How Great Thou Art

I was a hot mess in church today. It’s been a while. It used to happen almost every Sunday. I would stand there during worship and just move my lips to the words and sob. I was hardly able to utter a sound because my heart was fragile. It didn’t take much to send me […]

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Unexpected Healing in Sharing My Story

What if what you said you’d never do ended up opening the doors to healing, light, truth, and freedom? I was headed to my very first counseling session in an absolute panic because I didn’t even want to answer the pre-counseling questions to explain why I was seeking counseling in the first place. I did […]

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Speak Up

Last week on my birthday, I shared my story of healing from childhood sexual abuse on Christian Devotions Speak UP radio. Click here to listen:: Speak UP Interview

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A peek into a counseling session and why I love it.

It was the night before the massage, and I was hoping to relax.  The room had a jacuzzi tub in it but I could not figure out how to turn it on.  When I called the front desk to ask, they suggested I move the towel draped over the side of the tub and just push […]

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Praying With An Eternal Focus

When you find yourself literally crying out to God, something about your prayer life changes. It is desperate. It is emotional. It is overwhelming. I found myself there three years ago as I began my journey of healing from childhood sexual abuse. I started going to counseling and it was before and after those sessions that I would have […]

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You are worthy.

She’s a wife. She’s a mom. She works hard. She has a home with a white-picket fence. She has a dog. She smiles and nods in light conversation. She listens intently as those around her speak. Her eyes stare as their mouth forms shapes and sounds. She says very little. She laughs at all of the […]

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He watches me.

Music has been a huge part of my healing journey.  Ironically, it can be both a trigger and a comfort. My husband and I used to argue over what station to keep the radio on.  He liked anything but current music, and I only wanted to listen to the songs that were new and recent. There […]

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Lift me

Warm water splashed my tears in the shower as I prayed out loud, “God, I am in a funk.  Please help me.” I don’t think I have ever said it quite that way before, but that was my sentence this morning.  It may as well have been my sentence each morning for the whole week…. but […]

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