Reflections on the Journey

What Do I Lean On?

What Do I Lean On?

Last week was difficult. Two very hard things happened to me. The first was I had to make the wrenching decision to put my sweet little Maltese dog to sleep. Putting the family dog to sleep is rough no matter…

I don’t want to look back

I don’t want to look back

I saw an interesting blog last week written by Mike McBride of ChildAbuseSurvivor.net. Mike writes about abuse as an adult male who was abused as a child. In his blog, he talks about healing from abuse, and growing older. He says many abuse…

Things are not what they seem

Things are not what they seem

I’m reading the book Waking the Dead: The Glory of a Heart Fully Alive by John Eldridge. Today I read something that struck me. He talks about great stories, and how they often teach us what we see in our daily lives…

Are You Ready to Date?

Are You Ready to Date?

In last week’s blog I began my series about dating after abuse by looking at what the bible says about divorce and remarriage. This week I will help you decide if you are ready to date. This is an important…

We Store Our Trauma in Our Bodies

We Store Our Trauma in Our Bodies

I put off taking a yoga class for years, though many friends, counselors and doctors had recommended it to me. I knew it was often very “new age,” and I didn’t want to deal with that. When I finally tried…

When God Intervenes

When God Intervenes

In my last blog I described how I decided to use boundaries and consequences to deal with the poor behavior of a family member. My husband and I had our plan in place, and were almost ready to implement it…

Boundaries to the Rescue

Boundaries to the Rescue

In my last blog, I talked about how I was depressed last week because I’d allowed a family member to walk all over me. I then needed to figure out, what to do about it? My first instinct was to…

Do You Ever Get Depressed?

Do You Ever Get Depressed?

Last week was awful. For the third year in a row, I sunk into a deep depression in winter. Yes, I do think this is partly due to S.A.D., otherwise known as Seasonal Affected Disorder. It is February after all. I’ve been…

Come as You are

Come as You are

Merry Christmas my friends. Some of you are joyous today, and others intensely sad.  No matter how you are feeling, I’d love to share a beautiful song with you. It is Crowder’s latest song, Come as You Are*. It perfectly describes…