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The part of me that still isn’t healed

The part of me that still isn’t healed

Today I need to be totally vulnerable with you. I’ve worked really hard on myself for a long time, and I’ve made INCREDIBLE progress. Seriously. I am NOT who I used to be and I’m proud of the work I’ve done. I can genuinely say that I love the woman I have become. But there’s still a part of me that isn’t healed yet. In fact, by the looks of things, I’m nowhere near where I need to be. Maybe you can relate.

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The “Work” that Completely Changed My Life

The “Work” that Completely Changed My Life

We all have wounds that we’ve carried since the earliest years of our lives. Even when we have a wonderful childhood with loving parents, there are areas of our hearts that get pierced. Until we learn from God Himself how to bring these hurts to His throne AND we choose to let Him have them—they can only become infected.

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The Beauty of Being Broken Together

The Beauty of Being Broken Together

I have a tendency to be a perfectionist. When it comes to work, hospitality, marriage, parenting, my faith, my relationships… I just want to get everything right. (Yes, I realize this is impossible. But it doesn’t always stop me from trying.)

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Finding the Courage to Be Vulnerable

Finding the Courage to Be Vulnerable

I used to believe that if I shared the truth of my heart— people would judge me, ignore my pain, get annoyed at the inconvenience, or all three. Putting on a happy face was easier than trying to keep it together enough to ensure only a manageable amount of realness came out at once.

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When you struggle with approval addiction

When you struggle with approval addiction

Maybe it’s just me… but sometimes the scathing and derogatory comments made about believers strike my ego the wrong way. The suggestion that we’re uneducated, or ignorant, or buffoons just kind of grates on my old tendency to be an approval addict. On a bad day, it has been known to make me question my faith.

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Freedom From Panic Attacks

Freedom From Panic Attacks

A few weeks ago- out of nowhere- I started having mini panic attacks. I’ve never had a problem with them before and I never knew how hard they were to contend with. On a tiny level today— I want to say that I understand what you’re going through. They are ROUGH. It was a battle to shut them down.

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