God has brought me far. Some may think I need to be farther along on this path of healing and hoping and growing. But I believe I am. I’m much farther along than I was before my life changed quickly and irrevocably. I’m much farther along than the days before… Before … after So much… Continue reading The Before…and After
I few years ago I had the privilege of leading a women’s retreat for a church I used to attend. The title was “In Spite of Me.” (I cannot take the credit for the title because my friend Phoebe came up with it.) I loved it. I still do, because my salvation is totally in… Continue reading Day 4 – In Spite of Me
Recently I’ve had a few people tell that if I’ve forgiven my husband I should be in a better place. From what I’ve heard I shouldn’t be angry at him again. The only problem with this idea is that I gotta deal with the man and he’s difficult so that’s gonna be real hard. It… Continue reading The Process of Forgiveness: Steps 1 to 70×7
It’s been a weird week or so. Do you know what I mean? I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s been a little off. I think I know part of the reason and it’s quite surprising to me. Particularly because I thought I was kinda past all this stuff. You know all healed… Continue reading What Happens Afterwards?
I was sitting here just finishing up my quiet time and it struck me. I should have hugged her. My 7-year old broke her toe last week. We are gimpy together…same foot even! It would be comical if it weren’t so pathetic. She won’t let me take a picture of our… Continue reading I Should Have Hugged Her
This past week I received a Facebook message which asked me what I pray…really. It was an interesting question. Have to admit being a bit taken aback because I tend to write a lot about what I’m praying. But maybe the question needs some further thought. What do I really pray about? I remember in… Continue reading What do I pray…really?
A few weeks ago I posted about being done. These past several weeks have been a bit difficult with regard to my attitude about my ex-husband. I forgave him 3 years ago, but sometimes I still get annoyed with him. Sometimes I just want him to be nice. And sometimes I want him to just… Continue reading Loving the Unlovable…Seriously Unlovable
Peace. That peace symbol is all over the place. I see it on everything. It’s difficult to avoid sometimes. I don’t particularly care for it to be honest. It doesn’t really speak peace to me. It reminds me more of a time when there wasn’t peace…when people stood less for true peace and more for… Continue reading My Peace Symbol
Endurance: n. 1. The act, quality, or power of withstanding hardship or stress. 2. The state or fact of persevering: continuing survival. This past weekend I was blessed to hear a sermon about endurance. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take notes because I’d left my purse, Bible and notebook in the car in my mad… Continue reading Joyfully Enduring
Isn’t it just the way…when you start talking a lot about something, it becomes something big in your life? Even if it already was a big thing. I’ve been really blessed to share a lot about my story lately. And a big part of my story is forgiveness. I can’t overemphasis its importance in my… Continue reading Repeat Offender…Me