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The Cost of a Gift


I walked into the store, I had a mission: return the make-up I didn’t like.  It didn’t work for me; therefore, I needed it transformed back into money in our account. I stepped up to the make-up counter, informed the well make-up’ed woman behind the counter of my circumstance. She was happy to oblige…until she saw my receipt. I had…

I Am


It doesn’t matter what age a woman is… …often times, she looks in the mirror and asks, “who are you?” Unfortunately, answers flood her mind – usually addressing her as a “what” rather than her “who.” While I am not fond of selfies, I took this photo of myself today: Why? Because, I saw someone…instead of the usual something. I am…

Hard Decisions and Steps Lead to Healing


“The first step is the hardest step, which makes you the stronger for taking it.”Heather Palacios

I wasn’t going to post today, until I saw this.

Here’s a tip about writing: reading inspires writing.

Another tip: be careful what you read! For what you read, will come out in your writing.

Okay, more tips later.

When I saw this Tweet a moment ago, I had my post. It’s last minute, but alas, here it is.

It comes down to this: the steps we need to take, will never be the easiest. In fact, they’ll be the ones that hurt the most.

On Discipline


I’m learning this week that to correctly administer discipline to our children, we mustn’t demand obedience…nor respect. We mustn’t demand anything of our children – demands only breed rebellion. No, disciplining is not bred through demanding…it’s bred through serving our children in love.

That love…is Christ.

The Pain of Living in Freedom


dizzyingFreedom.

What a lavishly beautiful word. A word that ignites all the human senses into frenzy unlike any other. Dizzying adrenaline rushes in when we desire it so much when in the confines of bondage – physical, mental and emotional – but alas, as the old adage goes, “be careful what you wish for.

This isn’t to suggest our desire ought never to be free, but alas, if we want freedom that badly…we must be willing to accept the consequences that come along with it.

Who? What?

There are consequences to freedom?

Absolutely.

What Narcissism Is…And Isn’t.


Mirrors by Lori JacksonReflections can be tricky things, especially concerning the adult child of a narcissistic upbringing. They can:

…pose as absolute threats to the inner child seeking to hide away from the pain that persists far into adulthood.

…help us hide from the deeply woven emotional pains of the heart that need to be healed; spawning the continuance of narcissism in generational bondage…

…or they can be cathartic tools to help us break the prison cells that we put around us; heralding health and healing.

The wild, crazy thing about narcissism though is that it usually becomes the center of much jesting in society; and friends, this is hurtful, not helpful.

Narcissism at it’s core is simply,

Be Choosy with Your Pickin’s


Last autumn, I took my son apple pickin’ (hey, I’m in the South, so it’s pickin’) for the first time ever. Honestly enough, it was my first ever time, too.

Upon arriving, I experienced a welling up of anticipation to have an adventure with my son seeking out ripe fruit to take home for us to enjoy and to preserve for the upcoming holidays. I had to explore, I had to discern, I had to find…and find I did.

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