Maribeth Poole

How Grace and Forgiveness Fit in the Equation

How Grace and Forgiveness Fit in the Equation

In the last blog we looked at the tragic reason the narcissist becomes egotistical rather than loving, which clashes with the heart of God, who loves him. God’s heart is tender towards the wounds and diminishing of each individual that incurs damaging blows to their personhood. He does not expect us to live past the […]

Narcissism Among Us. Where Are We on the Narcissistic Scale?

Narcissism Among Us. Where Are We on the Narcissistic Scale?

I have spent years processing the recollections of my life growing up in a ‘ toxic Christianized’ environment and the impact on me. Some pretty rough stuff happened. I am a missionary kid, born and raised for the first 14 years of my life in Nigeria. After not bonding well with my parents, I was […]

I Never Heard that Story in Sunday School

I Never Heard that Story in Sunday School little girl walking through book into heaven

It was likely in Sept. of 1995.  It was the first time I encountered God clearly interacting with a client and myself.   It was the best ‘Sunday school story’ I had ever heard!  I had been interacting with this lady for many months. (We will call her Tessa for the sake of confidentially.)  She came […]

When is it gossip? When is it not?

When is it gossip? When is it not? two women gossiping

I have had people come to me for help sorting out some distress and then talked in ‘code’, leaving out significant aspects of their distress. They are not wanting to be guilty of slandering another soul.    Have you heard sermons regarding gossip and felt convicted? There are a plethora of references that pop up when […]

Experiencing God and Scripture Through Our Attachment Patterns

Experiencing God and Scripture Through Our Attachment Patterns glasses focused

I have had prescription glasses for years due to stigmatism.  A couple years ago while interacting with a neurological ophthalmologist it was discovered that energy and light were traveling inappropriately through my brain circuitry. And thus, I now have the prisms embedded into my glasses. I now have improved eyesight, seeing the world more clearly. […]

My Distress Due to Lack of Unity and Reconciliation

My Distress Due to Lack of Unity and Reconciliation diverse-group-teamwork

God has gifted me richly with mentors who have contributed greatly to my becoming who I am today! I hold them as treasures and in high regard. [Names have been changed] Ben and James who significantly helped get a foundation built within me as I was grappling with the impact of my early childhood and […]