Tell your story! Seriously, once you share the hard stuff, several things happen:* it's not as devastating because it's no longer hidden* you actually "hear" it as told to someone else and often make more sense of it* your story helps someone* you take away the paralyzing power of what happened to you,… Continue reading Tell Your Story!
So I saw this meme on the internet, and thought I'd comment about it. And then God begins to peel the layers off and heal in between each so that your heart can once again love and receive love. It's a real process, for sure. It takes time--for me, several decades. It's not a pleasant… Continue reading Onion Layers
How do you know that someone is worthy of your trust? Most likely it's because they have proven themselves to you: they are dependable, they have kept your secret, they are loyal and supportive of you. It takes time, usually, to establish trust in someone. And a kind of "testing". God knows that it isn't… Continue reading Can We Trust God?
There's a sense of urgency in my spirit this morning. We need to pray for our nation! We have become acutely aware of how helpless we really are. We need God! Pray that God will pour out His mercy, His grace, His love, and cover our nation with it. The world too. But today, it's… Continue reading A Call to Prayer
Right now you may not feel much like shining. I know. It's a turbulent and strange time in our world. But, guess what? YOU are important. Oh, I know, you are aware of this. That's why you are trying to stay well and not get this virus. Your kids, husband, parents, friends, co-workers need… Continue reading Come On, Shine That Light!
"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
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have." Bob Marley Most of us have been through things that have shown us—beyond our imaginings—what we are capable of. As we think back on those horrible days we are in awe of our perseverance and accomplishment, wondering how we… Continue reading Strength: You’ve Got It
The words I used to put after "I am" were not very nice words at all. I didn't like myself much. I felt like I could never measure up or please everyone, although I spent most of my waking minutes trying. When I'd do something just for myself I'd feel extremely guilty and like I… Continue reading I AM
It really is simple. Everything we might choose for our goals boils down to being kind: Be kind to yourself. Be kind in your relationships. Be kind to the earth and animals. Be kind to others. Be kind in your words. Be kind in your thoughts. Be kind in your deeds. I think that about… Continue reading It’s So Simple