Anxiety, Being Real, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Kids and grief, Learning to Live, Life, Mental Health Awareness, Purpose, Sad, Scars, Suicide, Uncategorized

Bringing Light to Dark Places

How do you start your day?  Coffee?  Shower? Excercise? Excited to get your day started?Hitting snooze 15 times? Dreading what is ahead?  To be perfectly honest (and this makes me cringe to say this) each morning starts with dread; the moment I open my eyes.  At least, it has been that way.  I would wake… Continue reading Bringing Light to Dark Places

Christian, Church, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, peace, Purpose

Message of Peace

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Ps. 147:3 "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." Ps. 34:18 "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, yes, I will uphold… Continue reading Message of Peace

Angry, Being Real, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, Purpose, Sad, Scars

Wishing time away

This was written by my beautiful (inside & out) 15 year old daughter who has been through way more than any child should have to go through. She has a gift. It spoke to me and where I'm at in this season of life. It was too good not to share. Hopefully it encourages someone… Continue reading Wishing time away

Angry, Being Real, Christian, Church, Fear, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, Purpose, Sad, Scars, Uncategorized

SANGRY

Yep, that’s right, I’m sangry. As a widow, there are lots of days that can’t be adequately described. So what do we do?? We just make up words! So yeah, I’m in sangry mode. I’m sad. I’m angry. Sangry started on Sunday awhile back as I was thinking back to what Sundays used to look… Continue reading SANGRY

Being Real, Christian, Church, Fear, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, Purpose, Scars, Uncategorized

The Struggle is Real

There are things that I hate to admit; mainly because of how I am "supposed" to think and what I have learned to believe. Those aren’t the things that I would typically write about. But, I realize something... If I only write about the things that would "sit well" with others, I’m not writing with… Continue reading The Struggle is Real

Being Real, Christian, Church, Fear, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Learning to Live, Life, Purpose, Scars, Uncategorized

Hurt n’ Church

I read a FB post about how important it is for Christians to be careful how they treat non believers; especially when it comes to correcting wrongdoing. I have to say that it is also as important to be mindful of how we treat other Christians. Just as much damage can be done there!  I… Continue reading Hurt n’ Church

Being Real, Fear, Grief, Healing, Hurt and Pain, Kids, Kids and grief, Learning to Live, Life, Purpose, Scars, Uncategorized

Kids n’ Grief 

As incredibly difficult as it has been to deal with pain and loss as an adult, I cannot even begin to imagine what it is like for children. Sure, I see the ways they struggle and I’ve been there to witness how the void left by the loss of their Father effects them. But, I… Continue reading Kids n’ Grief 

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Purpose N' Pain

There was a time in my life as a young woman when I felt as though I had gone through more in my life than some ever would in the entirety of theirs. What gave me hope in that was the fact that I somehow, deep down in my heart, believed that God would place… Continue reading Purpose N' Pain

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Taking off the Mask

As a widow and a single Mom to two teenagers, I try my best to keep a positive outlook and show only the fighter in me to the rest of the world. By that I mean the encouraging posts, positive quotes, the articles that inspire me and help me to look on the bright side,… Continue reading Taking off the Mask