Reflections – December 2016

I am not really sure how it is December already and where this year has gone.  Time seems to slip away almost unnoticed until holiday decorations start showing up everywhere.  The holiday season is difficult at best for anyone who is alone.  And there seems to be  a double whammy when you're alone … [Read More...]

Its Not Always Easier As Time Goes On

How many people have told you that time heals all wounds?  Or that in time you won’t cry, won’t miss him, won’t want to talk to her as much?  Sometimes though in this journey of being alone you experience pain that is even worse than the day they died. Now that I am past the “year of firsts” my … [Read More...]

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Are You Trying Too Hard to Please Other People?

I have to admit it: sometimes I’m more focused on pleasing other people than on being true to myself. Even though I know that doing so never turns out well, I’ve just succumbed to the temptation to do it – even though I’ve previously sworn to myself that I would never do it again. My most recent … [Read More...]

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Essentials For The Spirit

I have been keeping a journal for a long time.  I started my first one when I was 14 years old.  At that time, I had a friend who was a nun and she gave it to me as a graduation gift from the 8th grade. The Journal has a wheat field on the front cover with inspirational quotes from the New Testament … [Read More...]

Awakening Pains: How to Embrace New Frontiers of Growth

I had a misconception about what I would feel like after healing emotionally. When I was trying to find my way out of depression and confusion, I imagined that when I felt better it would feel like I was floating on a cloud. I envisioned dancing through my days, picking flowers and being immune to … [Read More...]