Once I graduated from high school and got away from my abusive father, my life didn’t get a lot better. I was not being battered anymore, and that was a plus, but I had a disturbed personality, created by my past, and was making bad choices and nothing was going right in my life. The … Continue reading From Frustration to Gentle Patience
I have been doing a lot of thinking about Hope lately. I always saw Hope as a wish, but I have discovered that it is much more than that. For many years I didn’t have much hope that anything in my life would change. I wished it would but didn’t have any confidence that it … Continue reading Hope and Expectation changed my life.
When we are children it is so important that we have good role models, so we grow up with a healthy attitude about life and our perception of the world around us is clear and true. When we are abused we grow up with all sorts of incorrect beliefs about life and how to deal … Continue reading Seeing through God’s eyes transformed my life
Just recently I read a blog that just broke my heart. This young woman was so full of anger, hate, and frustration that her life is just agony. I wanted to reach out and take her in my arms and tell her everything is going to be OK. But, peace only comes from letting go … Continue reading How I Learned to Let Go and Let God!
In my previous blog I talked about God’s image and likeness. That’s us. I just heard someone say, there is no expiration date on God’s image. If God is ageless then his image is also ageless. I learned not to listen to or participate in conversations about age and its affects. Don’t listen to or … Continue reading We all have value at every stage of our life.
I learned one way to overcome the effects of abuse was to change the way I was thinking. Child abuse garbled my thinking, made me think I was not as good as others. To overcome this, I needed to rethink who I was. I was not bad and deserving of the abuse I got. The … Continue reading How Steadfast Thought Can Change Your Life.
Child abuse is a terrible thing to live through, but you don’t have to live with it the rest of your life. I struggled with it for many years. There was something in me that wouldn’t let me give up no matter how hard I tried. I think that survival instinct is in all of … Continue reading Feel the fear and do it anyway