New Beginnings. New Hope.

Insecure, beaten down, low self esteem, just plain depressing. That pretty much wraps up the past several months of my life. A lot has attributed to that. Not just one incident, but many over my life span actually, and they build and build into multiple scenarios, until there’s that one last thing that causes theContinue reading “New Beginnings. New Hope.”

what courage looks like

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” This is a quote from the late Billy Graham who passed away just yesterday. There are so many wise things that he’s said over the course of his life but this one speaks to me personally on so manyContinue reading “what courage looks like”

finding where I belong

Really wanting to be liked. Really wanting to belong. Wanting to be known and be valued. Insecurities hit like crazy. I find myself all too often wondering how I’m perceived. I still struggle with the fact that people don’t necessarily see a smart girl when they meet me for the first time or care toContinue reading “finding where I belong”

before I face it all

Awaken my ear, O Lord, to You. To hear You. To know You. Until my very being is in You.  In You l live, I move, I breathe. This day cannot, it must not go on without You, my anchor. Be my stronghold. When this world is at my front door, the very front doorContinue reading “before I face it all”

birthday memories and moments

Birthdays. To me they speak of new life, hope, and gifts. Let’s face it – who doesn’t like to get a good gift or two on their birthday, right? But to be honest, for me it’s sometimes brought with it the dreadful realization of aging, which spirals into a day of feeling sorry for myself. Oh,Continue reading “birthday memories and moments”