I’ve known for most of my life there would be a book about my experiences with the eating disorder. My Mom always encouraged me to write my story so it might help others going through something similar. At 19, I had the director of an eating disorder non-profit tell me to write a book because I had a powerful story to tell that would help others. Years passed and no book. That is, until the miracle healing! The thing is, the book wasn’t ready to be written all those years ago
Standing on the promises of God. This is how I have weathered many storms in my own life. Our Heavenly Father has been gracious in His promises giving us literally thousands within the Bible. These bright jewels He has given to provide hope in the midst of our despair, courage when we grow weak, strength when we are fighting temptation, direction when we feel lost, renewed confidence in His presence with us when we feel alone and afraid. Our loving God has given us a promise
It was roughly 10 years ago that I had a profound spiritual encounter that by God’s grace stilled the Voice of the eating disorder and lifted the depression that had been a part of my life for nearly forty years. After that experience my thinking changed because I had changed. No, I had more than changed because in that extraordinary moment when the Holy Spirit fell on me I wasn’t only healed, I was transformed. That moment of unspeakable grace was my resurrection – a resurre
“A hug is two hearts wrapped in arms.” Author Unknown I admit it. I’m a hugger. I give hugs often and freely! I think hugs are so important to me because I grew up in a family that didn’t express affection, and where hugs were seldom given. In fact, I don’t recall my Dad ever giving me a hug. Growing up without such affection taught me the value of a hug, and expressing love and affection to people in my life. All people need warmth, nurturing and compassion, and not surprisi
“The Most Beautiful Flower”, is a story with a message that reminds us to see and appreciate the beauty and love that is all around us in every moment. Life is a gift, every second of it. Sometimes we are so consumed with the trials and challenges in our lives that we forget to be thankful. Sometimes our hearts are so heavy with grief or sorrow or even self-pity we are unable to rise above the pain to recognize how blessed we actually are in spite of our troubles. Sometimes w
I know God lives by the wonders I see!
How else could such beauty possibly be?
Witness His glory in the breaking of dawn –
Its quiet splendor all too quickly gone.
Birds sing merrily to greet the new day –
With their bold array of colors displayed.
Dewdrops tenderly kiss each blade of grass –
In a morning embrace that will all-to-soon pass.
A fiery sun rises as it gives way –
To the warmth and light of its life-giving rays. I know God lives by the wonders I see –
Life is hard. I don’t say that to be negative, but because it is a fact. Our Heavenly Father never promised any of us any easy life, only that He would be with us through the hard times. Those challenging times offer us the opportunity to grow spiritually and cultivate an even deeper, more intimate relationship with the Lord. That is often the greatest gift in the hardship – at least this has been my experience. Still, when we are in the midst of the storm’s of our lives it c