…Continued from 2-15-16 I have to say that being romanced by God has by far been the most wonderful experience of my life. But how? You may be thinking… how in the world can a person be “romanced” by God? First of all, we have to stop relating to Him like a big old man … More Mr. Right vs. Mr. Wrong (part 2)
Happy post Valentine’s Day! Or maybe not so happy? No matter how wonderfully special the big love day can be for those romantic, sappy couples we all love to hate, it can be particularly difficult and depressing for a large portion of the single or married-but-feeling-single brokenhearted population. I hope that’s not you, but if … More Mr. Right vs Mr. Wrong (part 1)
Wow! I can’t believe that January 23rd already marked the first year anniversary of this blog. In some ways it doesn’t seem like it could have possibly only been a year and in other ways it seems like it’s been a lifetime ago. Thank you to those of you who continue to read and share … More Trust Your Gut!
Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time of year. But as most families gather around the table to count the year’s blessings, there are those, even some within these same families, for whom this holiday marks the beginning of an extremely difficult time of year. The following story is a true account written by one of my … More Thank God For A Sister’s Love
This evening I had a chat with my 8 year old son, after he’d been picking on his sisters, about what it means to be a gentleman. Lately he has been volunteering to open the car door for me, to help carry in groceries, etc. But when it comes to treating his sisters with courtesy, … More What Is A Gentleman?
July turned out to be a somewhat difficult month, a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride. Just when I thought I could get ahead financially, my bank account was hacked, my car decided it needed over a thousand dollars in repairs, my new health insurance ended up costing a lot more than I thought … More A letter to myself
Today I ran across an article I posted on Facebook 2 years ago, back when I was still trying to make sense of my abuser’s crazy-making behavior. I wanted so badly to believe he could change for good, that I would be important enough for him to start making better choices. But I gave up … More Freedom From The Crazy
Have you ever met a child molester? I have. In fact, I’ve even been good friends with one. Of course I had no idea at the time. And he’s in prison now. That experience, coupled with having personally worked with kids who have been molested, makes me a hyper vigilant parent. Heaven help anyone who EVER … More Could you recognize a child predator?
When you live long enough with a narcissist, especially when they’re someone you love, someone who has convinced you that they love you back, eventually their presence creeps into the corners of your mind. Their whispers begin to crawl through the little cracks and grow into the center of your consciousness. Every once in a … More Getting Him Out of My Head
Yesterday a memory from 2 years ago appeared on my Facebook page. It was a prayer I had prayed often, but that particular night must have been especially difficult because I posted it in the moment, both as a cry for help and as a declaration of faith. “Dear Lord…I’m so very tired, bone weary. … More Sleeping In The Valley of The Shadow of Death