Is it possible? Living triumphantly when it seems that all life does is try to beat us down? During one of the darkest moments of my life my mother gifted me a beautiful bookmark that read: He will get you through – not somehow – but triumphantly.
Up until that point my only goal had been survival. Here was a new notion – triumphantly? Something stirred in my spirit and I knew that it was possible, although not on my own.
Inspiration sometimes hides in the most mundane of places. A bookmark. A car ride with a 4 year old. I was talking with my young preschooler about the migrating geese and how dangerous it was. What if they were over the ocean and a storm hit? “Mommy”, he said in his little 4 year old patient voice which he used to explain things to my silly adult brain, “they just fly above the storm.” It hit me. That’s how we get through triumphantly. We don’t get tossed around trying to merely survive the wind, the hail, the lightning – we climb, we rise, we go above it.
I am a fellow traveler who, like you, has had some difficult experiences and at certain points in my life I wanted to end it all – the pain was too great.
One of the hardest battles I fought was getting free from a manipulative, abusive relationship with a narcissistic man. It took everything I had and more to reclaim my sanity, my life and my very self.
Your battle may be different – but my hope is that you will also find encouragement here. Whether you are fighting depression, alcoholism, fear and anxiety, codependency, suicide – it doesn’t matter. We all fight with the same desperation, for the same end goal – to reclaim our lives. To truly live. Whatever is robbing our joy, our peace, our sanity – we fight against it to walk out of that arena in triumph. I am with you.
When I began my battle I was weak and scared, and so far in over my head. But it doesn’t matter when you have someone else fighting alongside you. One who never gets tired, is never afraid, who intimately knows your circumstances and all you will face even before it happens. Yes, I’m talking about God. Creator, Father, Higher Power – call Him what you will. But He is LIFE, and when you are fighting for yours, He is the most powerful resource out there.
May you connect deeply with your life source, and may you experience victory in every area of your life. That is my prayer for you! Be blessed – you were born to be an over-comer!
Among these pages you will find my heart, my past, my journey…all that I have learned which helps me to daily rise above. I take credit for none of it. He got me through – and still does – and that’s why I know He can do the same for you. Be blessed – you are an over-comer!
Quick explanation of what you will find on this site…
The BLOG is the main page of this site. Topics range from faith to abuse, growth, freedom and relationships. Find something that speaks to you and consider some of these important topics as we journey through this crazy life together! You can subscribe below and receive emails when new entries are posted if that is more convenient for you. With all the spam showing up in my inbox, it’s nice to get encouraging emails that have no ulterior motive than to lift your spirits.
Truth is a collection of quotes, scripture and poems to inspire and strengthen you. Truth always leads to knowledge, which is power. Share some of your inspiration here!
In Resources I simply cover some of the books I read to help me understand what was happening and to help me get free. I recommend each and every one of them – ESPECIALLY if you are dealing with a difficult relationship.