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It Is Not YOUR Fault!

“You are stupid.” “You are ugly.” “You are worthless.” “You are bad.” “You asked for it.” “You deserve this.” These and thousands of other things have been said to you. They were said not just once in passing, but repeated..and repeated…and repeated. You have believed them because those with authority and power over you have always stated them as facts. The coldness or the anger in which they were said, made you feel powerless, unable […]

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When “What ifs” and “Whys” Try to Steal Your Hope

After a jarring or difficult event has happened in your life, have you ever found yourself asking, “What if I or someone else hadn’t ____________ then ______________ would have happened instead?” And the “instead” is always a better or more favorable outcome in your way of thinking. This mental game leads us around the board of life to “Why” every time. Why didn’t I do this instead of that? Why didn’t I think of _______________ […]

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If I Don’t Smile You’ll Ask Me what’s Wrong and I Don’t Have Energy for That…

I had had one of those weeks. A week where anything that could go wrong, did. Anyone who could let me down, did their job perfectly. The car needed a repair the budget didn’t have. The teacher called me in to talk about why our kid was not doing well in school. My husband was frustrated with my inability to relax and enjoy intimacy – AGAIN – for the third time this week. I get […]

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Be Aware of the Vision

Vision is a word that can be greatly abused when we make it all about OUR feelings or selfish motivations. Vision, how I want to talk about it, has to do with a burden that the Lord puts on your heart to solve. It wraps around you, causes you to lose sleep, maybe even get hopping mad -or at least very frustrated – when no one gets the urgency for this vision that you do. […]

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Propelled Forward

The walls coming down was the first step. I shared it with many. I shared forgiveness with the one who had hurt me. I had years of hurt to uncover, allow God into, and have His healing restore to wholeness. God used faithful women, the Word of God, and sharing my story, to do His work. Now He could actually work because I was in a place to let Him. I shared this with women […]

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