I am not the one to ask about healthy family dynamics or what a family unity should look like. None of my family experiences have been anything other than dysfunctional at best. So last week when my pastor discussed how as Christians we are all siblings in Christ, I internally winced. My initial thought was… Continue reading Family of God…
"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". Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) Sunday morning I was still reeling from a very bad day on Thursday. I logged into our church service and tried my best… Continue reading For I know the plans I have for you
Yes, you read that right. With bananas. Bananas are okay. I wouldn't call them my favorite fruit or anything, but I like them alright. I will eat them if they are available without a problem. We usually have bananas in the house. For some reason, we didn't get them all eaten this week and several… Continue reading Tackling Learned Helplessness – With Bananas
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
It's been a long time since we, any of us, could say that there was any reason to keep going in life. Just as short as three years ago we knew we were only alive to keep the kids safe. We had no purpose at all, and no reason to exist beyond the kids. While… Continue reading Proud, Finally.
***This post was originally posted on our first blog, and then 7 months ago transferred over here. It's raw, intense, and mentions some sexual abuse. I no longer feel the relationship with these words that I felt when I first wrote them. I know now that I don't ever have to do anything sexual that… Continue reading Made to be Used
Guys, I have a problem. A problem that many of us in this system share. A problem that we were slapped in the face with on Tuesday night at our CR step study. It turns out that we can write about our feelings, our traumas, our insecurities all day long. It is MUCH harder to… Continue reading Writing as a Method of Avoidance
A better question might be, does it help at all? Honestly, probably not, and yet we do it anyways. Feeling sad? Shut down. Feeling hurt? Keep quiet. Feeling overwhelmed by chaotic happenings inside? Don't share THAT. Anything but that. It used to be that many of us considered it a sign of strength if we… Continue reading How Does Isolation Help?
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
This is the link to the Video to Watch section of the card we got from church. It's worth a watch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJDqceiwR2U