Grief can visit us for countless reasons and it doesn’t care what time of year it is. The holidays really intensify your sorrow. THANKFUL, GRATEFUL and BLESSED is written across everything, while you struggle to feel any of that. Everyone is excited to gather and feast, but you can only think of how crushing it’ll be to paste on some happy […]
I know that title is HARD to swallow, but hear me out… I’m not a licensed counselor, but I’ve gained experience from abuse and hard-won freedom that a licensed counselor may not have. Am I altogether healed? I’m not sure that I ever can be in this life where sin is ever present. Am I mostly […]
We all need God to save us from our sin — to stand in our place on the front line of a spiritual battle we can never win. You can read my testimony here. Some of us also need God to save us from someone else’s sin.
Two years ago, I sat in a therapist’s office in the greatest distress I could imagine. Where are You, Lord? If You love me, why would You allow me to suffer like this? I had always been distrustful of the mental health-care system, yet there I was, desperate for whatever help I could get. Our insurance […]
It amazes and frightens me how simple words can affect others for good or evil. They literally have the power to heal or destroy. I could go really deep here, but it’s one of those days to keep it short and sweet. You’re welcome. haha! I only want to share one occasion where someone’s simple […]
Growing up and well into adulthood, I experienced abuse, deception and betrayal by men who were supposed to protect me. That most of this was under a “Christian” banner, crushed me the worst. I didn’t have the convenience of talking about it until recently. I know all about sucking it up and shoving it down, […]
This morning I woke up with more feelings of the downward drag than usual. Negative thoughts criss-crossed my mind, performing exactly as they’re designed to, to take me down emotionally & spiritually. I ran down the list of physical things that could have me feeling more vulnerable… couple of clues there. Fears of every sort […]