Where Is Hope?

Where Is Hope?

I was excited for last week.   I have been really struggling with HOPE, and when I started…I kept thinking.  I’ve got this.  I’m going to spend all week researching conference articles, TED Talks, and uplifting stories, and I will find Hope.  Then I...
Step 2: HOPE

Step 2: HOPE

In step one I recognized that my trauma makes life unmanageable.  My thoughts and my behavior negatively impact my spiritual, physical, and emotional health.  In step 2 we come to believe that God has the power to heal and restore us. There is only one problem, I...
Taking a Toll Before Christmas

Taking a Toll Before Christmas

How is it possible to wake up first thing in the morning and feel completely drained?  That was me this morning.  I am anxious and just my normal day to day tasks seem to be so overwhelming.  Returning an item to a store, taking Christmas gifts to the school for the...
Fortress by the Sea, Guarded by Dragons

Fortress by the Sea, Guarded by Dragons

“The waves beat against the rocks, the noise is mesmerizing.  Below me is a 100-foot cliff that drops into the ocean,  a fine mist drifts up to where I stand.  I feel safe here, all alone by the cliff.  No one can reach me unless I let them, and today I would...
Reduced to Nothing But Soul

Reduced to Nothing But Soul

There were so many days and so many nights when I held on for dear life.  It seemed that if I breathed wrong everything that I ever loved and ever wanted would slip through my fingers and I would be lost.  Lost without a purpose with no hope of finding home. So many...