Posts in Connect with Her
"Out of Control"

Our first response is to try to scramble around, pick up the pieces and cling desperately to anything we can possibly control. Maybe if I look good and my life looks good, no one will see the ugly reality. I was good at this, an expert even. I obsessively sought to control everything from food intake to relationships to my personality and appearance. When life seemed out of control, I felt like if I could at least control something then I would come out on top. It got to a point where I began to get recognition from people for being and always looking put together.

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"Beauty in our Brokenness"

I decided it was time to feel honestly and deeply. I found myself hurt, disappointed, confused, angry and frustrated at a circumstance that did not unfold the way that I had hoped, expected and, even prayed for. Too often, we are so quick to dismiss the feelings that don’t feel good. I learned and I am still learning that God gives us permission to be emotional beings. We can be honest, messy, raw, and undignified before Him. He can handle it all. He prefers that more than when we gloss over our pain. 

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