“All of the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle” -Francis of Assisi
Frozen in the Fire
As I write this evening I am listening to the song The Broken Beautiful by Elle Holcomb. “You can make the broken beautiful, because your love will never change, and there’s healing in your name, your love makes broken things beautiful. “ Hearing this song for the first time has brought many thoughts to myContinue reading “Why God Why?”
Also seen on TheMighty https://themighty.com/2021/07/being-playful-and-letting-go-of-my-anxiety/ Our city puts on a large firework show on July 3rd. My husband is a police officer in town and works during this event every year. He is the social butterfly of our relationship. If you know me even a little you know I struggle with large crowds and toContinue reading “Marco Polo”
One of the most difficult things I have ever heard from someone was along the lines of “I have never met anyone else who is so kind, compassionate and caring, but has no idea how to love. You are incapable of loving anyone and incapable of allowing someone to love you.” Those words have stuckContinue reading “Path to loving you”
Expectations are incredibly comfortable for everyone around us. We have been surrounded in a society of expectations. We have grown to believe that making others uncomfortable is unacceptable. Our job especially as adults is to ACT LIKE AN ADULT! We are taught not to ask why; we often tell our children “because I said so.”Continue reading “Finding peace outside of the fire”
Have you ever just looked at yourself in the mirror? Crazy question, right? I realized a few months ago looking in the mirror is something I had not done in quite some time. Looking quickly in the morning to get ready, but never truly looking at myself. I do not know if ever realized howContinue reading “Yet the fire is comfortable…”
I recently heard a quote by Dr. Edith Eger “If you have something to prove you’re still a prisoner”. That quote made me stop in my tracks as I listened to her speak with Brene Brown and WOW! My previous post discussed words. The words we hear, the words we speak and the words weContinue reading “Rising Up in Grace”
As a child I remember hearing the phrase “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” As an adult I have learned that phrase is complete and utter bullshit. Our words contain so much power. Through many years of therapy, I have often been told, the physical pain is notContinue reading “Words”
“Eventually, the time comes when you mourn the comfort you felt in the chaos of the fire. You embrace the smoke and you rise up into your purpose.” JessicaLynn This post is slightly different. I had intended to write everything out into an official post, but I have struggled since the day I recorded thisContinue reading “Embracing the Smoke”
Some time ago I came across this quote: “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” Immediately after seeing that post I felt empowered like “O YEAH!!!!!” I continued to reflect on this quote and my heart began toContinue reading “Owning your story”
**TRIGGER WARNING** This will be the first post I am going to begin with a warning. I realize the information you will read below may be frightening or concerning for many people. You may wonder why I am willing to share these stories publicly or even why. So in a brief sentence I will explainContinue reading “When the fire consumes…”
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