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”
“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?”
Ubuntu. I am because we are.
No matter the story,
It’s important that we listen.
Easter Sunday: My letter to churches everywhere.
What the world needs now is love, sweet love It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of What the world needs now is love, sweet love, No not just for some but for everyone. Lyrics:Continue reading “Love Leads, Hope Follows”
Over the weekend, 3 men were stabbed in Portland while stepping in to protect two teenage girls. Sadly, two of the men died and one is in critical condition but expected to recover. One of the girls was wearing a hijab. This all happened during a commute on a Portland light rail train. The storyContinue reading “Portland Tragedy Reminds Us: Who is Our Neighbor?”
Today, I had the amazing opportunity to write about a subject that is very close to my heart. I titled it: Going on a Treasure Hunt, 5 Truths I Learned about God in Parenting my Boys. Please visit Sacred Stories, to read my story and let me know if you can relate. Thank you, CourtneyContinue reading “Going on a Treasure Hunt”
Are we so intent on being right, that we are willing to hurt the hearts of others? I don’t want to be right if being right takes the place of showing love, forgiveness, grace. Are we so determined to win at all costs, that we are willing to destroy our own peace of mind? AtContinue reading “Politics Schmolitics: Where’s the Love?”