The Last Meal

All she needed to do was make a single cake. The fire cracked and snapped beside her, as she carefully measured out the remnants of flour and oil. For days she had watched as the supply dwindled, numb to the reality of what was ahead. They would die. With nothing to eat, nowhere to go, … Continue reading The Last Meal

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Your Newborn is Ugly

Having just gone through hours of labor -- the pain of childbirth -- you are basking in the glow of first sight and first sounds. Cuddling your soft, warm, adorable newborn child in your arms, a visitor arrives... ...and tells you she's ugly. They go on to tell you that things just go downhill from there. They … Continue reading Your Newborn is Ugly

Fear, Perfectionism & Love

Today the Faith Community over at Bonnie's place are jamming about Perfectionism. I encourage you to take a minute today to check out what others are sharing there! For me, perfectionism comes down to fear. My desire to be a perfect wife is based in my fear that if I am not everything Josh needs … Continue reading Fear, Perfectionism & Love

I Quit

I quit... ...worrying about what is ahead. ...feeling shame about what is behind. ...acting like I have attained perfection. ...burying my fears, hurts and insecurities. ...saying I'm ok when I'm not. ...stressing about what others think of me. ...trying to be God. ...seeking to earn others approval and affection. ...caring about site views, comments and … Continue reading I Quit