So after three days of purposeful silence on this journey, I decided to take a short break from blogging about this journey in order to internalize what has taken place over the last 21 days. I have had the opportunity to process what is actually taking place in my life at this moment, display the…

For those of you who are following this journey or walking your own, I sincerely appreciate you! I pray that whatever storms or trials you are facing, you stay encouraged and be the light in the darkness. I say that even as a reminder to myself, because I know that every hardship, difficulty and disappointment,…

Gettin’ It Back: Day 17

God gave me relief today. Not rest, because there was still battling to be done, though not as intense. His Word though,  was as refreshing today as a stream of fresh water. I've learned to tell the difference between my own thoughts just kind of wondering around about the things of God, and when the…

Gettin’ It Back: Day 15

Emotions are often a tangled up mess of perfection... we know exactly how we feel, and yet  fail to express it adequately and sometimes appropriately. Our outbursts, breakdowns, and ranting and raving somehow allow us to reach out and touch our humanity. I heard a well-known pastor say that this concept of "feelings" is the…

So once again I have waited until the midnight hour to post to the "getting it back" series, and I am sleepy. So, very. sleepy. With that said, this will be short. If I try to press through, I don't think anyone will be able to read what I write LOL. These past two weeks…

Are we "getting it back" or are we getting it back you guys?! Day 12 of the "getting it back" series came and went today, but of course, not before I could glean what the Lord had me to glean concerning the day. Today I'm going to be a bit more vulnerable than normal in…

I am soooo super tired right now, and I really want to get in the bed. To ensure that the number of half sleep writing errors are reduced, I'm going to keep this short with a bit of encouragement for you today.  Today I did a lot of observing and engaging with my hubby. Even…

Gettin It Back: Day 10

At just a few days shy of two weeks into this series, I'm blessed to have the opportunity to share what is taking place in my life. The goal is document is simply to document the goodness of God in my life, allow him to work through me, and watch everything around me change and…

Not that every moment is pretty, And not that every situation is simple. But because you are equipped  for the mission ahead However displaced you may feel... You can choose to keep your head Not just when things happen the way you expect Or the one that hurt says "I'm sorry". Not just when bills…

Gettin it Back: Day 5

  Forgive me for the second post in a day in my "getting it back" series! I did not post about yesterday until today, so I'm knocking out two for the price of one. I will make sure to divulge the happenings of every single day of this journey, even if it's just a few…

To Fix What is Broken…

"If it ain't broke don't fix it!" That's what I've heard. But what if not fixing it makes it worse? Makes it beyond the point of repair... Pushes it past the grasp of a first aid kit, healing conveniently stored for broken moments such as this. Broken like hearts torn from abuse and neglect? Or…

Gettin’ It Back: Day 2

Today I had the awesome opportunity to become familiar with what will be probably the most daring venture I have ever attempted! I got to hear some awesome people who are already accomplished and successful with this particular undertaking. I realized that like  me, they arrived at a point in their lives where they were…

Gettin it Back! Day 1

Well, as promised, I am walking this challenge out! I did indeed leave the house this evening to spend time with some really great friends of mine who I happen to work with. And do you know what? It was WONDERFUL! What a blessing our time together was! I absolutely needed the time away from…

So yesterday, I began a series of what I call "The Spoken Word of God" in an effort to take a different approach to my blogging and satisfy the interests of readers of the more poetic type. Today I want to connect some of the dots that in that particular piece and dive deeper into…

Say It Out Loud

Not everything I say is super spiritual. Not every thought that crosses my mind is pleasing to the Lord. Most of the times I barely catch the negativity before it finds a place in my thoughts; the words that come out when I'm alone would, well- I'd be ashamed if the fly on the wall…

Surrender! I Give Up!

  So it's been quite awhile since my last post. Such is the story of my life, so aptly named in the name of this blog. Today I'd like to talk to you about something that is hard to talk about, mostly because I'm in the thick of it. My hope and prayer is that you…

Silence. My head hurts from all the silence.  I wish I could communicate What could possibly alleviate The headache  That houses my silence.  If I spoke up maybe he would respond. If I breathed louder perhaps he would look up, Put his phone up, Open his heart up. Maybe.  Since I can't be sure, I…