November 13, 2019

For those of us who are very sensitive, criticism can be a hurtful thing. We tend to internalize every negative comment and wonder why people are so hard to please. We end up thinking that there’s something very wrong with us, which means that we judge everyone else to...

October 30, 2019

Have you ever met someone or seen a person at a gathering and known immediately that they didn’t like you? I’m talking about someone you never met, have had no personal interaction with, and their facial expressions and body language just shout, “Stay away from me.”

I’v...

October 16, 2019

Every situation that we will face in this life is meant to teach us something. Nothing ever happens to us that has not been filtered lovingly through the fingers of our God.

We have free will, therefore we get to make decisions all along the way regarding who we allow i...

October 2, 2019

I’ve joked before that my husband says I hold a grudge like a glass holds water. He says that because I have a hard time with forgiveness. I like to receive it but I struggle to give it.

Because I wasn’t always authentic about what I was feeling while I was feeling it,...

September 18, 2019

There was a time in my life when I avoided conflict by any means necessary. Translation: I kept silent as I was dying inside and never spoke my truth. Everyone thought I was the most easygoing person in the group because I went along with whatever they suggested even w...

September 4, 2019

I imagine that when we were little, every little girl dreamed of becoming a princess or a movie star. We thought that we would be hugely successful at life and love and that all of our wishes would come true. We looked for falling stars to make wishes upon; we blew on...

August 21, 2019

We hold onto hurts and we nurse them. We take such good care of them that they become healthier than we are. Pretty soon they take on a life of their own and go out and create more painful memories. In the recesses of our minds are file cabinets alphabetically ordered...

August 7, 2019

There is so much bickering in the world today. I realize that we are a multi-cultural nation, but it’s not even a matter of not speaking the same language. It’s more like not even being on the same page.

Everybody is so caught up in seeing things their own way that we’v...

July 24, 2019

Are you a people pleaser? You might think of yourself as a peacemaker, always trying to maintain the status quo and avoid conflict so that no one leaves your presence with their feathers ruffled. That doesn’t sound like a bad think to be, does it? However, when you get...

July 10, 2019

When I decided to return to college rather late in life surrounded by students much younger than I was, I must admit I felt a little foolish sitting in the classroom. I used to joke and say I wasn’t your average college kid. But it took me a good while to decide to wal...

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