Back To The Drawing Board

I'm back in therapy, dealing with the next stage of this journey, the highlights of which include my recent remembrances regarding the Gorilla and some of my ex's other personality-shards. That and the fact that my daughter got married last week and didn't invite her father. He doesn't even know she's married now. Also, did... Continue Reading →

Blooming

I had some roses in a vase this week, cut from a bush in the back yard. Most of them had run their course and were starting to drop petals but there was one bud that hadn’t yet opened. When I went to throw out the overblown roses I noticed the water had evaporated and... Continue Reading →

Two Hands

I was praying today, frustrated because I see successful brilliant people in the news and wonder why I can’t be around more people like that - why instead am I a magnet to the needy and dependent and narcissistic? I could have been one of those brilliant people. I’ve wasted my life instead on people... Continue Reading →

I Spoke

I think the past few years have been primarily about me finding my voice.  And getting myself and my kids to a place of emotional safety, of course, but none of that could have happened if I hadn't found my voice. Which is a little ironic, if you had known me for years, because there's... Continue Reading →

So This Happened This Morning

The gentleman on the left is Josh, a sweet special needs man who is filled with joy and spreads it wherever he goes.  The gentleman on the right is Pastor Doug, the associate pastor of my new church, who had just finished preaching. At the beginning of the closing worship set Josh reached up and... Continue Reading →

The Risk We Take To Love

So the emails and messages in response to my Facebook "bomb" the other day are still trickling in.  I'm up to 91 reactions and 118 comments.  I haven't even counted the messages and emails. And here's what I noticed - those who are cautious and simply say they will pray for the family tend to... Continue Reading →

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