Rest. Typically not a word in my vocabulary.
I was coming up to the weeks before my vacation, barely hanging on by a thread. I didn’t even notice how tired I was. My body moved slowly, numbly in its predictable, mechanical motions of the day. Though I accomplished all of my responsibilities, it grew challenging to be present, much less to focus. I could hardly tell how cloudy my mind had become. How disconnected I felt. Unsteady.
Few people walk down the aisle at their wedding thinking about divorce. But it happens. The reality is that 5 in 10 marriages will end in divorce, and 3.8 in 10 evangelical Christian marriages will not survive, according to statistics.
Nights can be the worst. That’s when they steal in and threaten to pull me under. Panic attacks.
It was the tipping point. The beginning of the fall. No, it wasn’t a crash, a sudden impact dive that you didn’t see coming. I saw this coming. I could feel it making its way toward me and yet, I was entirely helpless to stop it.
Sometimes maybe dreams don’t come true.
I held tightly to Psalm 37:4b (NIV) that He will give you the desires of your heart. I had memorized that verse as a little girl and recited it faithfully as I dreamed of what my life would be.
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How to discover abundance in the midst of the mess
Everywhere around us the world is raging. Tragedy – chaos – uncertainty- fill the air. We can’t help but feel the weight of the world every time walk out our front door. Continue reading
The Countdown begins-
just a few days until the release of “Peace For A Lifetime”!!!!!
So here we are. Two days until the March 7 release! Yet somewhere inside of us there is the question, do I really need this book? With so many books out there, is this a book I should actually reach out and purchase? Can I really experience peace for a lifetime?
I decided NOT to give you my opinion – it might be a little biased:-)
So I sent my book out to a group of bloggers to get their feedback. Man, has it been overwhelming and exciting!!! I wanted to share with you just a few of the comments that have been coming back to me. Some are personal and I have protected their identities. Others have written reviews for you to check out and see for yourself.
We all believe we have great communication skills. It is everyone else around us who has the communication problems, right?
The truth is, most of us are not taught how to communicate effectively. We see things, feel things, perceive things from our unique perspective and we assume others see, feel, and perceive things just like we do. When they don’t, we feel frustrated, ignored, unheard. Continue reading
Most of us find little use in dissecting our past and dredging up old childhood memories. We wonder, “What does that have to do with the mess I’m in today?” “What good can possibly come from talking about my childhood?”
For many, their family life growing up was less than ideal, and brings up painful memories that have long since been buried. Or so we thought.