Why is it so hard to tell your story? Why do you keep things to yourself and let the war rage internally instead of getting help? Maybe it's because you're not sure "they" will believe you? Maybe because you're still not sure if YOU believe you? Maybe you asked for it? Maybe you somehow brought it… Continue reading Trauma: Why You Should Tell Your Story
Self-help vs. Real Help
Self- help books, TV shows, podcasts, and blogs seem to be all the rage right now and I'm not surprised. People are hungry for answers to the building anxiety and trouble they face. It seems like our world is getting more fast-paced, less sure of itself, more lonely, less connected. People are looking for help.… Continue reading Self-help vs. Real Help
Trust His Love
So many times the first thing a wounded person does is pull back. They pull back not only from the one who hurt them but they start putting up defenses and pull back from others around them. They hang on to the hurts from yesterday and each hurt they hold becomes a layer that separates… Continue reading Trust His Love
Letting People Go
Letting people go from your life. (Warning: super long post) This can be a hard place. You’re caught in a relationship where you are surrounded by constant drama. You feel like something is always your fault (or at least they say it is), you feel sick at your stomach every time you see them on… Continue reading Letting People Go
Did you know Satan’s attacks on your life aren’t just about you? I’ll never forget when I learned this truth and what it did on the inside of me. I had been going through a particularly hard time where depression and oppression seemed to consume me. It was the result of some things in my… Continue reading Fight Back
Big. Scary. Out of reach. Impossible These are all things I’ve said about the dreams in my heart. Have you ever had something in front of you that was just TOO big for you to do? TOO big for your qualifications? Your education? Your discipline? Your belief in yourself? Whether it is a dream in… Continue reading Answer Back!
A Message from Daddy
I recently posted a question on Facebook. It said, What is the ONE THING you hope to teach your that you hope she carries into adulthood? Think about the lessons you’ve learned or the things you wish you could go back and tell yourself. Or that one thing you hope they “get” and embrace that… Continue reading A Message from Daddy
Who is Your Happiness Set on?
Feeling unappreciated, under-valued, overwhelmed and under-loved………that’s where I was. I could give you a list of things that “other” people in my life should be doing to help me more. They were not doing their part. I was the main one giving and serving. They needed to open their eyes and change their ways. I… Continue reading Who is Your Happiness Set on?
Choose Your Paint
So much of my life’s journey has been about finding my deeper identity in Jesus; about finding who He says I am. It’s been about ignoring the identities offered to me by everyone else- society, feminists, conservatives, my own genetic heritage, my past, my faults, other people’s words. All of those things have, at moments,… Continue reading Choose Your Paint