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”
“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”
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”
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”
Love is a Poem. A simple meditation to reflect on today and to remind us we are loved.
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”
“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it— just as we have learned to live with storms.” – Paulo Coelho What does anxiety feel like in the midst? Here’s my journey and a bitContinue reading “Anxiety and the Healers Who Show Up”
I recently began working at a local homeless shelter and addiction treatment facility. I interview prospective students who want to join our year long program. When asked to share a bit about themselves and why they want to be part of the program, most often I hear haunting words that echo through my soul: IContinue reading “Hope in the Midst of Hopelessness”
“Rage — whether in reaction to social injustice, or to our leaders’ insanity, or to those who threaten or harm us — is a powerful energy that, with diligent practice, can be transformed into fierce compassion.” ― Bonnie Myotai Treace Oh hey, Anger! Let’s process. Let’s let go of the words and whispers we’ve heardContinue reading “Anger: Let’s Process”