Don’t Tell Me I’m Doing Well: The Cry of the Stumbling Woman

Three sessions in and I panicked. Things were going well. Good questions were being asked, validation given, truth was being shared. But, towards the end of each consultation, my inner child would get fidgety. Eyes darting, hands wringing. Internally, I was terrified. Please don't say it. Please don't say it. Don't tell me I'm doing well. Don't … Continue reading Don’t Tell Me I’m Doing Well: The Cry of the Stumbling Woman


I Need Jesus

I need Jesus before . . . My feet hit the floor I reach for my coffee I reach for my kids I talk to my husband I need Jesus before I say a word ~ I need Jesus before I . . . Make the decision Make the phone call Try to forgive Try … Continue reading I Need Jesus

A Bit of Revealing

I heard a song today that stopped me in my tracks. It's words revealed some of the places in my heart that I've compromised and covered, just to keep people out and away from what I'm afraid isn't good enough. Being real is scary. It's part of taking up the cross. I wanted to share … Continue reading A Bit of Revealing

Check the Fruit

  Matthew 7:16 "You shall know them by their fruits." I spent a few minutes in Matthew today. The recorded words of the Master make me giggle and cringe from one moment to the next: Judge not, that you be not judged. . . Remove the speck from your own eye. . . Ask and … Continue reading Check the Fruit

A Bigger Story

". . . it did hit me that as much as I want my prayers answered, I want to be the answer to someone else's prayers."  - Journal Entry 7-1-12 Working as a part-time server has its advantages: I get to leave the house - no laundry, potty runs, or fights to break up. It's … Continue reading A Bigger Story

The Stories That We Are

There are some movies that, after watching, I feel as though I've been given a gift - a new perspective or a shift in my thinking. Big Fish is one of them. It's the story of a man who isn't certain of who his father is because of the tall tales he's grown up with. … Continue reading The Stories That We Are