I had a rough morning of beating myself up. I thought I had done so well in an area I've been working on but totally blew it . . . bad. "How could this have happened again?" "How can you forgive me for this, again, Lord?" "What is it going to take for me to … Continue reading Your Scars Don’t Define You
I have to keep telling myself this - In the last month I’ve tested positive for smooth muscle antibodies, an enlarged liver, broken out in blisters on a large amount of joints that inch and burn and quite frankly drive my nuts, had three skin biopsies done, enough labs drawn that has me questioning if … Continue reading Even Though . . .
Two things happened that made me laugh yesterday. One is a fella I bought a meal for . . . He told me I had "good hair" for an "older woman". I laughed. 😆 The second thing that made me laugh came from the audiologist who was doing my hearing test (because aging has it's … Continue reading Laughter – Healing to the Heart
I am learning so much through this Women of the Bible study. This week I’ve been reading about Hagar. I went in to this particular lesson with a negative viewpoint of Hagar . . . as “the other woman and she got what she deserved” . . . but God has shown me just how … Continue reading Even When
1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. 4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of … Continue reading Psalm 46 – Lord of Hosts
Twenty-one years ago tonight, October 19,1998, I sat down in a gold, 1970's suede chair as a drunk, a thief, a liar, an abusive parent, and an adulterous woman. I was an angry, bitter, and spiteful person . . . but I was also desperate to be different. There is no explanation on the events … Continue reading A New Beginning
I started my study on Sarah this morning and out of the blue a thought came to me so I scribbled it on my hand so I can see it throughout the day - There was a time when I said something very idiotic. I said to a struggling addict, “just have faith” and shrugged … Continue reading Yeap. I Said it.
July 27 I posted this picture to brag on my beautiful plant. It was thriving and even though I knew it needed to be trimmed back I wouldn't let my husband touch it because I was AFRAID trimming it back would remove what few blooms it had. If you look at the picture below you … Continue reading Uprooted
Chris and I picked up this dead tree limb a few days ago. The ferns were curled up and crisp. We brought it home and watered down the log and then I placed it on the inside edge of the pond where it could soak up the water. The limb is rotten and the fern … Continue reading Living Water
I heard this song on the way to an event this morning and the Spirit of God said, "write" so I pulled into a parking lot and jotted down what I sensed Him speaking to my soul. Nobody, Casting Crowns I have heard all my life that I was a nobody. That if I didn't … Continue reading I’m Just A Nobody