Tagged with Healing

Burned Hands & Letting Go

God’s been teaching me some hard lessons over the last year. Actually, He’s probably been trying to teach me for a lot longer than that—it’s that I’m just now starting to pay attention…just now starting to learn about letting go. I’ll admit, that sounds boring, doesn’t it? I almost yawned as I typed it. “Letting … Continue reading

The Not-So-Good Ol’ Days

Ian and I drove past a restaurant the other day. I don’t remember the name of it. We only went there once, a long time ago. It hit me how much has changed since we were there. The anxiety starts gnawing at my stomach the second he suggests going there. I don’t know what kind … Continue reading

A Not Very Valentine’s Day Post

I hadn’t really planned on posting anything today, but I randomly came across a song this morning that’s really digging in. A splinter in my heart, so to speak. Because this song is like an anthem for those of us who’ve had to walk away from someone we cared about because they’re so broken, a … Continue reading

Perfectionism: Good or Bad? (Part 2)

It took a while, but here’s the follow up to Perfectionism: Good or Bad? (Part 1). #6. You’re a people-pleaser. We find people not liking or approving of us borderline unbearable, so we have trouble setting appropriate boundaries. We end up saying yes to requests and accepting treatment that we secretly resent. We might make … Continue reading

Why Not Just Forget It?

Most of us deal with our past in two ways. Either we get stuck there and let the wounds from it fester and spread infection, or we try to forget our past and minimize its impact on our lives. Most of the time, when I think about my past marriage, it’s like thinking about a … Continue reading

Monday Morning Truth: Do You Want to be Healed?

In a sermon a few weeks ago, one of the pastors at my church preached on the story of the invalid in John 5. I’ve read it before (many times), but he drew some things out of the text that I had never considered…things that really struck home with me. “Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem … Continue reading

Monday Morning Truth: Fear of Feelings

I had a perfectly happy Saturday morning. Seriously. One of those mornings dotted with sighs of contentment because everything seems exactly right. Then a few hours later I found myself staring despondently out the window, trying not to cry, and thinking, I feel bad inside. Really bad. I didn’t know what caused the shift. I just … Continue reading

We Are Wounded

Life is incredibly difficult. The difficulties may take different forms for each of us, but all of our hearts ache from painful, unfulfilled should have beens. Or maybe it’s the should NOT have beens that have left the deepest wounds. Maybe it’s because something was taken from us, or maybe it’s because we gave pieces of ourselves away. … Continue reading

A Truly Happy New Year’s

It’s hard to believe that 2012 is over. It has been both the hardest and most amazing year of my life. I think back to what it was like finally leaving my ex-husband, and my chest hurts just remembering it all. Because my marriage was such a nightmare, you might think that its end would have … Continue reading