Have you ever had a secret that you couldn’t tell and wanted to tell? Everything within you wanted to scream from the mountain tops, “I have a secret!” It’s the kind of secret that could cause mixed emotions for others but would settle your mind. Well I have a secret and I can’t tell a … More I Have Secret
Over the past few years I have begun to come to grips with the fact that I am the child of a parent with schizophrenia. That single fact has caused me to live in a sheltered shadow of a life that I personally put myself in. The shame of having a parent who was not … More I Know Who I Am
This past summer my local train tracks were getting an overhaul. There were complaints and supporters on both sides of the temporary closures. Neither side really mattered because the construction was necessary. According to those who cared for the tracks no major work had been done to it since it was first installed. The tracks … More Discovering the True Me
Women, we can be a fickle bunch. If someone hurts our feelings we can hold on to it way past the expiration date. I have been guilty of this so many times I don’t even want to count. Admittedly, I have a lot of baggage regarding hurt feelings but it does not justify holding on … More Learning to Love His Way
Have you ever had your integrity called into question and felt pressured to give the answer that was expected rather than the actual truth? Like most people, my child has been challenged in the past in telling the truth when he thinks he is going to get into trouble. (Please don’t act like you have … More Lying For the Truth
If you have been following me for a while you know that I have a passion for sharing the lessons I’ve learned by working in addictions treatment with you. Recently I was afforded the opportunity to share a story with Elation Magazine of someone who is recovered and restored from a life that seemed unmanageable … More Recovered and Restored: A Journey to Recovery
This past week or so I have been hearing and reading various comments on social media outlets that have been unkind without merit in most cases. I have seen a mega church’s child be attacked for the way that she shared her heart with others, a fitness mom was attacked for the way she delivered … More Deal With It
As a recovering perfectionist, I can honestly say that failure never felt so good. I have avoided failure or at least tried to avoid failure by not rocking the boat and doing just enough to “get by” for far too long. It wasn’t until tonight that I realized that I have been living my life … More Failing Great!
Today our church had some guests from an organization called Defy Ventures. They are an awesome organization that helps convicted felons get back on their feet through discipleship and business mentorship. They teach them how to use their skills for a greater good despite their past. Hearing their stories today reminded me of my mission … More Victory is Possible!
I wasn’t sure where to place this post so I have chosen to post it in both of my blogs. I was talking to a group of ladies a few weeks ago about marriage and single-hood and the topic came up twice about why they weren’t sure if they wanted to be married. Their decision or lack … More Why Your Children May Not Want To Be Married