IS GOD ONLY A GOD OF BLESSING or DOES GOD ALLOW PAIN ? Part 8

Thanks for joining me while I work through posting a chapter of my book  called “Friendly Fire.” This chapter primarily deals with the difficulty of trusting in a good God when life is not good. If you have not read my blogs before, please go back a few weeks to Part 1 and begin there for greater clarity. GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY During my time in Australia, God supplied a stress free rest filled with re...
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How Sky-Diving Helped Restore Trust In God. Part 7

Thanks for joining me while I work through posting a chapter of my book  called “Friendly Fire.” This chapter primarily deals with the difficulty of trusting in a good God when life is not good. If you have not read my blogs before, please go back a few weeks to Part 1 and begin there for greater clarity. This next portion is a journal entry written after I went sky-diving in Australia. January 20...
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How Do I Trust Again? Part 5

Dear reader, as you can see by the title this is an on-going series. If you have joined today, please go to the bottom and click on previous posts and begin at part 1  for greater clarity and benefit. HOW DO I TRUST AGAIN? I understand now that a big part of my wanting to know why David strayed was my attempt to control the future. I believed that if I understood his reasoning, then I could ensure...
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Would God lead me away for a season? Part 3

Join me for the next few weeks while I post a chapter of my book  called "Friendly Fire." This chapter primarily deals with the difficulty of trusting in a good God when life is not good. If you have not read my blogs before, please go back a few weeks to Part 1 and begin there for greater clarity. November 8, 2008 (One year post revelation) Journal Entry I feel God’s direction, his hand in this p...
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IN ORDER TO HEAL...SOMETIMES A BREAK IS CRUCIAL-part 1

FOR THE NEXT NUMBER OF WEEKS I AM GOING TO FOLLOW THROUGH A  CHAPTER OF MY BOOK DEALING PRIMARILY WITH SPIRITUAL HEALING  AND HOW TO BELIEVE IN A GOOD GOD WHEN LIFE IS NOT GOOD. SOMETIMES A BREAK IS NECESSARY—CREATE TIME, SPACE, EVEN DISTANCE That first year after disclosure, passed in a daze. I worked through the shock first November through March. In April  I moved out of our home into my own ap...
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FEELING THE FOOL

Interview with Elin Nordegren, now ex-wife of Tiger Woods. “The divorce came nine months after Tiger Woods' early morning car crash late last November led to revelations that he had been cheating on his wife of six years with multiple partners. Before Wednesday, Elin Nordegren had remained silent about the massive sex scandal that embroiled their lives and led to Woods dropping off the golf circui...
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It Feels Like Someone Has Died!

GRIEF COUNT THE LOSS The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief- But the pain of grief is only a shadow When compared with the pain of never risking love ~Hilary Stanton Zunin “To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness.” ~Erich Fromm~   IT FEELS LIKE SOMEONE HAS DIED “Job open...
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ENCOURAGEMENT FROM GOD

LISTEN FOR THE STILL SMALL VOICE OF GOD IN THE MIDST OF ACUTE SADNESS The following is a very personal journal entry written in the first few weeks after the disclosure of my husbands infidelity. I reveal it now to encourage you to listen. To stop all you are doing, to take a walk and listen for the voice of God in your circumstance. The Bible says the Holy Spirit will pray for us when we have no ...
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PEACEMAKER OR DOORMAT?

Peacemaker or Doormat?  This remains a question of perspective. The following photo depicts this anomaly.                                                                                                         Fall or free fall? You decide. During my healing process I often journaled my pain. At times God would bring revelation and understanding. Here is one such entry…  August 24, 2008 Today...
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