I hate divorce

I sit here while in the process of going through a divorce and this scripture keeps coming to mind: “And the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate” Mark 10:8-9. It comes to mind to explain the hurt […]

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It Takes Three

My heart is broken. I have random times of being angry, of feeling hurt, of being sad and crying. My emotions seem to change with the wind. The smallest reminder can cause me to move from a place of happiness to a place of sadness, or anger, or a combination. It has not been an […]

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I’m Still Here

This part of my story is hard for me to share. It’s a piece that I have quite a bit of shame and it is still very raw. But, I was at a concert and Mandisa shared her story and reminded me that God uses everything and has a plan for not just the good, […]

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Take 5

In ten days it will be 5 years since the night that I was raped and I am in a completely different place than I was 5 years ago. I recently had the opportunity to be part of a project that shows just how far I have come, an opportunity because of keeping a blog […]

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Impacts of PTSD

PTSD overflows into all areas of life at times. Things that trigger a flashback can be unknown and other times they are known. It can seem like things are going well and then, what seems out of no where, it all flares back up again. Unfortunately, PTSD knows no limits and creates uncontrollable responses. Lately, […]

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This is Amazing Grace

This morning I was reminded of the process of continual forgiveness. I woke up multiple times from nightmares. This isn’t anything new. It happens from time to time. But last night was challenging. I woke up and had trouble shutting my mind back down. When I eventually fell asleep there was not much time left […]

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Haven’t Even Kissed

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 God knew. He knew what my story would look like and where I would end up today, my wedding day. He has faithfully restored […]

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