This past May, we celebrated the one-year anniversary of my daughter being diagnosed with Celiac disease. One year of gluten-free. One year of healing.
We celebrated because of the hard work my punkin had put in. She is incredible at knowing what she can eat, what she can’t, and checking on things she’s unsure of. She’s better than even me and she never complains.Read More
Have you ever been to a doctor? I’m sure. I pretty much hate going to the doctor. I always feel like they are rushing me or making me feel stupid.
Have you ever been to a doctor you absolutely loved? One who listened to every single question and took your feedback seriously and understands that you know your own body? One who really works with you to get to a healthy state? Chances are if you can answer yes, you’ve probably told a lot of people about this doctor!Read More
I love photography. I love art. I love taking pictures from unique angles and of random things. I also love photographing my kiddo, my friends, special events, flowers, weeds, the sky… I think you get the point. Beauty is all around us and I’d like to think that most of the time, I’m pretty good about taking the time to notice it.Read More
God also says, “When the time’s ripe, I answer you. When victory’s due, I help you.”Isaiah 49:8
My victory is due and God is here to help me battle and win.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Historically, it’s been a rough month for me and this year is no exception. However, in addition to the normal October isn’t great-ness, I have been spiritually attacked. I wrote last week about spiritual battles and it’s coming straight from my personal life.
People from my past. Nightmares. Unwanted memories pushing back to the forefront. Triggers coming left and right. I guess I should mention that I was in a marriage of domestic violence, for those of you who don’t know my story. I did a whole series of 8 posts titled #1thing on it two years ago as a way to help others understand what domestic violence really looks like in all it’s ugly facets. It’s not just physical. You can see the start of it here: #1Thing: Post 1
This month is a little different. This month, the darkness I never wanted to deal with is rising up. The things I couldn’t face before. And although I still want to push it back down and pretend it doesn’t exist, I’m not going to. God is calling me to battle. It’s time to face these demons head on and with God’s help get victory over them and the past.
What does that look like?
Why am I sharing this?? I. don’t. know. God told me to. Which means someone, somewhere is going to read this who needs to read it. Someone is hurting. Someone is facing some past hurts of some kind. Someone has some demons of their own they are ready to break free from. Perhaps someone has been through domestic violence and needs hope or a starting point. Someone will read this and be helped or encouraged or led to take their hurts to prayer, to a friend, to a counselor.
That’s why I share. To help others. Even when it feels yucky to me.
It’s a Tuesday, friends.
Spiritual attacks are real. They come in all shapes and sizes and from any means the enemy thinks will work. Words, situations, events…
They can gut punch you and leave you lying on the floor wondering what happened. They can sneak in subtly or be in your face evil. They can come hidden under a smile and sickly sweet words to the point you don’t even realize it’s an attack until after the fact when you’re shaking and wondering if you’re going to pass out.Read More