The Before…and After

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

Day 4 – In Spite of Me

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

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

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?

I Should Have Hugged Her

         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

What do I pray…really?

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?

Loving the Unlovable…Seriously Unlovable

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

My Peace Symbol

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

Joyfully Enduring

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

Repeat Offender…Me

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