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?
Hey there. How are you doing? Are things a bit rough right now? If you are stressed and worried, it may not help, but you are not alone in that. A lot of us are struggling. Trying to find "what's next?". Sometimes I have dark days. I'm sure you have days like that too. I… Continue reading But How Can I Fly?
So here’s the deal. It’s NOT always sparkle and shine in my life. There are days like this week when I am burdened for a precious friend and feel helpless in the situation. When I am a bit tired of working, parenting alone, being this age with kids, being indoors, wanting something fun, loneliness, just… Continue reading Life Ain’t Always Sunshine and Roses
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
"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
A friend of mine is going through a heartbreaking time. I made this for her today, and thought I'd post for anyone else who needs to hear it. The "He" in this quote is God, and the words are from the Bible. Several years ago, when I was enduring the same kind of emotional devastation… Continue reading He Will Heal The Brokenhearted