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Our Next Generation

Our Next Generation

  I sit here with a conviction of what the Holy Spirit has recently disclosed to me for our next generation, our children of all ages as a mother, and a helper. As I invite God into this post, I pray that all of my readers will hear His Heart through me. The...

Your Trauma Is Valid

Your Trauma Is Valid

  Did you know that trauma can physically change the structure of a person’s brain? A common misconception regarding traumatic experiences is that they simply result in emotional or mental distress as if there is not a physical component. However, research...

Words

Words

The power of words, a single word, a single statement, a text message, an email, a verbal expression! Amazingly beautiful when the message is the right one sent at the exact right time!   In this season of intention, words are hitting me hard! In both good, and not so...

Intention

Intention

  So, I had a moment this morning that I think was a delayed response to just how God wanted me to see things.  As I entered into this New Year I didn’t look into a word or a phrase, rather praying that God would show me what he wanted me to see. So, I leave you...

Practices for the road ahead

Practices for the road ahead

  As we end this year, may we practice more of these things in the coming 2022. Practices that will offer us freedom, strength, and joy as we encounter the days ahead.  These are all things I am promising to myself this year. All of the things I have learned on...

Trauma in Children: Its many forms…

Trauma in Children: Its many forms…

  Little people with big feelings: Children are vulnerable little people with big hearts and minds who look to their family members and loved ones for nurturing, caring, and support. Hurting children, unfortunately, show up in spaces angry, and combative, muddled...

God’s goodness in all he’s created!

God’s goodness in all he’s created!

  With a continued yearning to feel more connected with our heavenly Father, my family and I ventured to the mountains this weekend for some much-needed family time away from the demands of the world. What always amazes me is how I encounter the Lord here every...

Hibernating of the Soul

Hibernating of the Soul

  Hibernating of the soul is what I‘ve been hearing in my heart the last few weeks. Quieting down the world, and all the moving parts of the doing! Seasons of hibernating serve bears, and other animals to allow them to rest and prepare for the next season, so why...

Perspectives

Perspectives

From where I sit, the view is amazing.  I am enjoying the morning in my favorite spot, a rocker on the back deck of a log cabin. My dogs feeling lazy, are lying at my feet. There is a cool breeze, a welcome reprieve for the steamy month of August. If I listen...

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

  On a recent getaway to a favorite spot, I was reminded of a friend’s similar journey. Her family was returning from a vacation when they encountered car trouble and became “stranded” in a beautiful mountaintop setting, while they tried to figure out the details...

How to get therapy to work for you!

How to get therapy to work for you!

  Going to therapy is a very difficult decision and process and is only compounded by trying to find the right therapist for you. A colleague of mine often uses the metaphor of trying on shoes to understand finding the right therapist. There are a lot of...

Choice Point

Choice Point

It is no surprise that this year has been painful and difficult for most if not all. We have had to adapt to innumerable changes that have left us overwhelmed, disillusioned, and maybe even helpless. Maybe you have felt stuck and struggled to make decisions. It’s hard...

When your child discloses sexual abuse

When your child discloses sexual abuse

As a parent, you try to prepare for all the big moments in your child’s life by reading the parenting books and researching their development. However, you are never fully prepared for the moment your child discloses sexual abuse. Parents often feel scared,...

New Year New You!

New Year New You!

  Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder. This looks different for each individual. However, one common manifestation of anxiety is avoidance, not being able to engage in enjoyable activities. The brain is an amazing thing, but at times it can be a...

October is Baby Loss Awareness Month

October is Baby Loss Awareness Month

Recently Chrissy Teigen and Jon Legend shared photos of their devastating loss of their third child. She was reported to be about 5 or 6 months into this pregnancy. The sadness in these photos was palpable. This was hard to see and read about but necessary to bring...

Sharing Our Grief Helps Diminish It

Sharing Our Grief Helps Diminish It

I recently learned that the Sunday before Mother’s Day is International Bereaved Mother’s Day. I did some brief research on the origins of both and I found that a lady named Anne Jarvis was the founder of Mother's Day in 1858. She founded this day to honor her own...