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Anger Mismanagement

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 […]

The last penny

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…

Blessed are the Cracked – Part 1 of 4

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 […]

God Collects Our Tears

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 […]

The Cherishing Ministry of Jesus

“You know when you meet someone who has come to absolute reality of the love of God,” said Brennan Manning. “You are not a ragamuffin, you are beloved of God.” Manning’s anointed writing cemented within me the liberating concept of how deeply Abba loves me.  I literally wept while reading […]