I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 NIV Faith is a tricky thing. We have always had faith in certain things. Faith that we could keep our children alive, faith that the sun would rise, faith that night would come and go, to list a few. Faith… Continue reading How Our Faith is Changing Our Life
1.) Red Robin will soon be going strawless, as was proclaimed by a large button pin on our server's chest yesterday. We will have to bring our own straws if we intend to use a straw at Red Robin. Our server said he has friends who carry around metal straws when they go out to… Continue reading 10 Things We Learned This Week
Feeling feelings is not always fun or easy. Trust me, this much I know well. It's so much easier in the short run to stuff them, ignore them, dissociate away from them. It's easier to deny the feelings and pretend we've processed them. It's something we do very well. And something that Mama never fails… Continue reading Feeling Feelings: Allowing the Emotions
Last weekend the whole family and princess Francis piled into the car and we headed down to Longview. We had two reasons for this trip. We went to meet a friend that we've been talking to on Facebook for what seems like forever (over 3 years, actually), and we were also picking up our new… Continue reading Puppies and Kabs
(Content Summary for our readers who have trouble with religion as a topic. This post is mainly about religion and how it teaches us forgiveness. This is a big deal for us and while we'd like to share it with everyone, we acknowledge potential triggers.) Lately, there's been a lot going on in our… Continue reading Forgive Us Our Trespasses
Fear is a real jerk sometimes. It buddies up real close with anxiety and together the two of them get in the way of really experiencing life. Fear stops us in our tracks and causes us to re-evaluate whether something is worth the risk. It allows us to believe the negative self-talk and the negative… Continue reading How to Make Fear Work for Us
Inner Excavation is a book we found at Goodwill. Have I mentioned that Goodwill is our most favorite place to shop? No? Well, now you know, haha. The book is pretty awesome. It's all about exploring yourself through photography, writing, crafting, and mindfulness. Some of us have been following some of the exercises in the… Continue reading Inner Excavation: Learn to Thrive?
Today is the anniversary of us joining our adoptive family. We packed up the body's children, our dog, and we went into hiding from the abusive husband. Well, semi-hiding. That's a long story but it's the 3 year anniversary. The kids call it our Extraction Day (Naked and Afraid reference). It certainly felt like an… Continue reading Counting Every Blessing
I just spent the last couple of hours going through our old email address. It's one of the few things left that tie us to our birth name and our past. For some reason, we've hung on to this email address as if letting it go would unravel us. We've held on tight to emails… Continue reading Letting Go of the Past
The sermon at church last night came with several application questions. Personally, I like those because they give me something to really think on, and where we have such memory issues, I can use those to grip onto the important parts of the message... or at least what I take from it. We all… Continue reading Where is Fear Taking Us?