truth that Satan doesn’t want you to know about who you are as a child of God, the beloved bride of Christ. Break the bondage of the lies you’ve lived in, and live as the free child of the Most High that you are!