On the discussion of fear — ask yourself this question: “Do you fear people?“ I feared everything about them — on the inside of my house, that is. Outside of the house, I was okay, well, kind of. People pleasing is fear. I was an ass-kisser for the early part of my life. I believed,Continue reading “F N’ F”
I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. Jewel: For as long as I can remember, I have hated my mother. When I was old enough to choose, I chose hate. She hated me, too. These words are hard to share — not with you necessarily, but with myself. I don’t wantContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”
On the discussion of fear — ask yourself this question: “Who taught you to fear?“ Who taught you to fear? I would suggest that it wasn’t God that taught you to fear. It was God that has taught me to not fear.
I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. Jewel: It is not by my effort that God has chosen to bless me and my family. Gem: God is for me, not against me. Metaphorical Gunpowder: I am enough. What if God said, “You have done all you can do. Rest. Let meContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”
It’s been a hard journey for me to find and believe in a Heavenly Father that loves, forgives, encourages, and believes in me. A father is supposed to protect. I had no experience with any of this. None — absolutely nothing from my father but murder, rape, and mayhem. How do I learn and reteachContinue reading “F N’ F (Fear Not Friday)”
I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. Jewel: I have had to learn that I needed to stop waiting for someone to advocate for me. I had to learn to advocate for myself. Gem: I am learning that it is not selfish to ask for what I need — even ifContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”
I was reading an article by a great pastor this morning. He said, “Your biggest enemy probably isn’t who you think it is. It’s not Satan, and it’s not the world around you. Your biggest enemy is you.” How true this is for me. I fight despair, shame, guilt, uncontrolled thoughts, compulsions, fear, hopelessness, bitternessContinue reading “F N’ F (Fear Not Friday)”
Remember these words today: Have a beautifully blessed weekend!
Remember these words today: My father was cruel. God is not. My father was selfish. God is not. My father could be heartless. God is not. My father was full of punishment. God is not. God is not my earthy father. Have a beautifully blessed weekend!
I would love to hear from you! Sharing Saturday with you. Jewel: Regret! It’s a strong tool that can be used positively or negatively. Fear once dominated my life. As my ex-husband would tell me, “Jodie, you were afraid of everything.” Indeed, I was. Too scared to crawl away from an abusive marriage, me andContinue reading “Jewels, Gems & Gunpowder”