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Boundaries: What To Do When Others Push Back Against the New You

Eleven years ago, when I surrendered bitterness to the Lord and forgave the one who hurt me, I gained a new confidence in God and myself. It made me want to be more transparent and open with my faults and victories. I became passionate about grace and truth in balance – the Gospel. I was convinced that He was Life, Living Water, Bread from Heaven, My Rock and the Light. He knew every one of […]

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I Think People Are Mad At Me But They Are Not

Fear of not having my ideas be needed or wanted – believing the lie that what I have to offer is already insignificant before I even get started, so I come out of the box defending it and sensitive to any hints of it not being received well or embraced as worthy of other people’s time and attention. Apologizing in case they do reject my words. Needing others to validate my thoughts and ideas. Adjusting […]

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Healing is a Journey

When I look over my life, from when I was abused as a teen to the present, I can easily see how the Lord was working and using everything to root out self-focus, cause me to seek Him, and use me to help others in the process. Healing is a journey. However, in the MIDDLE of that journey, all I could see was a trail of wreckage behind me and a lot of unanswered questions […]

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Letting Down Your Guard

Do you: get anxious in new environments? find it hard to relax around new people? not trust your kids to be safe when they aren’t with you? control how close you let your spouse get when it comes to any signs of affection? get angry when your boundaries are threatened in any way? get suspicious of other’s intentions when complimented or they do a favor? YES?! You are what I call a “control freak”. Don’t […]

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Big Changes

It has been a little over a year of loss and gain, goodbyes and hellos, failures and successes. A prayer the Lord led my heart to pray was answered. A job application three states away, followed by an interview two days after Christmas, and an accepted offer the first week of January. This all led to the grand exodus away from the known and comfortable to the unknown and… well, UNKNOWN. This set in motion […]

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