My dog has a superpower. She can see through trees and over hills and into dense bushes as if they weren’t even there! She can hear noises on another level, aware of movement way before I even know something is coming. And the more time I spend walking with her in the woods, the more … Continue reading X-ray vision
Experiences can change your point of view. My eldest son returned from the army as a bit of a cynic, as well as being slightly paranoid towards the government. He had spent a few years working in intelligence with a top secret clearance, and may have seen some things which made him question...well, the competency … Continue reading Are you good enough?
I want to start off by saying that I know this is a touchy topic, and I am certainly not passing any general sweeping judgment on the subject, but am simply sharing my experience and what I have known to be the experience of other women in the church. To me it is more important … Continue reading Placing your fate into the right hands
You are not alone. I promise you that whatever you are facing today, hundreds - no, thousands - of others have faced as well. You are surrounded by past and present lives who have felt exactly what you are feeling. You are not alone. Yours is a unique combination of circumstances, a different mix, but … Continue reading Who’s got your back?
Today is such a significant day for so many in our country. Even for people who did not personally know someone in those two towers or planes, we all lost something that day and our country was changed forever. A few years ago I travelled to NYC with my sister to visit ground zero and … Continue reading Where the true battle lies
I was ambushed. Out of nowhere in particular, the cloud descended and enveloped me today. Suddenly the sunshine, usually so bright, was nowhere to be found. Have you ever had a day like that? Everything is blanketed in gray, heavy mist. And I know in my head that I am surrounded by good and beautiful … Continue reading Fighting through the fog
Perfectionism is a stress monger, a liar and a fun-killer. But it will keep snapping the whip until you send it packing. How can we uproot something that runs so deep?
Thank you for showing me who you are.However I will now choose to disregard it.I refuse to believe it.I will continue trying to change you and to make this into something it can never be.You see, what you showed me is not what i want to see.I want you to be loving, and rational, and … Continue reading Thank you for showing me who you are
Messes can be scary, and when we continue to avoid them we allow them to grow and silently take over. But what if we didn't have to fear our inner mess?
Endlessly looking to be filled by another ends up robbing us of the opportunity to live a full life - looking in, not out - is the key to finding all and more than we need!
We drive ourselves to the point of exhaustion and why? Why is it SO hard to allow ourselves to simply BE?
The present is the giver of innumerable gifts...but we have to show up to realize just how rich we are!
When I start looking for the violin player it is a cue that I have forgotten how to fight my way through this new challenge. How can I go from whining to winning?
It hurts. Wounds by a loved one can feel like an arrow to the heart. Acknowledge the wound but don't stay there...there is a way to freedom and healing and empowerment even after a devastating hurt!
Change can't happen by simply DOING...it has to start with the BEING and with BELIEVING. This will be the force to unleash the change!
We vow that it will never happen again and in order to protect ourselves we can sometimes end up taking measures that in the long run, ain't so pretty.
You are not called to be a martyr or his savior. Trust your instincts when you feel like something is wrong and take action before it's too late. Things never get better on their own - please girl! Listen to those of us who have lived it and witnessed it.
There are things in life that will break you. You may not realize this yet. But it will happen. I spent most of my life trying to avoid being broken - never understanding the power it holds to set things right. I thought I was stronger than the storm. I thought that with stubborn willpower, … Continue reading Broken doesn’t mean damaged
There are things in life that will break you. You may not realize this yet. But it will happen. I spent most of my life trying to avoid being broken – never understanding the power it holds to set things right.
I thought I was stronger than the storm. I thought that with stubborn willpower, sheer determination and the power of prayer I could do anything. It turned out to be quite a shock to my silly human ego that I was not, after all, superhuman.
You see, all the prayers in the world cannot change another person.
If you have ever lived with or loved an addict you know this is true. There is nothing you wouldn’t do, say, pay for – to help free them. Every avenue, every potential solution, every glimmer of a new idea that worked for someone else – all of these bring a messed…
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