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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It was not my fault (For those struggling with blame and shame.)

Recently I bought my daughter a little red bag to use as a makeup bag in the future. This morning when I saw the bag, I thought it could serve another purpose. I could fill it with feminine products for her so she will have what she needs when the time comes. I wanted to make sure she was ready […]

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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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The One

Numbers are everywhere.  Number of likes, how many followers, retweets, number of posts, what is attendance, giving… Sometimes, we can get lost in the sea of numbers. Numbers are certainly important, and data is worth compiling. Research matters. Platform matters. But, souls are important. A friend emailed me recently, and shared she sometimes feels like she gets […]

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No Longer Desolate

In 2 Samuel 13, there is a story about rape. Tamar was the beautiful virgin daughter of King David.  Her own brother, who was obsessed with her, devised a plan to get her alone. He grabbed her and said, “Come to bed with me, my sister.” “No, my brother!” she said to him. “Don’t force me! Such […]

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Eclipse

As yellow changed to red, I had a moment with God in the pause.  I was gripping the steering wheel belting out lyrics from Bonnie Tyler:  “Once upon a time there was light in my life But now there’s only love in the dark Nothing I can say A total eclipse of the heart” I was trying […]

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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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The Little Princess

Once upon a time long ago, there was a little princess named Reina born to a mighty King.  The princess had straight brown hair with a cowlick on the left side.  She had rosy cheeks and a gap in her front teeth.  She also had a small red little strawberry birthmark on her knee.  These […]

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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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