Freedom to Love

I have quite the confession to make. I have been living a lie. At first, I was stopped in my tracks. I did a double take. I even raised an eyebrow. My heart was pressed with the question, “Do you love yourself?”. Immediately, I thought, “How silly. Of course I love myself.”. But then the…

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Growing Pains

My son is now a toddler. And on occasion, he experiences some restless nights. During this time, he might wake frequently with crying outbursts. This could be due to his body stretching some in length. Or, he may be encountering the last of his baby teeth cutting through his gums. It is no wonder, as…

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Baggage

When I think back on my teenage years and young adult life, I recall a great deal of baggage. I had undergone multiple forms of abuse, starting at a young age. Over time, different life events added to the previous collection of hurts. Being bullied in school brought about low self-worth. Caving into peer pressures landed me into an…

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Offenses

I have to admit, I’m a person who becomes easily offended. When people say things, I tend to replay their words over and over again in my mind. I pondered this for a long time- wondering why this has come to be. I found the culprit to be in our culture. Someone seems to always…

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Darkness Is to Blame

It is inevitable that we will suffer from some hardship over the course of our lifetime. When I was just a young girl, I became a victim to sexual abuse. Statistics overwhelmingly prove that I am not alone in this. I never understood the capacity of what had happened until I became older. It wasn’t…

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