Suicide Prevention: Love & Hope

SUICIDE PREVENTION: LOVE & HOPE Last week, we shared some of our story in hopes of helping someone, anyone, navigate mental health struggles and suicidal ideation. It’s real and horrible and so prevalent. Let me share the most important part – THERE’S HOPE! Now, please know I am extraordinarily sensitive to the fact that notContinue reading “Suicide Prevention: Love & Hope”

The Faith-Fear Seesaw

I mentioned yesterday in a blog post that I attend my very first writing workshop tonight…and that I’m nervous. I also noted that fear keeps us from our dreams, though, and I ain’t about that. From my mouth to God’s ears… Last night, I cooked black-eyed peas and cornbread for me and my hubs, thenContinue reading “The Faith-Fear Seesaw”

Peace, Not Dread

Mondays should hold peace, not dread. They should be an optimistic look forward at all that’s in store for the week, rather than a reluctant look downward at my shoes as I muster the wherewithal to just get through the coming days. I want my days full of joy and hope, moments of solitude andContinue reading “Peace, Not Dread”

Can’t Blame Myself

I’m the poster child for thinking of ways to blame myself when something “goes wrong” with my kids…if they acted irresponsibly, after they said something disrespectful, or best yet, when they got a mental health diagnosis. After the discovery of clinical OCD, general anxiety disorder, a math disorder, and ADHD in my daughter, I didContinue reading “Can’t Blame Myself”

God told me…

God told me to stop worrying about what other people think. This past week, He showed me a bunch of His work in action…in real time…and it was amazing. That encouraged me to lean on Him and forget about the opinions of others. God told me to stop wondering if I messed up my kids.Continue reading “God told me…”

Overwhelm. Mighty. Juice.

This past week was overwhelming, to say the least, but we pushed through. God IS mighty, and after I stopped feeling all sad and ridiculous, remembered that He is indeed mightier than my “overwhelm”, and turned up the Prayer/Warrior/Praise Juice…it all came together. It sure takes strength to praise Him in the hard times, butContinue reading “Overwhelm. Mighty. Juice.”

Wildfire

Two thoughts this morning: Life happens faster than I can sometimes keep up. God is a wildfire. Evidenced by my bedroom piled with clothes on the infamous chair, the laundry piles on the floor, and the laundry overflowing from baskets in the wash room, life moves faster than I can move sometimes. I am behind.Continue reading “Wildfire”