Mirror Mirror ~ An Appetite for Change

What better way to start a week, but with introsepection. Healing takes a mindset of growth. As a seed becomes a plant, there is visible change. The same was true in my life. The more I healed, the more everything started to look just a little bit different. Many of my relationships in life tookContinue reading “Mirror Mirror ~ An Appetite for Change”

When Holidays are Hard

Exposing secrets can tear families apart. But hear me out, it can also bring them closer together. I’ve lost a lot of family members – pretty much all of them aside from my sister and mother. It’s been a long and lonely and painful road but there are so many upsides. It’s freed me upContinue reading “When Holidays are Hard”

Let Jesus Shut the Door to Your Pain

“My bathroom had now become the bathroom in the old motel room in ’68.  My mind’s eye flew open. The window of the memory had started with that body memory. I didn’t realize what my hand was telling me until I was instantly back in the motel room. Plain as day, I was there, again.Continue reading “Let Jesus Shut the Door to Your Pain”

Fear Not Friday | Do You Fear God is Full of Punishment?

On the discussion of fear, do you see God sitting in heaven holding a big stick ready to punish you? Mercy and grace can be differentiated as follows: mercy is the act of withholding deserved punishment, while grace is the act of endowing unmerited favor. In His mercy, God does not give us the punishmentContinue reading “Fear Not Friday | Do You Fear God is Full of Punishment?”

Miror Mirror | I Didn’t Know Better

Introspection — what better way to start a week. A thought to ponder: When you’re taught evil, why would you know good? I grew up in a house filled with destruction. The only good thing in that house was the thought that one day I could leave it. When that day came, I left withContinue reading “Miror Mirror | I Didn’t Know Better”

Miror Mirror | You Win!

Introspection — what better way to start a week. A thought to ponder: What if God told you, “You win!” Psalms 13, David starts with: How long must I wrestle with my thoughts    and day after day have sorrow in my heart?    How long will my enemy triumph over me? This passages in the bible always remindContinue reading “Miror Mirror | You Win!”

Fear Not Friday – Vulnerability

Brene Brown has gone into great lengths about the gift that vulnerability is. In her book, Daring Greatly, Brené Brown describes vulnerability as “uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure.” In the life of a trauma survivor of deep childhood wounds, I pause at the notion that this is good for me. It’s like ripping off myContinue reading “Fear Not Friday – Vulnerability”

WWW | Wednesday Words of Wisdom | OPEN THE DOOR

Have you ever stood on the outside of a closed door and heard something bad happening on the other side? I have. And I didn’t open the door. What is that fear that stops us from confronting the truth? I don’t know, but I do know that there isn’t a day that goes by thatContinue reading “WWW | Wednesday Words of Wisdom | OPEN THE DOOR”

WW | Words of Wisdom | Glory in the Goal

Redeeming my past is a journey, not a destination. When I have memories return because I have allowed them free reign in my being now, it can be challenging. Successful processing of traumatic memories allows you to say, “The traumatic event happened, it happened to me, and it is over now. The complex ptsd workbook,Continue reading “WW | Words of Wisdom | Glory in the Goal”

A Puritanical Lead

The book the Scarlet Letter really says it all. The novel tells the story of Hester Prynne, a woman who conceives a daughter through an affair and then struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Hypothetically, it shows the estranged woman redeeming herself through her silence. By paying for her sin throughContinue reading “A Puritanical Lead”

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