I’ve noticed that recently, I am drawn towards the outwardly broken. Not because I want to be broken, but because at least I know they aren’t pretending. I pass a homeless man on the streets, and I feel an immediate connection. They need help! So. do. I.
No more controlling the flesh. No more failed efforts. No more fake relationship.
The days I doubt God are days that start out like any other-I wake up to the pitter patter of little feet and little voices demanding food. I toss and turn, and I beg for more silence. Sleepy eyed- I prepare breakfast, I pour coffee, I wipe faces and tables. And then I sit. I wait for clearer thoughts whileContinue reading “Loving Those Who Struggle With Faith”
“Honey, I got laid off”
And just like that, my ugliness exposed.
There are a lot of things that can happen in the mind of a stay at home mom when those words come out of a bread winning husband.
I would like to start this post out by saying I do not have all the answers on the subject of secrecy and shame. There is more to be said and considered. I encourage you to seek counsel from a grace filled Christian if you need help in this area of your life. There was this sinContinue reading “Letting Go Of Shame- When Dark Secrets Come Out”
I’ve mistaken my past zeal for “spirituality”. I knew the RIGHT way and the RIGHT word and I had the RIGHT knowledge and the RIGHT answer to not only my problems, but also yours. I looked at you and saw a mistake, a sad case, and I wrote you off in my book. I wouldContinue reading “From The Christian: To The People We’ve Hurt, “We’re Sorry””
Self Esteem. Terrible thing sometimes, isn’t it? At one point in my life I had very, VERY low self esteem. I was scared to DEATH to hold a real conversation with anyone because they might see too far in. Why? Oh, so many reasons, friend. I was sin conscious, fat, and not funny. I hopeContinue reading “Self Esteem”
This morning was so rough that I thought that the world was coming to an end. (It wasn’t, by the way…sleepless nights can make you feel terrible things! Young children, ya know!) But do you feel that way at times? , Where the fiery darts don’t seem to be slowing down, or where the “to do”Continue reading “Rough Mornings”