Do Something.

Have you ever looked around and been overwhelmed by the suffering you see in the world?  For the last ten years, this has been my problem. I have frequently been presented with the suffering of strangers, family, and friends.y reaction is often to suffer more along with them. I was angry at God about it. ... Continue Reading →

Be Still and Know

Psalm 37:7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. Sometimes things fall apart. Sometimes things don't work out the way you intended them to. That's where I am right now. I'm in an in-between state in life. My family is separated right now. We have been for a few months.  In the... Continue Reading →

Prayer and a Playlist

Hello, Lovelies! The last weeks have been so crazy and I’m learning so much in my life. Many of you know that I’m a crafty person and that I make scrapbooks. Recently I was working on a project and I put together a scrappy page that included a new playlist. I’ve been praying for some... Continue Reading →

Relationship Storms

Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so... Continue Reading →

Do Something.

I’m back! I’ve decided that it’s time to come back to the blog. I posted last week because I was moved, once again, by images of human trafficking. I’ve decided to look around the world and pull some resources on all sorts of recovery-related things all in one place.  In my last post, I said... Continue Reading →

Good Relationships

Today, I want to talk about relationships. I specifically want to talk about what it looks like in my marriage. I have two reasons 1) one of my February goals is to focus on relationships in my home and make them better and 2) relationships after abuse are hard.  My Good Relationship. Last week, I... Continue Reading →

How to Know You Have a Good Relationship.

Since we’re talking about love and matters of the heart this month, I put together a list of 10 good qualities (and 1 great quality) that you should have in a good relationship that makes it a keeper. Sound good? Great! Let’s dive in! 10 Good Things.  Trust. Trust is one of those things that... Continue Reading →

Sunday Prayer

Good Morning and happy Sunday! I want to try something new. I want to pray for you. I don't know where you are or what you believe. I don't know what ails you, fails you, or rails at you. I don't know your name. But I want to. I just want to pray for you... Continue Reading →

Coercive Control

This month is domestic violence awareness month and today I am thinking about coercive control. What is coercive control? It's basically manipulation of a person in everyday life including situations, people, and things. It exists as a manipulation of the victim's love for the abuser. It's also a result of the fighting, arguing, and physical... Continue Reading →

Be Still and Know

In the current social unrest, I find myself thinking of all the millions of people who are disadvantaged. These are big problems – problems that I want to focus in on and fix. There are problems like racism that is so embedded in our systems that it brings a whole nation to its knees every... Continue Reading →

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