I've been doing some research on the beatitudes and discovered that they are a process. While taking in all this information, I found that it was the path my life took as I was healing from the effects of child abuse. The first beatitude: “Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom … Continue reading Blessed are the Beatitudes, for they lead us out of Darkness.
This is a short blog. It was just something that was floating through my mind, and I wanted to share it. What I’m writing about is stilling the mind, but in order to do that you need to first still the body. I have found that decisive life choices and character shifts happen during a … Continue reading Be still and know that I am God.
In our world today, we are facing some troubling times, toxic politics and threatening environmental issues. When we watch the news, these issues can make us angry and frustrated, and we may feel we have little or no control over them. I discovered that although I alone, could not do much about those issues, I … Continue reading God gave us Dominion
Gamaliel, in Acts 5, reminded me recently too, “Keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it-lest you even be found to fight against God.” That is one powerful statement, … Continue reading When you need advice, listen for God’s voice.
This week I am thinking about God again. God is such an all-consuming subject; it would be impossible to hit on all the aspects of God, even if we talked about Him for a lifetime. I have heard Him spoke about as if there were more than one God, your God, and my God. There … Continue reading “Be still, and know that I am God:”
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
I keep reading all these blogs out there by young people who are talking about their mental health. It saddens me that there are so many people with mental health problems. I never really saw my problem as mental health, at least that was not what I wanted to see. I just kept thinking I … Continue reading Are you concerned about your Mental Health?