When Healing Becomes your Choice

I am a survivor of sexual, mental, emotional, and even spiritual abuse. These abuses haunted me throughout my childhood, into my adult years, my marriage, becoming a mom, and seemingly …

Purple Chrysanthemums

I planted purple chrysanthemums in my yard this fall. It was an act of defiance. Because ever since I was 15, just the sight of them made me bristle with …

A Mother’s Need

I’ve always looked forward to becoming a mother. Quotes about motherhood, depicting it as an honor, privilege and one of the greatest services to God and man, gave me quite …

Ending Pretending

I learned as a child to PRETEND. Everyone loves a happy girl. No one likes a crybaby. Even when you fall down and hurt yourself, or if someone hurts you, …

God was there

  It was dark, but I could faintly see the concrete below. I calculated roughly my chances of surviving such a fall, but I paused. Darker than the night around …

Beneath the Surface

We each have a personal testimony of how God has led in our lives. My story is of how I’ve found God to be my brother and closest friend in …