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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
“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 […]
“Hey, don’t poke the bear, buddy.” We know what happens, the bear fights back. Not a good place for humans to be. Discussing my elderly Dads progress with his therapist, I asked if she’d heard from his health insurance provider as to continued coverage. “Not yet” she replied. Simultaneously we […]
Song of Solomon has become one of my favorite books of the Bible, thanks to Sharon Purser who opened it for me using Mike Bickle’s in-depth, revelatory teaching. It introduced me to a new level of intimacy with Jesus and how I perceive Him. He is our Bridegroom King who […]
I see dead people. I even invite them to sit on my couch. Ok, so I borrowed a terrific movie line by Haley Joel Osment from the Sixth Sense. I loved the surprise ending and the terrific acting in the story of a troubled, isolated boy who is able to see and […]
Guest Post by Kathy Dobyns on the topic of forgiveness. At age 68, I have finally learned the secret of not stuffing pain and hurt deep down inside to form bitter roots. God brought a counselor into my life who I could trust to share profound hurts and sins from […]