November 21, 2014 · 12:37 am
Booklovers1 tagged me to a blog challenge 20 Things You Might Know About Me Blog Tag . I thought I would try it and pass the tag on to several bloggers. Blog challenges can be a fun way to get to know each other. I enjoyed getting to know some personal things about Booklovers1. She has a great blog in which she reviews books, music, even a few movies and more. She is the super sweet lady who reviewed my book Black Coat with a Silver Lining a while back.
Here are the Tag Challenge questions and my answers:
Question 1: How tall are you? I am definitely taller than most women. This greatly bothered me when I was much younger as I wanted to look feminine and petite, but it sure comes in handy when I need to grab something off the top shelf!
Question 2: Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what? Well, if it’s hidden I wouldn’t know. LOL. I do tend to enjoy all sorts of arts and crafts. I gave my walls a Mediterranean texture with drywall mud, and put up Italian tile in my kitchen and they turned out pretty well. I have done many other things I never really tried until I did them. I guess the best way to find out if you have a hidden talent is to try something new!
Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related pet peeve? That I don’t have enough time to go on more of the blogs I would love to read. As for a pet peeve about my own blogging experiences, it’s when I have combed through my post several times, hit publish, then later find some obvious errors. Continue reading →
November 10, 2014 · 12:14 am
Dear Sweet Girl,
There’s so much I wish someone had been there to tell you when you were a small child, and in your teens. Since no one seemed to care much what went on in your life then, I decided to write to you to tell you what I would have told you at eighteen years of age. I hope you don’t mind the intrusion.
First of all, you aren’t worthless and you aren’t a failure. No. You. Are. Not.
You are lovable, you are lovely, you are loved! Continue reading →
Filed under A Broken Childhood, Child Abuse and Neglect, God and Jesus, Hope, Inner Sruggles and Heartache, Life Lessons, Living for Jesus
Tagged as Encouragement, Faith, Feeling Alone, God's Love, Inspirational, Jesus
November 8, 2014 · 10:01 pm
I love that Jesus loves us like no other and that oftentimes
His love shows up in our lives through the kind word or gentle touch of a friend.
No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus
No one ever cared for me like Jesus;
There’s no other friend so kind as He.
No one else could take the sin and darkness from me;
O how much He cared for me. Continue reading →
November 5, 2014 · 10:07 pm
Off and on I have shared with you a few of the hardships I have experienced the last 3 years.
The death of my son. Then immediately after his death I needed more emotional support than ever, but instead was further alienated and impacted by terrible family drama, followed by the estrangement of a precious family member. Shortly after that I experienced an ankle injury that took 8 months to fully heal. I thought I was out of the woods once my ankle healed, but no. Sitting around waiting for my ankle to heal led to my back atrophying and further caused issues with a previously existing back injury, which then led to over six months of sciatica (also referred to as psychotica because of its ability to drive a reasonable person to utter insanity).
After some time I could commiserate with Job’s predicament.
Throughout the hard times I asked, begged, and sometimes in frustration demanded healing and relief. I cried buckets of tears. I wanted, needed, an escape from the agony and the heartache. I wanted a speedy recovery, a prompt delivery, anything, to get me past the immediate pain. Continue reading →
Filed under Awed by His Love and Grace, Following Christ Has Changed My Life, God and Jesus, Hope, Inner Sruggles and Heartache, Life Lessons
Tagged as Faith, God, Heartache, Inspirational, Irony, Jesus, Life Lessons, Loss Of A Child, Self-Reflection