Triggers come in a variety of ways. I recently had the experience of being triggered by someone’s behavior that took me back to a painful place, causing me distress. To someone else, who does not have my past, it would be nothing perhaps. But to me, the situation flooded my soul with pressure, old anxiety, … More Triggered!
Fear is something we gain or lose, depending on our ability to trust God and His power to redeem our circumstances. It was about twenty-one years ago a pastor-leader, who I have learned much from, took a group of men to Armenia to meet with some pastors and their wives from Iran. They met secretly … More Fear Not! or should I?
In Part 1, we looked at the importance of holding onto God’s Hand as we walk through the process of healing from a painful past. Here, we’ll look at the importance of a renewed mind in this process. Isaiah 26:3 (ESV) You keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he … More Painful Pasts – Part 2
If you have lived through a very painful past then you are able to understand how exhausting and emotionally dark it can be to recount these experiences… you feel the pain and turmoil all over again — as though you have purposely gone back for more. Who would want to do that to themselves? That … More Painful Pasts
I sat there in my writing class thinking about the assignment our teacher gave, “Write about a process…” she said. In reflecting back almost two years ago to a time that marks a major turning point in my life, I thought about this day — the day I said good-bye to our wonderful pet of … More Saying Good-bye