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
(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 want to share. I want to share so badly. I just wrote and deleted an entire post because it was so clinical and impersonal. I basically wrote in general about a topic that has been touching us personally and I didn't include our situation in it at all. That's not what this space is… Continue reading Opening the Doors to Inside
I long for the day that mental health and people who are less than perfect, people who struggle, people who are less than politically correct or don't exactly fit into polite society will finally be welcome in the church with kindness and understanding. Jesus never intended for churches to be just the polite society people. I know, we've been reading the bible. Jesus loved and reached out to those of us who will never be polite society material.
It's interesting now to look back over the last 10 years of our life. Married, separated, married, a baby or two, and separated again. Gave up a dog to our husband, attached to a newer dog, widowed, dog number one ended up with a friend. Mended relationships, some got worse. Quit smoking. Learned to cook… Continue reading When Changing Your Life Means Changing Your Mind
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