A Marriage Restored and Renewed

Rey & LydiaI was the one who committed adultery and left my husband after one year of marriage. I was the one who spewed hateful words at him as he begged me not to leave. I was the one with the cold and calloused heart with love only for myself and my ways. Continue reading

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Do Not Complain

Exodus 16:1-8

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: And Moses said, “When the Lord gives you meat to eat in the evening and your fill of bread in the morning, because the Lord has heard the complaining that you utter against him – what are we? Your complaining is not against us but against the Lord.” Exodus 16:8

Blah, blah, blahWe were looking forward to volunteering at the nonprofit community event. Once we got there, however, it was obvious that it was poorly organized. Continue reading

Taking Captive Negative Self-Talk

dreadThe feeling of dread wouldn’t leave me. My mind was stuck in a rut by thoughts of impending disaster coming our way. Thoughts of us losing everything and being left alone in our time of need. Thoughts of us not being able to recover from our loss. Thoughts of being destitute and desperate. Thoughts of shame. Continue reading

No Such Things

Nehemiah 6:1-9                                                               

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Then I sent to him, saying, “No such things as you say have been done; you are inventing them out of your own mind.” Nehemiah 6:8

keyboardShe questioned my motive for choosing one client over another; “Did you pick that client solely on your friend’s recommendation?” she asked, seemingly ready to reprimand me. Her accusation couldn’t have been further from the truth. Continue reading

Who? Me?!

Who-Me-I spent most nights peeking through the curtains looking for the headlights of the car that would bring my husband home. He went out regularly with his drinking buddies and would return several hours later drunk, stoned, or both.

One night when my husband was out with his friends, Continue reading