Reflections of Grace 127: Mistaken Thinking

[display_podcast] As a young believer coming into a new group of believers, I was so shy.   I kept to myself though I longed to join other young couples and make friends.  I would watch them gather together and keep myself apart from them because I felt so inferior.  I had nothing to offer them, I thought.  I just have to look good and they will think I am together.   It didn’t work.  I mistakenly thought they didn’t like me.  This was because I always believed I was flawed because I was abuse … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 120: Confronting the Elephant in the Room

[display_podcast]Because I am an advocate that stands up for those who have been victims of childhood abuse and…Because I am a healed survivor of my own past of childhood abuse…I once again feel the need to speak up on behalf of that group of people that even the church tries to shush up…because the disclosure is so uncomfortable for them…so it is easier to sweep it under the rug and pretend we don’t know these things are happening every day.When are we going to start confrontin … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 119: Feelings or Faith?

[display_podcast]About 25 years ago, through years of denial, spiritual abuse, and unresolved childhood abuse issues, my life broke apart in huge chunks and floated away on a sea of despair.  I lost my first marriage, my home, myself, my church, and my children moved out…and did I mention I lost myself?…all within a few months of each other.Then I entered the wasteland of devastation and loss and an overload of “feelings”.How can I describe the feelings?It was like being on a … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 117: When He Whispers Your Name

[display_podcast]God longs for you to know that He is more than enough in your troubled times.   He desires you to rest and fully embrace that where you are is exactly where God plans for you to be.Even in situations like you have never faced before.I was frozen in time it seemed–for the last three months of 2015.   But then I could feel it rising up within me again and now I think I can verbalize somewhat of what I have learned in the very hard and trying year of 2015.I have lea … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 113: Speaking Life

[display_podcast]The pine trees danced over my head as they sweetly whispered their songs of praise to the wind. I was hiking alone through the beautiful park that day, enjoying the warmth of the sun and the feeling of doing something really good for myself in diligently keeping up my pace in walking. Somewhere in my conscious hearing I began to register an angry voice lashing out in the distance behind me.“Hurry up, you slow poke. You are so stupid. Can’t you ever do anything right? You … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 104: Where Are Your Borders?

[display_podcast] She sat in my office crying her heart out seeking an answer for depression. A young mother of three children who just could not seem to get it together or define why she was so unhappy and miserable. She said she loved being a mom and her marriage was just fine. I was stumped and began to just call on the Lord to help me, help her! Finally, I heard the Holy Spirit whisper to me, "Ask her about her mother." Up until that point her mother had not been mentioned. So I … [Read more...]


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