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What Happens When We Begin to Find Our Identity, Purpose, and Voice?

What happens when we begin to really believe who we are in Christ, forgive those who hurt us, find safe community, and learn to be truly authentic – growing BEYOND our wounds? For some it is helping others who are where they have once been or speaking up for those who have no voice in society. It has looked different for each woman I know who is learning to grow beyond her wounds. Some women […]

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I WANT To Do What God Wants Me To Do, But I Am Not Sure What That IS Anymore!

Today, July 4th, we celebrate the declaration of independence of those who wished to be free of the tyranny of King George III. They wished to no longer be ruled by those who did not have their best interest in mind, but used their subjects to promote their own agenda in Europe at the expense of those who had nothing to gain by it. They were declaring that they wanted to be free, but I […]

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Collateral Damage

I wrote last week about my husband being my defender as the Lord enabled him to be. I mentioned that my husband was often misunderstood in His strong defense of me, since only he and I knew why he was doing it. My husband was doing a loving, noble thing. I let him and yet knew that there were moments when he broke and roared much too loudly, which scared me. It also scared my […]

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“Journey to Heal” by Crystal Sutherland

Today’s blog is a NEW BOOK RELEASE from a fellow childhood sexual abuse survivor. She has written a wonderful book that I believe will truly help you, my readers, or someone you know who has experience sexual abuse, to move from fear, anger, and distrust, to greater confidence in Christ, living forward without fear. Her name is Crystal Sutherland and below is more about her book, where to pre-order it, and what others have to […]

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Baby Steps

I can remember the tentative steps around the couch and chairs. Newly discovered skills of being upright on little feet. I would watch both my kids do this and think they will walk soon on their own. I remember we had been home to visit parents when my daughter – our oldest- was 10 months old. And in the airport my Mom and sister were hoping to see her walk before she and I boarded […]

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Is Faith the Answer?

I have been involved in a few discussions on sexual abuse. I shared my healing journey there and what I am doing now to help women with sexual abuse in their past. A few have told me faith is not the answer.  My journey has led me to say that Jesus is the reason I am whole and functioning. He is the reason I now see God’s role in my salvation and life after with […]

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