Evolving Friendships

I’m at that point in my life where I have been blessed with some pretty incredible people in my life; many of whom I am either no longer in contact with or who I simply don’t see as often as I would like. I don’t know if it is a product of busy lives in a society where social media has become a substitute for personal interaction or if our lives have just gone in different directions. Perhaps it is just me and the older I get the less inclined I feel like going out. So it is that I find myself in between a place of needing my friends and good conversation and wanting to binge-watch some random show. Continue reading “Evolving Friendships”

Walking in Grace

I experienced the blessing of a group of encouraging and prayerful friends the other day. We were telling our “God Stories” and for some reason I was compelled to tell more of my ugly past and the beautifully redeemed story of my life then I usually share. God has a way of doing that. The story was met with love and encouragement to continue to tell others about the many ways in which God has transformed my life. There was no shame or recrimination in the process- just grace and exuberance for how God might use what he has done and how he might use me. I left feeling loved and lighthearted. Continue reading “Walking in Grace”

The Shame Walk of “Me Too”

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More and more women are posting the hashtag on Twitter and Facebook. The number of women admitting they have undergone sexual abuse or harassment is disconcerting. On the positive side, we are no longer standing alone and together we are shedding light on the enormity of the situation.

For those of us now banding together by claiming the abuse, we feel pain for one another. We feel the shared shame of hiding this secret. We also feel stronger in knowing we are not walking alone anymore. We now know who we can turn to and that we will believed and understood by someone. Continue reading “The Shame Walk of “Me Too””