Raw Honest Brave

God Is The Great “Recycler”

Okay, so this post is very open and raw. I have made myself vulnerable in order to reach you. I'm telling another part of my story. I believe that God wants to use all of our experiences as a way to connect with--and maybe bring hope to--another person's heart. I'm really glad that He does… Continue reading God Is The Great “Recycler”

Inspiration

Relinquish

    I wrote this during a time of excruciating difficulty.  I feel that someone needs it, as well as I , right now.  Because I've been a control-freakish-type person, relinquishing has been really hard for me.  But, I do know that Jesus is the One I turn to.  Hope this helps you today.  Hugs… Continue reading Relinquish

Inspiration, Keepin' It Real

With ALL My Heart?

I say I love and follow Jesus with all of my heart. But the true story is that I can only love with the part that’s been healed from its wounding. Feeling abandoned and rejected, looking for love in all the wrong places because of my abuse (can I get an amen?), not loving myself… Continue reading With ALL My Heart?

Inspiration, Keepin' It Real

Sewing the Patches of Our Lives into Wings

Do you feel worn out, ragged, in bits and pieces? Sometimes we feel as if the world has pulled at us so much that there’s no resemblance to the person we were. And sometimes it’s a good thing, because we needed to change into the glorious creature we are created to be. The wondrous thing… Continue reading Sewing the Patches of Our Lives into Wings

Keepin' It Real

Telling Toys About Jesus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqSeD5xSfME     I hope you enjoy this most precious video of my speech-and-language-impaired son. I printed out what he is saying (with a little interpretation). I don’t want you to miss a bit of it. Here is the whole story. M loves Pokemon. He likes to look them up and find videos and information… Continue reading Telling Toys About Jesus

Keepin' It Real

Without Jesus It’s All Downhill

Without Christ in me I can do nothing. Well I can do things but if I want what I do to be effective and worthwhile, I need to be guided by his Holy Spirit—Him living in me. I’m a pretty independent sort. Even as a preschooler I would take care of myself without “bothering” my… Continue reading Without Jesus It’s All Downhill

Words To Help

YOU are Amazing!! And don’t you forget it!

You ARE amazing!! I finally began to believe that about myself after a few days of saying it out loud in front of the mirror. The year was 2008. For most of my life I'd felt "less-than" so it took a bit of making a firm choice and perseverance to follow this program.   I'd… Continue reading YOU are Amazing!! And don’t you forget it!

Keepin' It Real

Doubt is Unbelief

Stop doubting and believe! John 20:27 Jesus' disciples had just been through the worst time of their lives. Jesus, their  teacher and friend, had been killed and placed in a tomb. Three days later when some of the disciples told Thomas they had seen Jesus as the risen Lord, Thomas told them he had to… Continue reading Doubt is Unbelief

Christmas Reflections, Inspiration

We Are Not Alone

  "Christmas is a reminder that we are not alone." My aunt shared this quote with me and it resonated within me. God touched humanity with Jesus---the greatest gift of all. Love came down at His birth. He provided a way to live with HOPE in the midst of despair. To have a FRIEND when… Continue reading We Are Not Alone

Words To Help

Deepak Chopra: Movement to Prevent Suicide

Thrive Global has published a good read concerning suicide. Deepak Chopra, a spiritual leader and alternative medicine expert has launched a global movement to encourage and empower those who are struggling with their mental health to reach out. And to help them realize that they are not alone in their struggle. "Chopra wants to do… Continue reading Deepak Chopra: Movement to Prevent Suicide