Living Strong

I’ve been thinking about strength lately, mostly because I really need some. I’ve been praying about it a lot too. And I realized that I’ve been living under the assumption that at some point God will just zap me with strength so I can get busy doing all the things I think I need to… Continue reading Living Strong

A Common Theme

Around 9 years ago I became a single parent to my five beautiful children.  About the same time, I started writing.  Although I’ve always been a writer in my own way – journaling, making notes, jotting down thoughts here and there. As a teenager, I even wrote a few poems although those might never see… Continue reading A Common Theme

When Someone Joins this Journey

A friend sent me a copy of a blog yesterday.  It was a blog sharing the loss of another Christian marriage. I’d already read it, but I opened it…just to glance at it again.  As if to remind myself what had just happened to this lovely Christian woman.  And fresh heartache came to me…not just… Continue reading When Someone Joins this Journey

Had You Known?

It was about this time 6 years ago when my husband left. And although in many ways I’m stronger and better…the repercussions still vibrate through my life.  In the midst of something wonderful, I can feel the stirrings of fear seeping into my thoughts, the beat of insecurity pulsing through me, and the blending of… Continue reading Had You Known?

Are You Feeling Toddlerish? I Have Some Fruit That Can Help.

It’s official.  I’m 5 years old. I’m fussy.  I’d like to stomp my feet.  I could plop down on my bum and cry. And I definitely don’t feel like sharing. I feel like I’ve shared quite enough already. I’ve long said…well, 5 years long…that it’s important not to make our children feel badly about spending… Continue reading Are You Feeling Toddlerish? I Have Some Fruit That Can Help.

The Process of Forgiveness: Steps 1 to 70×7

 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

Am I Lovable?

I’ve caught the spring cleaning bug…unfortunately at the moment I’ve always actually caught some other bug so I don’t have the energy to do all that I planned to do today. L But I did have enough energy to organize some shelves in my bedroom.  I found a journal from a while back and read… Continue reading Am I Lovable?

Count it all what?

     I’ve been working for over a week on a post about counting it all joy.  And honestly I’m still unsure that I truly understand it as much as I’d like, but I decided that maybe what I need to do is share and see where God takes us… Today I have two meetings… Continue reading Count it all what?

Life in the Back Row

There are things that bring back very vivid memories for me…some painful some not. This evening I was playing through some praise music I found in my organizing spree and I began to play “Mighty to Save.” Everyone needs compassion Love that’s never failing Let mercy fall on me Everyone needs forgiveness The kindness of… Continue reading Life in the Back Row

What Happens Afterwards?

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?