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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Control-Freak

I grew up in a middle class home with my mother, father, and two sisters. My parents both worked full-time outside the home. My mother ran the pizza restaurant we owned and when my father wasn’t at his full-time job, he volunteered for the local fire department. Needless to say, they were never home and […]

Matters of the Heart

We live in a world that is constantly telling us to “follow our hearts.” We see it in movies, on television, reality shows, even hear it in the music we listen to. And for years I did just that. If I felt something, I believed that it must be God’s voice speaking to me, so […]

Anger Do's & Don'ts

Anger Do’s: Be Honest: “I am very angry with you right now.” Be Kind: No name calling, belittling, devaluing allowed. Be Direct: Useful anger is face to face, not a cowardly blow from behind. Be Responsible: We own our anger. No one can “make” us angry. Be Fair: Cruel jokes (in public and private) are off limits. Be Contained: We don’t get […]

Betrayal to Forgiveness

This is the poem I wrote to the women in my past that betrayed our friendship by sleeping with my husband. This is very raw and it still pains my soul, but there is healing in taking the last step to letting it go. I forgave my ex years ago, but my friends were the […]

What Are You Hungry For?

Money? Success? Love? Material possessions? Relationships? Sex?  The list could go on and on. Hunger affects each of us every day. We fill our lives with the things that we think will quench the hunger pains. Food nourishes our physical bodies, relationships feed our need for companionship, but what if we are trying to satisfy […]

God is Good

Throughout my life, I have had numerous conversations with people who have been through painful circumstances and ask how God can be good, yet allow bad things to happen. I always dreaded these discussions because I had no words to explain anything that made logical sense. My knowledge of God being good was based on […]