Monthly Archives: January 2012

Redeemed

When I was a kid I used to walk to school, eyes focused on the side of the road looking for soda bottles which I could redeem for two cents. A few soda bottles could net a bag of candy … Continue reading

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All You Need Is Love

In the Greek language there are four different words for Love. Photo taken from Flickr – Lomo Love – by Party0 The Beatle song has it right. When love is the God kind (Agape), that is all we need.  The … Continue reading

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Abba, Father

Do you really know your Father? Our beliefs about God are colored by abusive relationships with our earthly fathers. If we apply these distorted perceptions to God, we miss a vital relationship with One who loves us more than any … Continue reading

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Oh Child of God

One tool that helped me gain a more accurate picture of myself was a list of characteristics called: Who am I In Christ. I’ve seen this list posted many places, but my first contact with it was from Neil Anderson’s … Continue reading

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Taming Our Inner Critic

If you are coming over from my guest post on Joe Bunting’s The Write Practice.com site, welcome. This is a new blog and I hope you find it helpful. We are beginning to look at how we see ourselves in … Continue reading

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Confession is good for the soul

I am not speaking about confessing sins or sharing deep dark secrets about ourselves. Although confessing our sins and asking God for forgiveness is a great idea, I’m speaking about a different kind of confession. For the purpose of this … Continue reading

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What are you expecting?

What are you expecting? Our expectations play a large part in what we receive in life. How can we frame our expectations so they work for us and help us get what we need? As a survivor of abuse, I … Continue reading

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Expectation

Have you ever prayed and asked God to do something in your life and He didn’t do what you expected? How do you handle that? How can we pray in faith, expecting, not receive an answer, and still believe that … Continue reading

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Forgiving God

I was so angry at God. I believed He either hated me or didn’t care. If He really loved me He would have stopped my abuse and made my father love me. But God was silent.  I figured, since He … Continue reading

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Four lies we believe about our abuse

Abuse impacts our lives. In order to get free of our past, we must forgive ourselves. To do that we need to examine ways that we’ve reacted to our abuse, ask God for forgiveness, and then accept that we are … Continue reading

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