Freedom in Health & Wholeness – Freedom Series part 3

If you've landed here and haven't read my last two posts... please stop what you're doing and go read them now. This is the third in a series on Freedom... and the other two lead up to it. Freedom. It was the word I felt whispered to me as my word of the year in … Continue reading Freedom in Health & Wholeness – Freedom Series part 3

Freedom from Shame- Freedom Series part 2

I looked in the mirror and I felt it. The shame my body told me to believe. I looked at this girl and saw her. Not the body at first, but her. Then I let my gaze move from head to toe and I  whispered, "Hang on body; I"m coming for you too, Sis." See, … Continue reading Freedom from Shame- Freedom Series part 2

Freedom Series – part 1

I haven't mentioned my "word of the year" yet. I've been holding on to it. Not sure why, except I just felt like God needed to show it to me more before I released it out into the world. Whoa. And did He ever! I pondered many words. They were all good. All had meaning... … Continue reading Freedom Series – part 1

FREEDOM

I woke up to my alarm early Saturday morning and immediately thought... "WHAT have I done?" I needed to get up and get going fast! I had an hour drive to my third 5K of my life. "Oh man.. seriously. What have I done?" My mind started to contend against the excuses: I'm in no … Continue reading FREEDOM

The Ministry of Presence

I have two very vivid “feeling” memories from childhood. Feeling memories are things tied sooo closely to what your heart needs to hear; They are not a memory of an event or an instance or even a thing. They are a memory of a feeling, and I have two that conflicted and battled for a place … Continue reading The Ministry of Presence

A Street Named Straight

Oh, man. I can look back now and smile; but then? Then I was sweating. It was cool within the air conditioned room, but I was sweating. I was shaky and unsure and scared and yep… all the thannngs. I couldn't breath. The air was sucked from me. In fact… I felt like throwing up. … Continue reading A Street Named Straight

It’s ok to grow “quietly”

I have a favorite tree. I call it the Sentinel. It's huge and towering , stationed at the very end of our property, up a rolling field and at the top of a hill; standing guard; watching; observing; challenging any who might stray on to the property or any who may try to harm the … Continue reading It’s ok to grow “quietly”

The Mask of “Fine”

Hey #sisterfriends. I'm talkin to you today. Specifically, You. The one who's "fine." “I’m so glad we can be “fine” together. And by “fine”... I mean “un-fine”. It's what our hearts need to hear, I think. It’s a thing, you know... this being un-fine. It's is a courageous deep breathe to continue on, among the … Continue reading The Mask of “Fine”

Shame OFF ME!

If there is one thing we all need to learn how to do more - it’s let go of Shame. ********************* I don’t like to talk about “it”.  You know; You have one too... an “It”. IT is that one thing that Shame tries to tell me I’ll never get to re do,and therefore, there’s … Continue reading Shame OFF ME!

New Year; Letting go of Fear

Don't you dare say you can't do hard things. #notetoself. That's totally me, talking to myself. Totally. I stood in Chicago, in October, at the Marathon my daughter was running and as I waited to catch a glimpse and cheer for her,  I  watched every size, every shape, condition, age, disease, "excuse" and "fear", run … Continue reading New Year; Letting go of Fear