Have you ever been confronted with a hard truth about yourself by a dear friend and therefore knew that it was worth examining? Eight years ago, I was sitting at a coffee shop with one of my longest and dearest friends and for the first time, I asked a question that would begin a newContinue reading “Codependency and the Evangelical Church”
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral’s Kiss I want to share something with you. We are in the midst of global trauma and I’m so grateful for raw, real, and honest expressions of what individuals are experiencing. InContinue reading “CPTSD: What does it look like?”
“Don’t give up hope. It took many of us 20 years or more to acquire these protective behaviors we umbrella with the word codependency. It may take as much time to let go of them.” – Melody Beattie, Codependent No More There’s a good chance that if you’ve walked through an abusive relationship, you needContinue reading “Healing from Codependency”
“Hope can be a powerful force. Maybe there’s no actual magic in it, but when you know what you hope for most and hold it like a light within you, you can make things happen, almost like magic.” Laini Taylor I am thrilled to be part of The Recovery Toolkit blog tour featuring incredible womenContinue reading “Blog Tour: The Recovery Toolkit by Sue Penna”
“what seems unreasonable, unrealistic and impossible today can turn out to be inevitable tomorrow. It’s time for a new realism. It’s time for a new view of humankind.” Rutger Bregman, Humankind: A Hopeful History I believe in love I believe in loving our neighbor I believe love begins by supporting those closest to us InContinue reading “What Can I do to Impact My Community?”
The story we write upon our hearts
is the life we live
It’s our soul song
It’s our legacy
What will our legacy be?
Scroll back through my pictures on Instagram. Facebook. Twitter. Keep going. Farther back. You won’t find very many selfies. And if you do, you might find my eyes hiding behind sunglasses. Because if I didn’t hide my eyes, you’d see that they were dead. Hide. That’s what we do when we’ve forgotten who we are.Continue reading “Freedom”
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I remember when I nearly lost hope completely. I remember holding out my hand to grab hold of a tiny seed or speck and I thought to myself: Even if hope is only this big, I can hang on. And I remember thinking: If the stories I’ve heard about hope are real, I can keepContinue reading “Hope Lost and Found”
Ubuntu. I am because we are.
No matter the story,
It’s important that we listen.