Lessons from a Failed Marriage

Twenty seven years ago today I said “I do.” . Despite having spent most of three years with him, I had spent the four months prior to “I do” running from that relationship. Broken, I was young and honestly jumped into the marriage. It might have been the worst and best decision of my life.... Continue Reading →

Welcoming those from the other side of the table

Romans 5:7 Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. We live in a world divided right now. Everything seems to be right-wing or left-wing. It’s all about what you are for, or what you are against. People want everyone to join a side. If you’re not on their... Continue Reading →

Experimenting in the Brokenness #Write28Days

I have mentioned before that healing comes in levels. This was initially surprising to me, but now I realize I need to experiment in my brokenness to get to complete healing. I have to feel comfortable enough to try things I would not have done in my brokenness. Stepping out can be scary, but each... Continue Reading →

Building Community #Write28Days

Building Community can be hard when you are in the broken space, but community is another piece needed for healing.  Many things that break us, tend to isolate us.  Secrets we are told to keep from abuse.  Separation from others in domestic violence.  Relationships torn from addiction.  Shame, blame, guilt are things that keep us... Continue Reading →

Words have power

One of my Jackie-ism's has always been "Words have power."  I admit it is not an original saying, but one that I do say quite often.  If I am remotely paying attention, it bothers me when people are speaking negative things over themselves or others, even if in jest.  It doesn't matter who you are,... Continue Reading →

God can handle it

I have been listening to the book of Job in The Message translation of the Bible. It is really interesting to hear conversations in modern language, it makes me take pause. So many people are afraid to really talk to God. They think they must have perfect grammar, King James version speech, and get it... Continue Reading →

Unfiltered

Have you ever just needed a cup of coffee?  Old school coffee, not the k-cup kind.  Coffee where you grind up the beans, put the grounds in the coffee filter and brew a whole pot.  I love the aroma from the grinding to the brewing, the smell is intoxicating.  Even when I didn't like coffee,... Continue Reading →

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