This weekend two relatives I dearly love are celebrating fifty-five years of marriage. Fifty-five years. A lifetime for some. Others don’t even live to see their fifties, forget about sustaining a marital relationship that long. Our eldest brother, Richard (Reb to his sibs) and wife, MaryAnne met in 1964 while […]
Originally posted on Just Thinking Aloud:
We are almost across the finish line! I am finishing up the supplemental study guide for the Overcoming Church Hurt & Abuse today. This book was birthed out of conversations with clients from deep inner healing sessions and a friend who said, “We need…
After my husband divorced me in spring 1992, I was a thirty-four-year-old, emotionally devastated, beautiful but angry woman. An angry heart corrupts physical beauty because as hard as we try to mask it, anger ekes out through our tone, facial expressions, words, and behaviors. Those two years subsequent to the […]
Originally posted on Kindred:
I have always loved presents. As the youngest of four kids and the daughter of a pastor, getting something new—not second-hand, slightly-used, or hand-me-down—delighted me to the core. But as the last of the sibling pack, it was ONLY on my birthday or at Christmas that…
Part 4 in the Blessed are the Cracked series begun in November, 2017. Ever wonder why some skin sores don’t heal properly? Diabetes, poor circulation, inadequate nutrition and infection are some factors that inhibit skin healing. That’s why wound care is a specialty in the healthcare field. The efficacy of […]
Part 3 of this series concludes by showing how God used specific childhood trauma to forge aspects of my professional career. All so that His glorious power can be seen within us, shining through our once cracked places.
This is Part Two in a four-part series on emotional wounds, providing pragmatic steps to emotional restoration using prayer and God’s Word. The Purpose of Pain Part one concluded with Abba’s willingness to heal and restore our damaged emotions. Here I discuss some practical steps to begin the emotional healing […]
This is part one of a four part series on Inner Healing through the Presence of God. My childhood home environment was unhealthy, at times. Frequent yelling, fighting and physical violence, exacerbated by my parents’ divorce when I was seven caused me emotional wounds. I’m sharing not for sympathy, rather […]
Does God care about my feelings? – is a question I’ve wondered about over the years. Maybe you have, too. One thing that unites the human race is emotion. We all have the capacity to feel and express that emotion outwardly, be it through laughter, anger, tears or a myriad of […]
Mother’s Day is an emotional minefield for some women. I’ve known it’s pain, yet found peace. This post offers compassion, validation of your hurt and a path to peace. Help to release those stuffed emotions and allow the healing balm of God in.