beyond beyond

We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world. –C.S.Lewis, the Problem with Pain Pain has become an almost constant companion to be over the past severalContinue reading “beyond beyond”

soul custody

Our souls were never designed to be in the tug of war battles we find ourselves in. They were designed to be pursued by One and pursue only One. And ever since that lie in the Garden where perfect oneness had existed between man, woman & God the enemy has continued to speak poison toContinue reading “soul custody”

scarred

God’s proof of love for us is found in the scarred hands of Jesus. @1Tim6_11Men tweet I often try to hide my scars. Some of them are physical, many are emotional. We tend to hide what we don’t want people to see in us during first impressions. Especially if we really like the person weContinue reading “scarred”

signs

There will always be signs telling you the way in which to go or how things are. This way, that way, even signs leading to harm, or death. There are signs the earth leaves behind as it groans for relief from the stress we placed upon it: natural disasters & their aftermath habitat changes animalContinue reading “signs”

unfixed

I’m unfixed. And the truth is, that’s where God meets me – in the mess of my life, in the unfixedness, in the brokenness. Mike Yaconelli I am broken. and I know it. I need putting back together again from my long fall off the wall I hid behind for so long. Parts of meContinue reading “unfixed”

look up

When I feel low, its usually because I have taken my eyes off of God. When God is in His proper place, and I acknowledge how big, strong, mighty my God is, I can’t help but look up to Him. Focusing on the problem makes it block out my view of God. It doesn’t meanContinue reading “look up”

broken

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 You hear the cry of the broken… You hear the cry of the broken. You answer the cry of the broken…You answer the cry of the broken. -Darlene Zschech I hit broken again this Tuesday. I was out of the blue suddenly whammied kindContinue reading “broken”

come out of hiding

You were strong enough to survive the real trauma. You’re strong enough to let God bring you through the healing too. #TheMercifulScar Many of us wear our trauma like a wrap. Tightly wound, seemingly to protect us from more hurt, wound, pain. The wrapping instead begins to strangle our emotions, keeping the wounds from healing,Continue reading “come out of hiding”

come back to life

Let everything bad escape and take the pain with it so you can come back to life. #TheMercifulScar I have found that God is truly the only way to leave my past behind, in its icky pain hurt loss filled entirety. It is one thing to share your hurt with another person, as there isContinue reading “come back to life”