Those seeking a community that understands brokenness, that expects authenticity, that cherishes truth, you may have found a home in this blog. I write out of my experiences of parenting an addict, dealing with estrangement, raising a grandchild, adult issues of childhood sexual abuse. What I find is that my faith and the grace of God, made visible in the actions of those around me, underscore all of my experiences. My hope is that you will find comfort and a safe place here, a bit of light into my life and some shared grace.
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I have been writing all of my life, the only way I could speak what was in my soul. My imperfections and struggles to find meaning seemed glaring when everyone else posted on Facebook beautiful pictures of family outings and great adventures. Yet I received messages and support to tell the truth and keep going. After a study of Steve Wien’s book Beginnings at my church, things begin to spiral in a good way. My friend Janet, who speaks the Holy Spirit to me, found her art again and gently nudged me into this blog. I will be forever grateful for Janet and Steve, for they listen when God whispers. If you haven’t read Steve’s book, do it. Life changing. http://www.stevewiens.com
Please be gentle, understand that I am riddled with sin, that I have made many mistakes and will continue to do so. I am one woman who deeply loves God, aches over her children’s choices, celebrates good food and keeps looking for the Light.