Far back, as long ago as I can remember, I believed perfection was the key. I remember spilling a bottle of milk on the kitchen floor as I attempted to “help” my mom with the groceries. As a devastated three-year-old, an expectation formed in my soul and proved itself over and over in my life … More Letting Go of Expectations
Another tragedy struck Florida this week. I hate to say this is becoming common place – may that not be true! But at the very least when people are senselessly shot down, we are left with questions, anger and sorrow. But a tragedy isn’t the only situation that can set off the 3 “D” words. … More The 3 “D” Words
It’s been a rough week. Symptoms of illness have flared again, leaving me discouraged and depressed. In addition, current circumstances are less than desirable. Can I confess that as a result, I’ve been having a hard time getting excited about Christmas? But God has a way of flipping my perspective. Two days ago, I sat … More Looking Deeper
We’re ready for the good God has, but depression blankets us in darkness. What’s up? I learned that when I felt confused or depressed, it meant I was striving to figure things out so I could get them back into my control. For me, depression often comes as the result of knowing a particular direction … More Getting Well Part 2 – What’s Up With This Depression??
The unpredictability of life with an addict causes stress and inner turmoil. We’ve been looking at the patterns of living with someone who suffers from an addiction, specifically in the area of sexual addiction. Often we can be lulled into a lifestyle of survival, minimizing, denial and isolation that becomes our new normal. We … More Living With an Addict – Part 4