Category Archives: Inspirational

Pain, the path to freedom

“I don’t know how to recover this time. For the first time, everything in me just wants to barricade my heart and say ‘no more. Never again.’ It’s too much. It’s too raw and too honest, too much has passed … Continue reading

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A woman’s path to freedom

In a recent interview I heard Glennon Doyle Melton say that there are two important steps to true freedom as a woman. The first: Do it without asking permission. I recently went through a series of painful events that helped … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Criticism, Daybook, Fear, Femininity and Womanhood, Inspirational, PERSONAL, Victory Journal | 3 Comments

Revolution

I’ve mentioned before that I struggle with social anxiety (all kinds of anxiety, really!)  In counseling, I’ve been learning that this anxiety leads me to try to figure out ways to control and manipulate the world around me in order … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Contentment, Criticism, Daybook, Fear, Inspirational, Perfectionism, PERSONAL, Victory Journal | 6 Comments

Ragamuffin

In the 33 years since I was first ambushed by Jesus, in the literally thousands of hours of prayer and meditation, silence and solitude in those years, I am now utterly convinced that on judgement day the Lord Jesus will … Continue reading

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A Relationship with God

Tonight, my oldest daughter (13) had this on her heart to write, and asked me to publish it here… What really is a relationship with God?  Here is what I strongly believe: God wants us to love Him.  Having a … Continue reading

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Playing Unto God (and not the TV audience)

Today I was contacted by a television producer expressing interest in the possibility of collaborating on a TV show about “large families who are living a faithful life and how that relates to their work.”  I won’t pretend that I … Continue reading

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But God…

The bible says that “the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophesy.” (Rev 19:10)  I heard a pastor say once, in reference to this verse, that giving, hearing, and sharing testimony builds our faith and draws us closer to … Continue reading

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