Plans

"For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future."...

Hidden

I go back and forth between feeling ready to face the world and wanting to hide myself away in my house forever. That's what PTSD does....

Thirteen

Thirteen. The total number of years of my life stolen by my ex-husband. Being divorced for the last five years has not been a deterrent;...

Chosen

In this life, we are all given choices. Right and wrong. Big and small. Every day is wrought with them. One of the hardest lessons I have...

The Man

One day, out of the blue, a man will come along. When you meet, you'll immediately know he's good. Good in a Godly way. Different from...

Plastic

Prior to my marriage, I was a fairly self-confident woman. I worked out one to two hours every day, and was very fit and full of energy....

Deluge

I struggled today. I held back the deluge as long as I could. The dam broke while I was bathing my youngest this evening, my body racked...

Resolutions

I'm not one for New Year's resolutions. I find too often my life gets too crazy to stick to them so I usually don't take the time to come...

Nightmare

I have a recurring nightmare about my ex-husband. For many years, it occurred on a nightly basis, sometimes more than once a night. I...

An Open Letter To My Son's Bully

I can just imagine you walking around the school like a big macho man after you hurt him. After you tell him for the umpteenth time that...

Surreal

The other night, I had to clean out an old dresser I'd decided to sell. I'd had it for many years and it was stuffed full of ten-years'...

(Un) Happy Holidays

I used to love Christmas. I would go all out and decorate every room of my house down to bedding. My Christmas tree was decorated in a...

The Drive

On the commute home from work yesterday, I had some time to think about my journey. About how I've ended up where I am and how my...

The Mold

I've never been one to fit into a mold. I am the existential outcast. The free-spirit. The hippie. The "nice" girl. Lover of solitude...

The Dark Place

Here I go again. I can feel the darkness creeping up on me. I feel the enemy's voice telling me I'm not worthy. That I am a mistake and...

Church Family

I am incredibly blessed to have an amazing church home. A church family that takes into consideration every single member no matter his...

Identity Crisis

One of the many struggles I've faced since escaping an abusive marriage has been figuring out who I am. Everything is different now. I...

Grief

Grief. We’ve all had to deal with it at one time or another in our lives. It’s always lurking just around the corner waiting to jump out...

The Wall

Do you ever feel like you have hit the proverbial brick wall? Like your life just seems to be at a standstill? Do you feel stuck? Bored...

The Dating Game

1 Peter 3:3-4 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but...

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