This morning, I’m drinking my coffee, reading my Bible, and thinking about boundaries. Boundaries are hard for most of us. We want to fit in, to be accepted, to be loved. We want things in this world for ourselves and there are things we don’t want. Most of life is learning to set a boundary... Continue Reading →
And” don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil. Ephesians 4:26 NLT Every evening before I go to bed, I read a short devotion, write ten things I am thankful for, and then write a quick prayer... Continue Reading →
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 →
Good Life Update
Hey there friend! Last Week, I challenged you and myself to live the good life in 2021. Since then, I have begun examining my life. I’ve been answering questions that come up and creating new habits for myself. I want to know what’s working and what’s missing and I want to share these things with... Continue Reading →
Hey Friend! I hope your holidays were spectacular! On the first, I began a new Bible reading plan for 2021. I’m reading a chapter a day to get through the New Testament in a year. Here’s a free download if you want to join in. You can cut the page in half and use them... Continue Reading →
What is the Good Life?
What is the good life really? We think we know what it is, but do we?
Mental Health Challenge Update
At the beginning of this month, I told you all that I planned to participate in a mental health challenge for this month. I thought since we’re almost finished with the month, I’d give you an update on how it’s going. Today is day 24 of the challenge and I have missed two of the... Continue Reading →
Right now things are hard in my world. It's not hard life changing problems. It's hard like every two minutes another tiny thing gets piled onto my list of tiny issues and I'm becoming overwhelmed types of problems. As I write this, I've had a rough weekend and it appears that I'm moving into a... Continue Reading →
Grateful for Freedom
In my distress I called to the Lord; He answered me and set me free. Psalm 118:5 GNB There are many kinds of freedom. Here in the United States, we have a Democratic Republic and we have a Constitution and a Bill of Rights (10 amendments). We have many specific civil liberties. We can say... Continue Reading →
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 →